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Faculty Profile

Akram N. Alshawabkeh

George A. Snell Professor of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Dean for Research
Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering
501 Stearns
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1994
  • M.S., Jordan University of Science & Technology, 1990
  • B.E., Yarmouk University, 1988

Research & Scholarship Interests

Geoenvironmental engineering, soil and groundwater remediation; electrokinetic and electrochemical processes; contaminant fate and transport environmental restoration
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 2009 Transportation Research Board, Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2005-2006 Fulbright Scholar - Jordan
  • 2004 College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award, NU
  • 2004 Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award
  • 2001 National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Jordan Engineer Society
  • The US Universities Council on Geotechnical Engineering Research

Selected Publications

  • N. Gou, S. Yuan, J. Lan, C. Gao, A.N. Alshawabkeh, A.Z. Gu, A Quantitative Toxicogenomics Assay Reveals the Evolution and Nature of Toxicity During the Transformation of Environmental Pollutants, Environmental Science and Technology, 48(15), 2014, 8855-8863
  • D. Meric, A.N. Alshawabkeh, J.P. Shine, T.C. Sheahan, Bioavailability of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds in Thin-layered Capped Sediments, Chemosphere, 103, 2014, 281-289
  • D. Meric, S. Barbuto, T.C. Sheahan, J.P. Shine, A.N. Alshawabkeh, Benchscale Assessment of the Efficacy of a Reactive Core Mat to Isolate PAH-spiked Aquatic Sediments, Soil Sediment Contamination, 23(1), 2014, 1-23
  • D. Tang, N. Yang, Y. Yang, X. Zhang, W. Xiao,...A.N. Alshawabkeh, Enhanced Adsorption of Aqueous Perchlorate on Quaternary Ammonium Chloride Surfactant-modified Activated Carbon Fibers, Desalination and Water Treatment, 55(2), 2014, 484-495
  • L. Rajic, N. Fallahpour, S. Yuan, A.N. Alshawabkeh, Electrochemical Transformation of Trichloroethylene in Aqueous Solution by Electrode Polarity Reversal, Water Research, 67, 2014, 267-275
  • M. Tong, S. Yuan, P. Zhang, P. Liao, AN. Alshawabkeh, X. Xie, Y. Wang, Electrochemically Induced Oxidative Precipitation of Fe(II) for As(III) Oxidation and Removal in Synthetic Groundwater, Environmental Science and Technology, 48(9), 2014, 5145-5153
  • S. Yuan S, Liao P, A.N. Alshawabkeh, Electrolytic Manipulation of Persulfate Reactivity by Iron Electrodes for TCE Degradation in Groundwater, Environmental Science and Technology, 48(1), 2014, 656-663
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October 14, 2015

Written by Harry Brodsky, a second year Mechanical Engineering student.

September 21, 2015

CEE Professor Akram Alshawabkeh and his team were awarded a $2.9M federally funded grant for a “Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico (CRECE).”

July 22, 2014

Congratulations to COE Distinguished Professor Mishac Yegian and George A. Snell Professor Akram Alshawabkeh along with Northeastern Alumnus Ece Esellar-Bayat (Ph.D., 2009), Assistant Professor at Istanbul Technical University, and CEE Student Seda Goyker, who have been awarded the 2014 ASCE Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award.