T. Prabhakar Clement, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE
Harold Vince Groome Jr. Endowed Professor
MY RESEARCH & TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
“I will prepare and someday my chance will come” – Abraham Lincoln
“Chance favors only the prepared mind” – Louis Pasteur
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration (or preparation)" - Thomas Alva Edison
is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention,
sincere effort (preparation), and intelligent execution”- Aristotle
I believe that success in research comes from "preparation" and hard work. If you joined my team, you will be prepared well to take the utmost advantage of opportunties (chances) you will get in life. Read this excellent AU commencement speech, where Auburn alumnusTim Cook (CEO of Apple Computers Inc.) talks about the importance of preparation and hardwork.
T. Prabhakar Clement
is a full professor in the Department
of Civil Engineering at Auburn University where he currently holds a
distinguished professorship title--Harold Vince Groome Jr. Endowed
Clement joined Auburn University as an associate professor in 2002 and
became a full professor in 2007; he was awarded the Arthur H. Feagin
Professorship in 2007, which he occupied from 2007 to 2012. He
was elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers
(ASCE) in 2013.
Before joining Auburn University,
Dr. Clement was a senior
research engineer (1994-1999) at the Battelle Pacific Northwest
National Laboratory, Washington. He later worked as
a tenure-track faculty member (1999-2002) in the Department of
Engineering (Center for Water Research, CWR), University of
Western Australia, Perth,
Dr. Clement has published 75 peer-reviewed journal articles (download CV) that have received over 1250 ISI web of science citations with an Hirsch-Index of 21 (Google Scholar data: over 110 articles and reports, 2225 citations, and H-index of 27). He has served as associate editor for several scientific journals including American Geophysical Union journal Water Resources Research, ASCE's Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, National Groundwater Association journal Ground Water, Soil Science Society of Amarica's Vadose Zone Journal, and the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. He has also served on two National Academy of Sciences and Engineering panels, and numerous other NSF and DOE review panels. His current research interests include analysis of flow and reactive transport in groundwater systems, laboratory-scale visualization of porous media flow, metal transport in groundwater, numerical methods, bioremediation design, oil spill assessment in sandy beach environments, and modeling of environmental erosion processes. He has supervised /co-supervised 8 PhD graduates, 25 masters graduates, 5 post-doctoral fellows, and several undergraduate honors students.
Dr. Clement is the lead author of the US Department of Energy's public domain bioremediation model RT3D. He is also one of the co-authors of the US EPA’s natural attenuation screening tool BIOCHLOR. His research accomplishment related to the RT3D project received the Federal Laboratory Consortium Seal of Achievement in 1999. He received the Senior Research Award for Excellence from Auburn University's Alumni Engineering Council in 2006, Outstanding Civil Engineering Facutly Member award from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering in 2006, Arthur Arthur H. Feagin Research Chair professorship in 2007, and Groome Jr. Endowed Professorship in 2012. Dr. Clement has served as a member of adjunct graduate faculty at Brigham Young University and at the University of Alabama. He has given research presentations and visited several universities and research labs including the Seoul National University in Korea, USEPA Robert S. Kerr Lab, Ada, Oklahoma, USEPA Research Lab, Athens, Georgia, University of Hong Kong, University New Castle in Australia, University of Auckland in New Zealand, IIT- Madras India, IIT-Bombay India, Denmark Technical University, Delft University, Netherlands, Anna University-India, SRM University-India, University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, Technical University of Cartagena in Spain, University of Wollongong at Sydney, Vanderbilt University, Clemson University, Washington State University, Georgia Tech, Colorado School Mines, Rice University, Florida State, Louisiana State University, Missouri S&T-Rolla, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore, Berkeley National Laboratory at UC Berkeley, Oak Ridge National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Idaho National Lab, Washington University- St Louis, CSIRO Lab Perth Australia, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Belgium, Kyambogo University, Uganda, Africa, and The University of Hawaii. Dr. Clement is a registered Professional Engineer (Civil) in the State of Washington. For more information, please download the full CV or click on Google Scholar Data links.