Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. David Dzombak is the Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. The emphasis of his research and teaching is on water quality engineering and environmental remediation. At Carnegie Mellon he is Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs for the College of Engineering, and Faculty Director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research. Dr. Dzombak's research and professional interests include aquatic chemistry; fate and transport of chemicals in surface and subsurface waters; water and wastewater treatment; soil treatment; hazardous waste site remediation; abandoned mine drainage remediation; river and watershed restoration; and public communication of environmental science.
Dzombak has published numerous articles in leading environmental engineering and science journals; book chapters; articles for the popular press, and two books (Surface Complexation Modeling: Hydrous Ferric Oxide, Wiley-Interscience, 1990; Cyanide in Water and Soil, CRC/Taylor&Francis, 2006). He also has a wide range of consulting experience.
Dzombak serves on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he chairs the Environmental Engineering Committee. He is also an Associate Editor of Environmental Science and Technology. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.