Edward C. Davis Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research
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Areas of Expertise
- Specializes in the developing and applying mathematical and statistical models to water and sediment problems in streams, lakes, estuaries and coastal bodies.
- Recent research helped develop criteria for the EPA to use in evaluating water and sediment quality.
- Has participated as expert consultant, principal investigator and project manager on numerous water quality studies for industry, research foundations and governmental agencies.
- Studies the health of local bodies of water, including the Chesapeake Bay, and has knowledge of some Superfund sites.
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Disaster Research Center
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Education and Social Policy
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