Dominic M. Di Toro

Ph.D, Princeton University

Edward C. Davis Professor; Director for the Center for the Study of Pollutants in the Environment

Office: 356A DuPont Hall
Phone: (302) 831-4092
Fax: (302) 831-3640
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[ Short Bio | Education | Awards | Select Publications ]

Short Bio

Research Interests:
 Water quality modeling; water quality and sediment quality criteria models for organic chemicals, metals, mixtures; organic chemical and metal sorption models; statistical models


1967: Ph.D, Princeton University
1965: Master, Princeton University
1963: Bachelor, Manhattan College

Honors and Awards

Elected: National Academy of Engineering, 2005
Simon Freese Award: American Society of Civil Engineering, 2005
Highly Cited Researcher, Ecology and Environment: Institute of Scientific Information, 2003
Gordon Conference Chairman (Elected): Environmental Sciences Water,. 2002
The Founders Award - the society's highest award: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 1997
Kenneth Allen Memorial Award: New York Water Environment Association, 1994
Certificate of Achievement: Department of the Army- 1991
The Chandler-Misener Award: International Association for Great Lakes Research, 1983
Wesley W. Horner Award: American Society of Civil Engineers- 1980
The Chandler-Misener Award: International Association for Great Lakes Research (1978)
Samuel A. Greely Award: American Society of Civil Engineers- 1974
Met Section Prize Paper Award: American Society of Civil Engineers- 1970
NSF Cooperative Fellowship: Princeton University - 1963-1966
Prize Paper Contest: Institute of Radio Engineers - AIEE 1963

Select Publications

Di Toro, D. M. Lapadula, J. E., and J. P. Watkins. Equalization - nuetralization basin desgn. J. Environ. Engr. ASCE 107(1) (1981): 251-262.
Di Toro, D. M. Probability model of stream quality due to runoff. J. Environ. Engr. ASCE 110(3) (1984): 607-628.
Shi Z. Q., Di Toro D. M., Allen H. E., and Sparks D. L. (2008) A WHAM-based kinetics model for Zn adsorption and desorption to soils. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42(15), 5630-5636.
Ponizovsky A. A., Thakali S., Allen H. E., Di Toro D. M., Ackerman A. J., and Metzler D. M. (2008) Nickel partitioning in acid soils at low moisture content. Geoderma 145(1-2), 69-76.
McGrath J. A., Di Toro D. M. (2009) Validation of the target lipid model for toxicity assessment of residual petroleum constituents: Monocyclic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 28(6), 1130-1148.
Kipka, U., Di Toro D. M. (2009) Technical basis for polar and nonpolar narcotic chemicals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon criteria. III. A polyparameter model for target lipid partitioning. Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 27(7), 11429-1438.
Moore TS, Nuzzio DB, Di Toro DM, Luther GW. (2009) Oxygen dynamics in a well mixed estuary, the lower Delaware Bay, USA. Mar. Chem. 117(1-4):SI 11-20.
Fennel K, Brady D, DiToro D, Fulweiler RW, Gardner WS, Giblin A, McCarthy MJ, Rao A, Seitzinger S, Thouvenot-Korppoo M, Tobias C. (2009) Modeling denitrification in aquatic sediments. Biogeochem. 93(1-2):159-178.
Atalay YB, Carbonaro RF, Di Toro DM. (2009) Distribution of proton dissociation constants for model humic and fulvic acid molecules. Environ. Sci. Technol., 43(10):3626-3631.
Phillips K. L., Di Toro D. M., Sandler S.I., (2011) Prediction of Soil Sorption Coefficients using Model Molecular Structures for Organic Matter and the Quantum Mechanical COSMO-SAC Model. Environ. Sci. Technol., 45(3), 1021-1027.
Di Toro, D.M. Sediment Flux Modeling. J. Wiley and Sons., New York: (2001), 624p.

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