Published: Jun 6, 2013 1:00:00 AM
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Prabhakar Clement, Harold Vince Groome Jr. professor in Auburn University’s Department of Civil Engineering, has been elected fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Fewer than 5 percent of ASCE members are recognized for their professional accomplishments with the honor of fellow.
During the past 20 years, Clement has made numerous contributions in the areas of bioremediation design, contaminant reactive transport processes in groundwater systems, saltwater intrusion processes, oil spill assessment and environmental erosion processes at construction sites. He has worked as a senior research engineer at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where his efforts led to the development of a widely used software package called RT3D, which is used to simulate reactive transport of chemical compounds in groundwater.
Clement has served as the principal and co-principal investigator of several multi-disciplinary research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Australian Research Council, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Alabama Department of Transportation, and private industries. He has published more than 75 peer-reviewed journal articles and eight book chapters, and has served as associate editor of five journals. Clement earned a doctorate in civil engineering from Auburn University in 1993 and has been a member of the Auburn faculty since 2002. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Washington.