Linda Abriola

Linda Abriola

(617) 627-3211
200 College Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest:

Groundwater hydrology, soil and groundwater remediation, mathematical modeling of multiphase flow and transport in porous media, engineered nanoparticle transport and reactivity.


  • Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, United States, 1983
  • M.A. (Civil Engineering), Princeton University, Princeton, United States, 1980
  • M.S., Princeton University, Princeton, United States, 1979
  • B.S. with highest honors (Civil Engineering), Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States, 1976


Linda Abriola is the Joan Wernig and E. Paul Sorensen Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brown University School of Engineering. She is a member of both the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. From 2003 to 2015, she served as the dean of the Tufts University School of Engineering. Prior to joining Tufts, Abriola was the Horace Williams King Collegiate Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. An expert in the characterization, transport, fate, and recovery/destruction of contaminants in the subsurface, Abriola is the author of more than 150 refereed publications and has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including her recent appointment as a U.S. State Department Science Envoy. In 2022, she was awarded the prestigious Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Ground Water Prize.