Celebration of Faculty Careers Colloquium and Reception with CHAD JAFVERT
|Event Date:||February 26, 2014|
|Hosted By:||College of Engineering
|Location:||Hampton Hall G212
|Contact Name:||Marsha Freeland
Prof. Chad Jafvert
"How did that get there, and where is it going: An overview of research on some legacy pollutants and potential pollutants".
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
3:30 p.m. Seminar, Hampton Hall, Room G212
4:30 p.m. Reception, Hampton Hall, Room G212
Professor Chad Jafvert
Professor of Civil Engineering
Chad Jafvert received his Ph.D. from the U. of Iowa in 1985 and was awarded a NRC postdoctoral fellowship to work at the U.S. EPA Research Laboratory in Athens, GA. After one year, he was hired by the EPA at the same lab, where he worked until joining the faculty at Purdue in 1991. Dr. Jafvert’s primary research interests are the chemical and physicochemical fate processes of anthropogenic substances in natural and engineered environments. He has published widely on octanol-water, soil-water and sediment-water phase distribution processes of organic chemicals, including organic cations and anions. His recent interests include: remediation strategies for contaminated sediments; aquatic photochemistry of pollutants including carbon-based nanomaterials and flame-retardant compounds; real-time continuous water quality monitoring, and drinking water treatment in rural areas of developing countries. He has served as a reviewer of manuscripts, proposals, and reports for over 30 different journals and organizations. He is currently a member of the EPA National Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) Science Review Board, and in 2013, he was honored as a guest professor by the President of Southeast University, Nanjing, China. He has supervised 13 completed Ph.D. and 10 thesis M.S. students, has served on the committees of over 60 other students, and has supervised 5 postdoctoral research associates. He has published over 100 papers and documents searchable in citation indexes. Nine of his former graduate students or postdoctoral associates are faculty members at universities in the U.S., Taiwan, South Korea, and China.