Biographic Information

Dr. Charles T. Driscoll

  • B. S. Civil Engineering, 1974, University of Maine
  • M. S. Environmental Engineering, 1976, Cornell University
  • Ph. D. Environmental Engineering, 1980, Cornell University
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1979- present, Syracuse University
  • University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering and Director of the Center for Environmental Systems Engineering, Syracuse University

Teaching and research interests are in environmental engineering environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry and water quality modeling. I use a variety of approaches to study the biogeochemistry of forest, wetland, freshwater and coastal ecosystems, including field investigations, laboratory studies, long-term field measurements, whole-ecosystem manipulations, and the development and application of models. I have authored or co-authored more than 490 peer-reviewed articles and have had more than 116 funded research projects.

In 1984, I was designated as a Presidential Young Investigator by the National Science Foundation. I am a member of the National Academy of Engineers. I am a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). I have testified in Congressional and State legislative hearings.  I have served on local, national and international committees including National Academies, the United National Environmental Programme and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency committees. I am particularly interested scientific translation and communication.