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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


  • Professional Engineer: Louisiana

Research & Scholarship Interests

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

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 ASCE Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award
  • 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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