Research/Areas of Interest:
Groundwater hydrology, mathematical modeling of multiphase flow and reactive transport in porous media.
- 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 director of Tufts Institute of the Environment and a university professor at Tufts University, where she holds appointments in the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical and Biological 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.