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John Durant

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

John Durant

John Durant

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone 617-627-5489
Anderson Hall
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
environmental engineering, fate and transport of pollutants in surface water and air
Biography: 

John Durant is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from MIT.

Education: 
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1993
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1991
B.S., Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, 1984
Professional Experience: 
2001-present:

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

2011:

Visiting Research Scientist, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, University of Utrecht

1995-2001:

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

1993-1995:

Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Environmental Health Sciences, MIT

1987-1993:

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

1986-1987:

Environmental Scientist, Camp Dresser & McKee

1984-1985:

Fisheries Observer, National Marine Fisheries Service

Research Interests: 

John Durant's research interests include air pollution monitoring and modeling, effect-directed analysis of environmental samples, watershed-scale chemical fate and transport processes, and chemical exchange between surface waters and aquatic sediments.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2015: Elected Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
2010: Tufts Community Research Center Award
2006: Mystic Mover and Shaker Award, Mystic Watershed Collaborative
1999: Leadership in Teaching Award, Alewife/Mystic River Advocates
Selected Professional Activities: 
Licensed Professional Engineer, MA
2012-present: Chair of Steering Committee, Water: Systems Science and Society program, Tufts School of Engineering
2011-2013: Chair, Watershed Management Technical Committee, ASCE
2006-present: Faculty Mentor, Tufts Chapter of Engineers Without Borders
2005-present: Program Director, B.S. in Environmental Engineering program, Tufts School of Engineering
Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Civil Engineers
International Society of Exposure Science
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
CEE-0030: Environmental Chemistry
CEE-0132: Environmental Engineering Processes
CEE-0172: Fate and Transport of Chemicals in the Environment
CEE-0194: Atmospheric Chemistry

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