Faculty Research Interest

Johns Hopkins University

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  • William P. Ball, Ph.D

    Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of Chesapeake Research Consortium Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University


    Research Interests

    William (Bill) Ball has over 30 years of experience investigating physical-chemical processes controlling water quality, as related to both natural aquatic systems and engineered processes, with primary expertise in areas of contaminant transport and inter-phase mass transfer (i.e., sorption and gas transfer).  He is currently the lead investigator of a multi-university project focused on linking changing agricultural practices with water quality impacts to Chesapeake Bay and, in his position as Executive Director of the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC),  is working faculty from the 6 major university members of the CRC and others (i.e., the federal, state, academic, and non-governmental organizations involved in the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership) to foster improved science-based management of estuarine systems and watersheds across the region and throughout the world.

  • Edward Bouwer, Ph.D.

    Abel Wolman Professor of Environmental Engineering Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University


    Research Interests

    Dr. Bouwer has extensive experience with drinking water and wastewater treatment processes, microbial process engineering, and contaminant transport and fate. Dr. Bouwer’s research interests encompasses factors that influence biotransformation of contaminants, bioremediation for control of contaminated soils and groundwaters, biofilm kinetics, biological processes design in wastewater, industrial, and drinking water treatment, transport and fate of microorganisms in porous media, behavior of metals in contaminated sediments, and defining and managing environmental risks.  Dr. Bouwer has served on several National Research Council committees that provide guidance on managing human and ecological risks to Congress, regulatory agencies, and the scientific community.