University of Delaware - College of Engineering
CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Paul T. Imhoff

Ph.D, Princeton University

Professor


Office: 344A DuPont Hall
Phone: (302) 831-0541
Fax: (302) 831-3640
Email: imhoff@udel.edu
Curriculum Vitae:  view
Web Page:  http://www.ce.udel.edu/~imhoff/

[ Short Bio | Education | Awards | Select Publications | Courses ]

Short Bio

Research Interests:
Transport of fluids and contaminants in multiphase systems; mass transfer processes in soil and groundwater; sustainable landfilling; minimizing greenhouse gas emissions from engineered facilities; mathematical modeling


Education

1992: Ph.D, Princeton University
1988: M.A, Princeton University
1986: M.S, University of Wisconsin at Madison
1983: Bachelor, University of Cincinnati

Honors and Awards

2011 ASCE Outstanding Reviewer: Journal of Environmental Engineering (2011)
2010 Top Reviewer: Waste Management (2010)
Professional Engineer: (Delaware, 1998)
Engineer in Training: (1983)
Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Distinguished Service: (2005)
Outstanding Referee Award: Waste Management (2004)
Editor's Award: Journal of Environmental Engineering (2002)
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award: National Science Foundation (2000)
Chi Epsilon Honorary Fraternity: 1982
Tau Beta Pi Honorary Fraternity: 1981

Select Publications

Farthing, M.W., Seyedabbasi, M.A., Imhoff, P.T., and C.T. Miller, (2012) Influence of Porous Media Heterogeneity on NAPL Dissolution Fingering and Upscaled Mass Transfer, Water Resources Research, W08507, doi:10.1029/2011WR011389.

 
Mostafid, M.E., Shank, C., Imhoff, P.T., and R. Yazdani, (2012) Gas Transport Properties of Compost Woodchip and Green Waste for Landfill Biocovers and Biofilters, Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 191, pp. 314-325.
 
Akhavan, M., P.T. Imhoff, S. Finsterle, and A.S. Andres, (2012) Application of a Coupled Overland Flow Vadose Zone Model to Rapid Infiltration Basin Systems, Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 11, p. vzj2011.0140.
 
Jung, Y. Han, B., Mostafid, M.E., Yazdani, R., and  P.T. Imhoff, (2012) Photoacoustic Infrared Spectroscopy for Conducting Gas Tracer Tests and Measuring Water Saturations in Landfills, Waste Management, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 297-304.
 
Jung, Y. Imhoff, P.T., and S. Finsterle, (2011) Estimation of Landfill Gas Generation Rate and Gas Permeability Field of Refuse Using Inverse Modeling, Transport in Porous Media, vol. 90, pp. 41-58.
 
Han, B., Scicchitano, V., and P.T. Imhoff, (2011), Measuring Fluid Flow Properties of Waste and Assessing Alternative Conceptual Models of Pore Structure, Waste Management, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 445-456.
 
Yazdani, R., Mostafid, M.E., Han, B.,  Imhoff, P.T., Chiu, P., Augenstein, D., Kayhanian, M., and G. Tchobanoglous, (2010), Quantifying Factors Limiting Aerobic Degradation During Bioreactor Landfilling, Environmental Science&Technology, vol. 44, no. 16, pp. 6215-6220.
 
Sondhi, A., Imhoff, P.T., Dentel, S.K., and H.E. Allen (2010) , Assessment of Methods for Collecting Fallout Brake Pad Wear Debris for Environmental Analysis, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 239-249.
 
Jung, Y., Imhoff, P.T., Augenstein, D.C., and R. Yazdani (2009), Influence of High-Permeability Layers for Enhancing Landfill Gas Capture and Reducing Fugitive Methane Emissions from Landfills, Journal of Environmental Engineering, vol. 135, No. 3.
 

 Seyedabbasi, M.A., Farthing, M.W., Imhoff, P.T., and C.T. Miller (2008), The Infuence of Wettability on NAPL Dissolution Fingering, Advances in Water Resources, vol.31, pp. 1687-1696.

