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Steven Chapra

Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Louis Berger Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Steve Chapra

Steven Chapra

Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Louis Berger Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone 617-627-3654
Anderson Hall
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
water quality modeling, numerical methods, advanced computer applications in environmental engineering
Biography: 

Steven Chapra is an environmental engineer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and his B.S. and M.E. from Manhattan College. He has worked for the U.S. EPA, NOAA, Texas A&M University, and the University of Colorado. His teaching philosophy is based on respect for students, organization and professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject, fairness in evaluation, and rapport and listening. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was a member of the inaugural group of Fellows for the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).

Education: 
Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.E., Manhattan College
B.E., Manhattan College
Professional Experience: 
1999-present:

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

2006:

Steve and Sylvia Burges Endowed Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

1986-1999:

Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder

1982-1986:

Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Fellow, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
2016: Wesley W. Horner Award, ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute
2015: Wesley W. Horner Award, ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute
2009: Chandler-Misener Award, International Association for Great Lakes Research
2000: Wiley Interscience Award for Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Engineering and Science Education, AEESP
1993: Rudolph Hering Medal, ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute

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