Richard F. Carbonaro, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Richard F. Carbonaro has worked as an environmental engineer for over fifteen years, specializing in the fate and transport of contaminants in soil, groundwater and sediments. Rich consults on a wide range of environmental engineering topics, including remediation of heavy metals, water quality, contaminant fate and transport, groundwater geochemistry, hazardous waste remediation, and environmental forensics.


Dr. Carbonaro has a Ph.D. from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, where he studied the sources, sinks, and speciation of chromium in heterogeneous media. He has developed numerical models for modeling chromium fate and transport  in groundwater during in-situ remediation, and has worked on numerous chromium contaminated sites (see specific project experience below). He has published several peer-reviewed papers on transformations of chromium and other trace metals in aquatic systems and has been a presenter or co-author on over 60 presentations at technical conferences.


Prior to joining Mutch Associates, Dr. Carbonaro was a member of the full time faculty of Manhattan College for 9 years. While at Manhattan College, Dr. Carbonaro managed several federally-funded research projects related to water quality monitoring of urban pollutants, transport modeling of metals in sediments, modeling of metals in lakes for toxicity assessments, and partitioning of metals onto organic carbon. He has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in water chemistry, drinking water treatment, fate and transport modeling of environmental contaminants, and environmental statistics. He currently holds the position of part-time Research Associate Professor at Manhattan College.



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