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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

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News

Professor Claudia Marin to Lead NSF Convergence Accelerator Team

Thu, October 8, 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Claudia Marin, Ph.D., P.E. is leading a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Convergence Accelerator team to develop an Intelligent Surveillance Platform for Damage Detection and Localization of Civil Infrastructure. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Marin a $760,000 grant over nine months for Phase I of a two-phased project through the NSF Convergence Accelerator program which is a highly competitive program designed to leverage a convergence approach to transition basic research and discovery into practice. Architecture Professor Bradford Grant will be contributing to the research alongside Dr. Marin.Read More >>

Assistant Professor Jeseth Delgado Vela Collaborates on Wastewater Testing for Coronavirus Levels

Wed, June 3, 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Jeseth Delgado Vela is part of a team of researchers from North Carolina State University, Rice University and the University of Southern California who are collaborating on nationwide efforts to monitor SARS-CoV-2 viral particles in wastewater. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus responsible for causing COVID-19.Read More >>

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