C. Andrew Ramsburg
Andrew Ramsburg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. He currently serves as Associate Department Chair, Director of the BSEvE Program, and member of the AS&E Executive Committee. Prof. Ramsburg began his undergraduate studies with two years of chemical engineering study at the University of Texas in Austin. He went on to complete his education at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy. Prof. Ramsburg joined the faculty at Tufts after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. Awards recognizing his research, teaching, and service are evidence of his broad contributions. His research broadly focuses on environmental stewardship through studies aimed at understanding how the interplay of the physical, chemical, and biological processes influence contaminants in water and soil. Research support includes federal, state and industrial sponsors. With respect to teaching, Prof. Ramsburg has developed and delivered courses with target audiences ranging from first-term sophomores to professionals seeking to continuing education experiences. Prof. Ramsburg maintains numerous professional affiliations and currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering
- 2018-present: Associate Department Chair
- 2012-present: Associate Professor
- 2006-2012: Assistant Professor
- 2004-2006: Research Assistant Professor
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan
Andrew Ramsburg’s research aims to improve environmental quality through understanding, modeling, and harnessing transport and reaction processes occurring in multiphase systems. Often the overall goal in these projects is the development or improvement of technologies employed to characterize, manage, or treat organic contaminants in the environment. Areas of application include emulsion transport and delivery in porous media, fate of emerging contaminants in biological treatment units, biotransformation and microorganism transport, and DNAPL source zone characterization and remediation. Specific areas of expertise include multiphase flow and transport in porous media, liquid-liquid and solid-liquid equilibria, sols and emulsions, surfactants and interfaces, mass transfer, and biotransformations.