Senior Research Engineer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
areas of expertise: fluid dynamics, oil spills
Dr. Eric Adams is a senior research engineer in MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
His areas of interest are environmental fluid mechanics, physical and mathematical modeling of pollutant transport and mixing, and the design and environmental evaluation of effluent disposal systems.
His recent efforts have focused on multi-phase plumes with applications to ocean carbon sequestration, the fate of deep sea oil spills, and dredged material disposal. From 2004-2005, he served on the NRC Committee on understanding oil spill dispersant efficacy and effects.
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