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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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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

  • L. Rajic, R. Nazari, N. Fallahpour, A.N. Alshawabkeh, Electrochemical Degradation of Trichloroethylene in Aqueous Solution by Bipolar Graphite Electrodes, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 4(1), 2016, 197-202
  • N. Fallahpour, S. Yuan, L. Rajic, A.N. Alshawabkeh, Hydrodechlorination of TCE in a Circulated Electrolytic Column at High Flow Rate, Chemosphere, 144, 2016, 59-64
  • N. Yang, J. Cui, L. Zhang, W. Xiao, A.N. Alshawabkeh, X. Mao, Iron Electrolysis-Assisted Peroxymonosulfate Chemical Oxidation for the Remediation of Chlorophenol-contaminated Groundwater, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 91(4), 2016, 938-947
  • X. Yu, R. Ghasemizadeh, I.Y. Padilla, D. Kaeli, A.N. Alshawabkeh, Patterns of Temporal Scaling of Groundwater Level Fluctuation, Journal of Hydrology, 536, 2016, 485-495
  • A.M. Aker, D..J Watkins, L.E. Johns, K.K. Ferguson, O.P. Soldin, L.V. Anzalota Del Toro, A.N. Alshawabkeh, J.F. Cordero, J.D. Meeke, Phenols and Parabens in Relation to Reproductive and Thyroid Hormones in Pregnant Women, Environmental Research, 151, 2016, 30-37
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December 13, 2017

Alejandro Rovira, S’19, spent his co-op working with the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) and the Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development (CRECE), led by CEE Professor and COE Associate Dean of Research Akram Alshawabkeh, to determine the environmental health of those in Puerto Rico.

December 1, 2017

CEE Professors April Gu (PI), Akram Alshawabkeh (co-PI), and Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto (co-PI) were awarded a $100K NSF grant to determine a "Timely Assessment of Water Quality to Reveal the Potential Ecological and Health Impact of Hurricanes at Puerto Rico".

July 19, 2016

NIEHS director Linda Birnbaum spoke at the Alumni Center on the importance of PROTECT's first multi-country study Zika in Infants and Pregnancy (ZIP). Source: News @ Northeastern “ You can...