BIOGRAPHY - DAVID A. DZOMBAK
[last updated 6-30-15]
B.S., Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1980.
B.A., Mathematics, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, 1980 (3-2 math-engineering program).
Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering (8/13 - present).
Hamerschlag University Professor (7/14 - present).
University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University (5/10 - present).
Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor, Carnegie Mellon University (3/07 - 7/14).
Interim Vice Provost of Sponsored Programs (11/12 - 8/13).
Faculty Director, Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, Carnegie Mellon University (5/07 - 6/13).
Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs, Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering (6/06 - 6/10)
Faculty Senate Chair (5/06 - 5/07), Carnegie Mellon University.
Co-Director, Carnegie Mellon Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems, WaterQUEST (7/05 - 4/07).
Faculty Chair (2002-2003), Faculty Chair Elect (2001-2002), College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.
Professor (2/98 - present), Associate Professor (2/94 - 1/98), Assistant Professor (1/89 - 1/94), Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pittsburgh, PA. Research and teaching in civil and environmental engineering, with emphasis on water and soil quality engineering.
Acting Director (6/97 - 7/98), The Environmental Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Lecturer (adjunct), Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Civil Engineering, Pittsburgh, PA. Research and teaching in environmental engineering (water and soil quality). (1/87 - 12/88)
Project Engineer to Senior Staff Consultant, Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA. Engineering investigation, analysis, and design related to remediation of uncontrolled waste disposal sites and development of new waste disposal facilities. (10/86 - 6/89)
Research-Teaching Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Cambridge, MA. (9/81 - 9/86)
Research-Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Civil Engineering, Pittsburgh, PA. (1/80 - 8/81)
Distinguished Service Award, AEESP Foundation, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, 2015
AEESP Distinguished Lecturer, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, 2010-2011.
Honorary Doctor of Science, and Commencement Speaker, Saint Vincent College, 2010.
University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010.
National Academy of Engineering, Election Class of 2008.
Alumnus of Distinction, Saint Vincent College, 2006.
Service Award, Carnegie Mellon Green Practices Committee, 2006.
Excellence in Review Award, Environmental Science and Technology, American Chemical Society, 2003.
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2002.
Professional Research Award, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, 2002.
Aldo Leopold Leadership Program Fellow, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 2000.
Jack Edward McKee Medal, Water Environment Federation, 2000.
Distinguished Service Award, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, 1999.
Service Award (Groundwater Committee), Water Environment Federation, 1996.
Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal, Water Environment Federation, 1993.
Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1991.
George Tallman Ladd Award for Research Achievements, College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1991
ES/AEEP Doctoral Thesis Award, Engineering-Science, Inc. and Association of Environmental Engineering Professors, 1987.
Outstanding Senior Civil Engineering Project, Carnegie Mellon University, 1980.
Tau Beta Pi, Carnegie Mellon University, 1979.
Nieman Scholarship Award for Academic Achievement, Carnegie Mellon University, 1979.
Saint Vincent College Pre-Engineering Award, 1978.
Bibliographic listings: Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1995-; American Men and Women of Science, 1994-; Who's Who in America, 1999-.
Research and Professional Interests
Aquatic chemistry; fate and transport of chemicals in water, soil, and sediment; water and wastewater treatment; in situ and ex situ soil and sediment treatment; industrial waste management; abandoned mine drainage remediation; climate change adaptation for infrastructure; water resource sustainability; energy and environment; population and environment; public communication of environmental engineering and science.
Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaBoard Certified Environmental Engineer, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists