James Mihelcic

Professor

Organization: USF College of Engineering, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Education: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

jm41@eng.usf.edu

(813) 974- 9896

USF Tampa Campus, ENC 3508

Sustainability, Impact of anthropogenic stressors on water resources, Water supply, Water reuse, Nutrient management, Water/Sanitation/Hygiene (WASH) in the developing world, Engineering education.

Subject Areas:
Sustainability, Water Quality, Water Treatment

Title Sponsor(s) Dates
Center for Reinventing Aging Infrastructure for Nutrient Management (RAINmgt). 2013 - 2018 2018
NRT-INFEWS: Systems Thinking Training for Research ON Geography-based Coastal Food Energy Water Systems (STRONG-CFEWS) National Science Foundation 2017 - 2022 2022
  • Mihelcic, J.R., & Zimmerman, J.B. (2014). Environmental Engineering: Fundamentals, Sustainability, Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Mihelcic, J.R., Naughton, C.C., Verbyla, M.E., Zhang, Q., Oakley, S.M., Schweitzer, R.W., Wells, E.C., & Whiteford, L.M. (2017). The Grandest Challenge of All: The Role of Environmental Engineering to Achieve Sustainability in the World’s Developing Regions. Environmental Engineering Science, 34(1). doi: 10.1089/ees.2015.0334
  • Cornejo, P.K., Zhang, Q., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2016). How Does Scale of Implementation Impact the Environmental Sustainability of Wastewater Treatment Integrated with Resource Recovery? Environmental Science & Technology, 50(13), 6680-6689.
  • Verbyla, M.E., Symonds, E.M., Kafle, R.C., Cairns, M.C., Iriarte, M., Guzman, M., Coronado, O., Breitbart, M., Ledo, C., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2016). Managing Microbial Risks from Indirect Wastewater Reuse for Irrigation in Urbanizing Watersheds. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(13), 6803-6813.
  • Schweitzer, R.W., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2012). Sustainability Analysis of Community Managed Water Systems in the Developing World. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 2(1), 20-30.
  • Mihelcic, J.R., Crittenden, J.C., Small, M.J., Shonnard, D.R., Hokanson, D.R., Zhang, Q., Chen. H., Sorby, S.A., James, V.U., Sutherland, J.W., & Schnoor, J.L. (2003). Sustainability Science and Engineering: Emergence of a New Metadiscipline. Environmental Science & Technology, 37(23), 5314-5324.
  • Mihelcic, J.R., Myre, E.A., Fry, L.M., Phillips, L.D., & Barkdoll, B.D. (2009). Field Guide in Environmental Engineering for Development Workers: Water, Sanitation, Indoor Air, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Muga, H.E., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2008). Sustainability of Wastewater Treatment Technologies. Journal of Environmental Management, 88, 437-447.
  • Akers, D.B., MacCarthy, M.F., Cunningham, J.A., Annis, J., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2015). Lead (Pb) Contamination of Self-Supply Groundwater Systems in Coastal Madagascar and Predictions of Blood Lead Levels in Exposed Children. Environmental Science & Technology, 49(5), 2685-2693.
  • Cornejo, P.K., Santana, M.V.E., Hokanson, D.R., Mihelcic, J.R., & Zhang, Q. (2014). Estimating greenhouse gas emissions for water reuse and desalination facilities. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 4(4), 238-252.
  • Lopez-Ponnada, E.V., Lynn, T.J., Peterson, M., Ergas, S.J., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2017). Application of denitrifying wood chip bioreactors for management of residential non-point sources of nitrogen. Biological Engineering, 11(16). doi: 10.1186/s13036-017-0057-4
  • Libby, J., Wells, C.E., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2020). Moving up the Sanitation Ladder while Considering Function: An Assessment of Indigenous Communities, Pit Latrine Users, and Their Perceptions of Resource-recovery Sanitation Technology in Panama. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(23), 15405-15413. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c04120
  • Wells, E.C., Webb, W.A., Prouty, C.M., Zarger, R.K., Trotz, M.A., Whiteford, L.M., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2019). Wastewater Technopolitics on the Southern Coast of Belize. Economic Anthropology, 6(2), 277-290. doi: 10.1002/sea2.12145
  • Lopez-Ponnada, E.V., Lynn, T., Ergas, S.J., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2020). Long-Term Field Performance of a Conventional and Modified Bioretention System for Removing Dissolved Nitrogen Species in Stormwater Runoff. Water Research, 170(1). doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.115336
  • Rodriguez-Gonzalez, L., Miriyala, A., Rice, M., Delgado, D., Marshall, J., Henderson, M., Ghebremichael, K., Mihelcic, J.R., & Ergas, S.J. (2020). A Pilot-Scale Hybrid Adsorption Biological Treatment System (HABiTS) for Nitrogen Removal in Onsite Wastewater Treatment. Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 6(1). doi: 10.1061/JSWBAY.0000898

Affiliated Faculty

jm41@eng.usf.edu

(813) 974- 9896

USF Tampa Campus, ENC 3508