Michel Boufadel, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Membership as a Fellow is attained by professional accomplishments and is a prestigious honor held by less than 4% of ASCE members.
Boufadel is an expert in the field of oil spill research and has currently served on two National Research Council (National Academies) Committees on oil and ecosystems. A professional engineer and professional hydrologist (accredited by the American Institute of Hydrology), Boufadel has led interdisciplinary projects at NJIT that deal with contamination, sustainability and workforce development. His projects include floodplain delineation for FEMA, evaluating the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the shorelines, and developing non-intrusive technologies for mitigating storm water runoff in cities, which includes the usage of green infrastructures. Boufadel has more than 80 refereed articles in publications such as Nature, Geosciences, Environmental Science and Technology, and Marine Pollution Bulletin.