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Andrew Ramsburg

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Integrated Multiphase Environmental Systems Laboratory

Andrew Ramsburg

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Integrated Multiphase Environmental Systems Laboratory

Phone 617-627-3211
Anderson Hall, Room 113
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
innovative technologies for site remediation, fate and transport of contaminants in the subsurface environment
Biography: 

Andrew Ramsburg is a member of the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) and Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental (GGE) research groups within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 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.

Education: 
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2002
M.S., Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1999
B.ChE., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1997
Professional Experience: 
2012-present:

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2006-2012:

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2004-2006:

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2002-2003:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

Research Interests: 

Andrew Ramsburg's research interests include 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; and flow, transport, and exchange processes in multiphase porous media.

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
2006: Co-Investigator, Project of the Year Award, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program
2003: Michigan Teaching Fellow, Center for Research on Teaching and Learning, University of Michigan
2003: Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi
Selected Professional Activities: 
2011-2013: Associate Editor, Vadose Zone Journal
2007-2010: Associate Editor, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Pathway
Professional Memberships: 
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)