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.