Akram Alshawabkeh, PhD, P.E., Fellow ASCEProfile
Akram Alshawabkeh is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with expertise in geo-environmental engineering, water resources, and environmental health. He is the Principal Investigator and Director of the PROTECT Center, an NIH sponsored Superfund Research Program. As the Director of PROTECT, Dr. Alshawabkeh leads a multidisciplinary team that studies environmental and water contamination and adverse pregnancy outcomes in Puerto Rico. His research areas include geo-environmental engineering, soil, and groundwater remediation; electrokinetic and electrochemical processes; and contaminant fate and transport environmental restoration. Recognized for his pioneering work, Dr. Alshawabkeh is a Fulbright Scholar and a Fellow of the ASCE. He is also honored as a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and of the 2014 ASCE Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award.