National Academy of Engineering
Director CRWR/Professor - Bettie Margaret Smith Chair in Environmental Health Engineering
|Office: ECJ 9.102F
Phone: (512) 471-4642
Fax: (512) 471-0592
UT Mail: C1786
Dr. Danny David Reible earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1982. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 2004. He directs the Hazardous Substance Research Center/South and Southwest, a consortium of five universities. Dr. Reible is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the nationâ€™s highest honor for engineering professionals. He was named Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources, effective September 1, 2011.
Dr. Reible's research focuses on contaminant processes in the environment, pollution transport modeling, and assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments. He has developed widely used methods of managing contaminated sediments and continues research into containment and in place treatment of contaminated sediments. He researches sediments polluted with both organic contaminants, mercury and other heavy metals. Of special interest are extremely soft, oily or gas-filled sediments that are difficult to manage by traditional means. Reible is also studying how pollution spreads due to the activities of sediment-dwelling organisms, and how oily contaminants accumulate in these organisms.
Dr. Reible's research interests include:
- Environmental and water resources engineering
- Contaminant processes in the environment
- Fate and transport modeling - Assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments
for more information visit Dr. Reible's home page.
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, Chemical Engineering, 1982
M.S., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, Chemical Engineering, 1979
B.S., Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, Chemical Engineering, 1977
1. Gschwend, P.M, J. K. MacFarlane, D.D. Reible, X. Lu, S.B. Hawthorne, D. V. Nakles, and T. Thompson Comparison of PDMS-, POM- and LDPE-based polymeric samplers for accurately assessing PCBs in sediment pore waters , Environ. Toxicology and Chemistry, 30, Issue 6, June 2011, Pages: 1288 to 1296 (2011).
2. Lu, X., B. Drake, A. Skwarski, D. Reible, Predicting bioavailability of PAHs and PCBs with pore water concentrations measured by disposable solid-phase micro-extraction fibers, Environ. Toxicology and Chemistry, 30, Issue 5, May 2011, Pages: 1109 to 1116 (2011).
3. Hong, YS, K. Kinney, D. Reible, Acid Volatile Sulfides Oxidation and Metals (Mn, Zn) Release upon Sediment Resuspension: Laboratory Experiment and Model Development, Environ. Toxicology and Chemistry 30, Issue 3, March 2011, Pages: 564 to 575 (2011).
4. Sun, M., F. Yan, R. Zhang, D. D. Reible, G.V. Lowry, K.B. Gregory, Redox Control and Hydrogen Production in Sediment Caps Using Carbon Cloth Electrodes, Environ Sci and Technol. 44 (21), 8209 to 8215 (2010).
5. Johnson, N., D.D. Reible, L. Katz, Biogeochemical changes and mercury methylation beneath an in-situ sediment cap, Environ. Sci. Technol., 44 (19), 7280 to 7286 (2010)
6. Ma, X., D.D. Reible, M. Harris, Assessing the feasibility of in-situ capping and contaminant mobility in NAPL-contaminated sediments, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering,
4, 71 to 78 (2010).