Dennis B. McLaughlin
H.M. King Bhumibol Professor of Water Resource Management

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room 48-209
Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: (617) 253-7176


Princeton University Princeton, NJ PhD June 1985
Princeton University Princeton, NJ MSE Oct. 1967
Purdue University Lafayette, IN BSEE June 1966
Principal Fields of Interest:
Ground Water Hydrology, Water Resource Systems, Environmental Data Assimilation

Positions Held:
H.M. King Bhumibol Professor of Water Resource Management
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Visiting Professor
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Western Australia 
Perth, Australia
Visiting Scientist
Institute for Hydromechanics
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Zurich, Switzerland
Visiting Professor
Department of Economics
University of Western Australia 
Perth, Australia
Visiting Scientist
CSIRO Division of Water Resources Wembley, Australia 
Visiting Scientist
TNO Institute of AppliedGeoscience  Delft,
The Netherlands
Department of Civil Engineering
University of California 
Davis, CA 
Resource Management Associates           Lafayette, CA
Consulting Engineer
Water Resources Engineers Walnut Creek, CA
Consulting Engineer
The Analytic Sciences Corporation  Reading, MA
Control Engineer      
Raytheon Missile Systems Division    Wembley, Australia 

Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental Applications MIT 1.017 1999-present
Water Resource Systems MIT 1.731 1983-present
Hydrologic Estimation and Prediction MIT 1.732 1984-1996
Groundwater Modeling MIT 1.724 1995-1996
Stochastic Subsurface Hydrology MIT Summer Session 1.72S 1995
Introduction to Computers and Engineering 
Problem Solving
MIT 1.00 1994
Groundwater Hydrology University of California, Davis 1981

Recent Consulting:
Sandia National Laboratories Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) performance assessment effort 1990-1995
O'Melveny and Myers, Attorneys Expert witness, subsurface contamination 1995-1996
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Analysis of water quality trends in Boston Harbor 1995-1996
Institute of Applied Geosciences TNO, Delft, Netherlands Characterization of groundwater and soil contamination 1995-1996
O'Quinn and Laminack Expert witness, groundwater contamination 1996-1997
Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher Expert witness, groundwater contamination 1997

Recent Research Projects:
1993-1997  NSF Hydrologic Sciences Program  "An Investigation of Hydrologic Scale"
1993-1997 NSF Environmental Engineering Program "Characterization of Groundwater Contamination Before and After Remediation"
1993-1997 EPA Robert S. Kerr Laboratory "Development of a Data Evaluation/Decision Support System for Remediation of Subsurface Contamination"
1995-1997 EPA Northeast Hazardous Substance Research Center "Characterization of Subsurface NAPL Distributions at Heterogeneous Field Sites"
1995-2001 NASA Science Division, Office of Mission to Planet Earth "Using Data Assimilation to Infer Soil Moisture from Remotely Sensed Observations: Feasibility Study"
1997-2001 MIT-ETH-UT Alliance for Global Sustainability "Sustainable Agriculture in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments"

Government Committees, Service, etc.:
Editorial Board, Advances in Water Resources 1997-present
Associate Director, EPA Northeast Hazardous Substances Research Center 1992-1998
Associate Editor, Stochastic Hydrology and Hydraulics 1992-present
Associate Editor, Water Resources Research 1988-1991
ASCE Groundwater Monitoring Task Committee 1987-1990
Committee on Groundwater Contaminant Modeling 
Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council

Awards Received:
Chair, H.M. King Bhumibol Professor of Water Resources Management             1997-present
AGU Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Water Resources Research  1994
National Defense Education Act (NDEA) Fellowship 1967

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