Atkinson named associate editor with the Journal of Environmental Engineering

By Peter Murphy

Published January 5, 2023

John D. Atkinson, the Scott and Coleen Stevens Chair in Engineering Sustainability has been named associate editor with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)’ Journal of Environmental Engineering. 


According to ASCE, the Journal of Environmental Engineering “presents broad interdisciplinary information on the practice and status of research in environmental engineering science, systems engineering and sanitation.”

The journal features contributions from consultants, engineers and researchers. Topics from the journal include the “physical processes that control natural concentrations and dispersion of wastes in air, water, and soil; nonpoint-source pollution on watersheds, in streams, in groundwater, in lakes, and in estuaries and coastal areas; treatment, management, and control of hazardous wastes; control and monitoring of air pollution and acid deposition; airshed management; and design and management of solid waste facilities.”

John D. Atkinson 2021.

Atkinson’s research topics include waste management, recycling, plastics and polymers, sustainability, carbon, hazardous materials, as well as others, that make him an ideal contributor to the journal’s editorial board. He joined the Journal of Hazardous Materials as an associate editor in 2021, as well.

Atkinson joined UB in 2014. In addition to his role as Scott and Coleen Stevens Chair in engineering Sustainability, Atkinson is the director of graduate studies for the environmental and water resources engineering and engineering sustainability programs.