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Akram N. Alshawabkeh

alshawabkehGeorge A. Snell Professor of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
429 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Tel: (617) 373 - 3994
Fax: (617) 373 - 4419
Faculty Website
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Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


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


  • Soil and groundwater remediation
  • Electrokinetic and Electrochemical Processes
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport Environmental restoration

Honors and Awards:

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


  • Professional Engineer: Louisiana

Selected Publications:

  • Gabrieli, L. and Alshawabkeh, A.N. (2010). "Influence of boundary conditions on transient excess pore pressure during electrokinetic applications in soils," Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 40(6), 1113-1121.
  • Choi, JH., Maruthamuthu, S., Lee, HG., Ha, TH., Bae, JH., and Alshawabkeh, A.N. (2010). "Removal of phosphate from agricultural soil by electrokinetic remediation with iron electrode," Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 40(6), 1101-1111.
  • Alshawabkeh, A.N. (2009). "Electrokinetic Soil Remediation: Challenges and Opportunities," Separation Science and Technology, 44(10), 2171 - 2187.
  • Gent, D.B., Wani, A.H., Davis, J.L., and Alshawabkeh, A.N. (2009). "Electrolytic Redox and Electrochemical Generated Alkaline Hydrolysis of Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5 triazine (RDX) in Sand Columns," Environ. Sci. Technol., 43(16), 6301-6307.
  • Farid, M., Alshawabkeh, A.N. and Rappaport, C. (2009). "Cross Well Radar I: Experimental Feasibility and Validation," ASCE J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Eng., 135(9), 1209-1218.

Professional Affiliations:

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