 

Imhoff, P.T., Reinhart, D.R., Englund, M., Gurin, R., Gawande, N., Han, B., Jonnalagadda, S., Townsend, T., and R. Yazdani (2007), Methods for Measuring Liquid in Bioreactor Landfills- A Critical Review, Waste Management, vol. 27, pp. 729-745.

 

Han, B., Imhoff, P.T., and R. Yazdani (2007), Field Application of Partitioning Gas Tracer Test for Measuring Water in a Bioreactor Landfill, Environmental Science&Technology, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 277-283.

 

 Han, B., Jafarpour, B., Gallagher, V.N., Imhoff, P.T., Chiu, P.C., and D. Fluman (2006), Measuring Seasonal Variations of Moisture in a Landfill with the Partitioning Gas Tracer Tests, Waste Management, vol. 26, pp. 344-355.

 

Li, L., and P.T. Imhoff (2005), Water Saturation Measurement by Gas Tracers in Unsaturated Porous Media - Effect of Mass Transfer Limitations, Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 4, pp. 1107-1118.

 

Jafarpour, B., P.T. Imhoff and P.C. Chiu (2005), Mathematical Modeling of 2,4-Dinitrotolune Reduction with High-Purity and Cast Iron, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, vol. 76, pp. 87-107.

 

Imhoff, P.T., and K. Pirestani, (2004) Influence of Mass Transfer Resistance on Detection of Nonaqueous Phase Liquids with Partitioning Tracer Tests, Advances in Water Resources, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 429-444.

 

Imhoff, P.T., A. Jakubowitch, M.L. Briening, and P. Chiu (2003), Partitioning Gas Tracer Tests for Measuring Water in Municipal Solid Waste, Journal of the Air&Waste Management Association, vol. 53, pp. 1391-1400.

 

Imhoff, P.T., M.W. Farthing, and C.T. Miller (2003), Modeling NAPL Disssolution Fingering with Upscaled Mass Transfer Rate Coeffcients, Advances in Water Resources, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 1097-1111.

 

Imhoff, P.T., K. Pirestani, Y. Jafarpour, and K.M. Spivey (2003), Tracer Interaction Effects During Paritioning Tracer Tests for NAPL Detection, Environmental Science&Technology, vol. 37, no. 7, pp. 1441-1447.

 

Imhoff, P.T., K. Pirestani, Y. Jafarpour, and K.M. Spivey (2003), Tracer Interaction Effects During Paritioning Tracer Tests for NAPL Detection, Environmental Science&Technology, vol. 37, no. 7, pp. 1441-1447.

 

Imhoff, P.T., A.L. Sawicki, M. Mercer, and M. Fitzpatrick (2003), Scaling DNAPL Migration from the Laboratory to the Field, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, vol. 64, p. 73-92.

 

Bonk, R.J., Imhoff, P.T., and A.H.-D. Cheng (2002) Integrating Written Communication Within Engineering Curricula (forum paper), ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education&Practice, vol. 128, no. 4, pp. 152-159.

 

Imhoff, P.T., Farthing, M.W., Gleyzer, S.N., and C.T. Miller (2002) The Evolving Interface Between Clean and NAPL-Contaminated Regions in Two-Dimensional Porous Media, Water Resources Research, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 29-1, 29-14.

 

Fu, X., and P.T. Imhoff (2002) Mobilization of Small DNAPL Pools formed by Capillary Entrapment, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, vol. 56, pp. 137-158.

 
Willson, C.S., J.L. Hall, C.T. Miller, and P.T. Imhoff (1999) Factors Aecting Bank Formation during Surfactant-Enhanced Mobilization of Residual NAPL, Environmental Science&Technology, vol. 33, no. 14, pp. 2440-2446.

Courses Taught

2012-2013
Fall EGGG 101 Introduction to Engineering
Fall CIEG 337 Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Spring CIEG 498/698 Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport

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