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C. Andrew Ramsburg
Associate Professor


2002 Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology
1999 M.S. Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
1997 B. Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Emulsion-based delivery solutes and reactive particles employed in subsurface remediation
  • Fate and transport of emerging contaminants in the natural and engineered environment
  • Technology innovation for assessment and remediation of dense nonaqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) source zones
  • Flow, transport, and exchange processes in multiphase porous media
Prof. Ramsburg is a member of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) and Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental (GGE) research groups within CEE and is the director and a principal investigator in the Integrated Multiphase Environmental Systems Laboratory (IMPES). The IMPES lab is a highly collaborative setting where laboratory experiments and mathematical models are combined to elucidate and explore processes which influence the persistence of contaminants and control the effectiveness of remediation in the subsurface environment.

Professional Positions

Sep 2012-present Associate Professor, Civil & Environ. Eng., Tufts University
Sep 2006-Aug 2012 Assistant Professor, Civil & Environ. Eng., Tufts University
Jan 2004-Sep 2006 Research Assistant Professor, Civil & Environ. Eng., Tufts University
Oct 2002-Dec 2003 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Civil & Environ. Eng., University of Michigan

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Professor of the Year, Tufts Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2007 Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Water Resources Research
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award (as advisor of J.J. Crocker), Joint Assembly, AGU 2007
  • Project of the Year Award (as a co-investigator on project ER-1293), Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, 2006
  • Michigan Teaching Fellow, Center for Research on Teaching and Learning, University of Michigan, 2003
  • Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Georgia Institute of Technology Chapter of Sigma Xi, 2003

Selected Service Activities

  • Associate Editor, Vadose Zone Journal, 2011-2013
  • Associate Editor, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Pathway, 2007-2010
  • Review Panels: NSF (CBET), EPA (STAR Graduate Fellowship & SBIR), DOE, SERDP, Premier Award
  • Organizational Service: Unsaturated Zone Committee (AGU), Student Services Committee (AEESP)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
  • International Society for Porous Media (InterPore)
  • International Water Association (IWA)
  • National Ground Water Association (NGWA)