- Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990
- M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1983
- B.A. Botany, Duke University, 1979
- Water quality and eutrophication modeling
- Numerical modeling of wastewater treatment plants
- Greenhouse gas emission assessments for wastewater treatment plants
- Effects of microscale fluid motions around phytoplankton cells
- Predicting harmful algal blooms.