Linda M. Abriola
Tufts University
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LINDA M. ABRIOLA (NAE) serves as Director of the Tufts Institute of the Environment. She is also a professor of civil and environmental engineering and adjunct professor in chemical and biological engineering. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Before her appointment at Tufts, she was the Horace Williams King Collegiate Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the integration of mathematical modeling and laboratory experiments for the investigation and prediction of the transport and fate of reactive contaminants in the subsurface. An author of more than 130 refereed publications, she is particularly known for her work on the characterization and remediation of aquifers contaminated by chlorinated solvents. Dr. Abriola’s numerous professional activities have included service on the US Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, the NRC Water Science and Technology Board, and the US Department of Energy’s Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) Advisory Committee. She served on the NRC’s Committee on Ground Water Cleanup Alternatives, which investigated the efficacy of pump-and-treat technologies; Committee on Gender Differences in Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty; the NAE Offshoring Engineering Workshop Committee, and STEM Integration in K-12 Education. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Association for Women Geoscientists’ Outstanding Educator Award (1996), the National Ground Water Association’s Distinguished Darcy Lectureship (1996), and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Project of the Year Award in Environmental Restoration (2006 and 2012) and was named Drexel University’s Engineering Leader of the Year in 2013. Dean Abriola received her PhD and master’s degree from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University, all in civil engineering.

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