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Akram N. Alshawabkeh

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Office of the Dean
George A. Snell Professor of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

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

  • A. Cathey, K.K. Ferguson, T.F. McElrath, D.E. Cantonwine, G. Pace, A.N. Alshawabkeh, J.F. Cordero, J.D. Meeker, Distribution and Predictors of Urinary Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Metabolites in Two Pregnancy Cohort Studies, Environmental Pollution, 232, 2018, 556-562
  • W. Zhou, L. Rajic, Y. Zhao, J. Gao, Y. Qin, A.N. Alshawabkeh, Rates of H2O2 Electrogeneration by Reduction of Anodic O2 at RVC Foam Cathodes in Batch and Flow-Through Cells, Electrochimica Acta, 277, 2018, 185-196
  • N.I. Torres, X. Yu, I.Y. Padilla, R.E. Macchiavelli, R. Ghasemizadeh, D. Kaeli, J.F. Cordero, J.D. Meeker, A.N. Alshawabkeh, The Influence of Hydrogeological and Anthropogenic Variables on Phthalate Contamination in Eogenetic Karst Groundwater Systems, Environmental Pollution, 237, 2018, 298-307
  • J. Lan, S.M. Rahman, N. Gou, T. Jiang, M.J. Plewa, A.N. Alshawabkeh, A.Z. Gu, Genotoxicity Assessment of Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts by DNA Damage and Repair Pathway Profiling Analysis, Environmental Science & Technology, 52(11), 2018, 6565-6575
  • S. Hojabri, L. Rajic, A.N. Alshawabkeh, Transient Reactive Transport Model for Physico-Chemical Transformation by Electrochemical Reactive Barriers, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 358, 2018, 171-177
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Related News

July 30, 2019

CEE Associate Professor Philip Larese-Casanova (PI), Assistant Professor Loretta Fernandez, and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education Akram Alsahwabkeh were awarded a $760K grant from the DoD's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) for "Electrochemically-Induced in situ Degradation of Legacy Munitions and Insensitive High Explosives in Manufacturing Wastewater."

October 16, 2018

Early in the morning of October 14th, Northeastern hosted a Midnight Masters Class prior to the installation of a 132-foot long section of the Pedestrian Crossing bridge that will link to two sides of the Northeastern campus over the MBTA tracks.

September 12, 2018

CEE Professor Akram Alshawabkeh has been awarded $13.2M over five years from the National Institutes of Health to lead a renewal of the multi-institutional and interdisciplinary research project, entitled, “Environmental Influences of Child Health Outcomes in Puerto Rico (ECHO-PRO).

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