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Andrew Whelton

Andrew Whelton

Assistant Professor Environmental and Ecological Engineering and Civil Engineering

Andrew J. Whelton holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Virginia Tech. Before joining Purdue, he served on the faculty at the University of South Alabama. His prior experience includes postdoctoral training at NIST and Virginia Tech, as well as employment with the U.S. Army and several consulting firms.

His core research areas include sustainable infrastructure materials, water and energy systems, and nanotechnology. He and his team are working on green buildings, infrastructure rehabilitation, energy-generation facilities, chemical-spill toxicity, and infrastructure decontamination.

In 2014, West Virginia Governor Tomblin asked Whelton to help the state investigate and recover from a chemical spill that contaminated drinking water to 300,000 people. Much of Whelton’s group’s activities are described on their website,, and twitter feed, (@TheWheltonGroup).