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Dr. James R. Mihelcic, PhD, BCEEM
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor and State of Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620-5350
Phone: (813) 974-9896
Fax: (813) 974-2957
E-mail: jm41@usf.edu

 

Appointments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board

Past President – Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors
Board Trustee and Member, American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists
Director, Peace Corps Master’s International Program in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Director,  EPA National Research Center for Reinventing Aging Infrastructure for Nutrient Management

 

Education
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
M.S. Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

 

Areas of Interest: sustainability, impact of anthropogenic stressors on water resources, water supply, water reuse, nutrient management, water/sanitation/hygiene (WASH) in the developing world, engineering education.

 

Biosketch
James R. Mihelcic is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and State of Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar at the University of South Florida. He directs the Peace Corps Master’s International Program in Civil & Environmental Engineering and an EPA-funded National Research Center for Reinventing Aging Infrastructure for Nutrient Management.   Dr. Mihelcic is a past president of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), a member of the EPA Chartered Science Advisory Board, a Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member and Board Trustee of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES).  He is lead author for 3 textbooks: Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering (John Wiley & Sons, 1999); Field Guide in Environmental Engineering for Development Workers: Water, Sanitation, Indoor Air (ASCE Press, 2009); and, Environmental Engineering: Fundamentals, Sustainability, Design (John Wiley & Sons, 2010, 2014).


 

Selected Publications

  • Verbyla, M.E., S.M. Oakley, J.R. Mihelcic "Wastewater infrastructure for small cities in an urbanizing world: Integrating the protection of human health and the environment with resource recovery and food security," Environmental Science & Technology, 47(8):3598–3605, 2013.
  • Fry, L.M., J.R. Mihelcic, D.W. Watkins, “Water and Non‐Water‐Related Challenges of Achieving Global Sanitation Coverage,” Environmental Science & Technology, 42(4): 4298 ‐4304, 2008.
  • Fry, L.M., Watkins, D.W. Reents, N., Rowe, M.D., Mihelcic, J.R. “Climate Change and Development Impacts on the Sustainability of Spring-fed Water Supply Systems in the Alto Beni Region of Bolivia,”  Journal Hydrology,  468–469: 120–129, 2012.
  • Wright Wendel, H.E., J.A. Downs, J.R. Mihelcic, “Assessing Equitable Access to Urban Green Space: The Role of Engineered Water Infrastructure,” Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (16):728–6734, 2011.
  • Mihelcic, J.R., J.C. Crittenden, M.J. Small, D.R. Shonnard, D.R. Hokanson, Q. Zhang, H. Chen, S.A. Sorby, V.U. James, J.W. Sutherland, J.L. Schnoor, “Sustainability Science and Engineering: Emergence of a New Metadiscipline,” Environmental Science & Technology,37(23):5314‐5324, 2003.

Web site: http://www.eng.usf.edu/~jm41/