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Kimberly L.
Jones

Contact

Office: 
1026 LKDowning Hall
Phone: 
202-806-6570
Email: 
kljones@howard.edu

Faculty Details

Rank: 
Chair and Professor
Education: 

BS, Howard University, Washington DC
MS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
PhD, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Speciality: 

Dr. Jones is committed to improving water and environmental quality through her teaching and research, as well as through her work on local and national committees and boards. In addition to her position as Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, she also serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Engineering and Architecture. She recently served on the Chartered Science Advisory Board of the US Environmental Protection Agency, as chair of the Drinking Water Committee of the Science Advisory Board and liaison to the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC). She is an alternate Commissioner of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. Dr. Jones has served on the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Board of Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, where she was Secretary of the Board. She has served on several committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. She served as the Deputy Director of the Keck Center for Nanoscale Materials for Molecular Recognition at Howard University. She also serves on the Center Steering Committee of the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT).

Research: 

Dr. Jones has several active research projects in the areas of membrane processes for water and wastewater treatment, innovations in wastewater treatment, environmental nanotechnology, and remediation of hazardous wastes. Dr. Jones has received the Researcher of the Year award from Howard University, a Top Women in Science Award from the National Technical Association, the Outstanding Young Civil Engineer award from University of Illinois Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a NSF CAREER Award, an Outstanding Leadership and Service and Outstanding Faculty Mentor award from Howard University, and Top Women Achievers award from Essence Magazine. She also served as an associate editor of the Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE).

Subjects Taught: 

Aquatic Chemistry, Physical-Chemical Processes for Water Treatment, Special Topics in Environmental Engineering

Detailed Information

News

Sophomores Rutledge and Abraham Publish in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal Diamond and Related Materials

Thu, December 17, 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Sophomores Jade Rutledge and Brandon Abraham recently published a paper titled “Mechanical Properties of C3N Nanotubes” in the peer-reviewed scientific journal in materials science Diamond and Related Materials. Rutledge and Abraham worked in collaboration with Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student Hamid Ghasemi under the mentorship of Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Hessam Yazdani. Read More >>

Howard University Receives $570K DURIP Grant for Interdisciplinary Research and Education

Thu, November 5, 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Hessam Yazdani, Ph.D. has received a $570,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to support research and education in advanced materials, water treatment and environmental chemistry, orthotics and prosthetics, and traumatic brain injury. Read More >>

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