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Linda M. Abriola

Linda M. Abriola is Dean of Engineering at Tufts University. She also holds a position as Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dean Abriola is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Prior to her appointment at Tufts, Dean Abriola was the Horace Williams King Collegiate Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan.

Her primary research focus is the integration of mathematical modeling and laboratory experiments to investigate and elucidate processes governing the transport, fate, and remediation of nonaqueous phase liquid organic contaminants in the subsurface. Dr. Abriola's numerous professional activities have included service on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, the National Research Council's Water Science and Technology Board, and the U.S. Department of Energy's NABIR (Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research) Advisory Committee. Dr. Abriola served on the NRC's Committee on Ground Water Cleanup Alternatives, which was the first NRC committee to investigate the efficacy of pump and treat technologies, and the Committee on Gender Differences in Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty.

An author of more than 100 refereed publications, Dr. Abriola has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Association for Women Geoscientist's Outstanding Educator Award (1996) and the National Ground Water Association's Distinguished Darcy Lectureship (1996).

Abriola received her Ph.D. and Master's degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University and a Bachelor's Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Drexel University.