Dr. Adams’ areas of interest are environmental fluid mechanics, physical and mathematical modeling of pollutant transport and mixing, and the design and environmental evaluation of effluent disposal systems. His recent work has focused on multi-phase plumes with applications to ocean carbon sequestration, the fate of deep sea oil spills, and dredged material disposal.
Director, Civil and Environmental Engineering Master’s of Engineering (MEng) Program
Concepts of Engineering Practice
Water Quality Control
Design for Sustainability
P. Israelsson, Y.D. Kim and E. Adams, 2006, “A comparison of three Lagrangian schemes for surface water transport.” Environmental Modeling & Software 21(12): 1631-1649.
S.Socolofsky, E. Adams. 2002. “Multi-phase plumes in uniform and stratified crossflow.” J. Hydraulic Research, 40(6):661-672.
Hilton, D.McGillivary, E. Adams, 1998. “The residence time of freshwater in Boston's Inner Harbor.” J. Waterway, Port, Coastal & Ocean Engineering, 124(2): 82-89.
E. Adams, K. Stolzenbach, J.Lee, J. Caroli, D. Funk, 1998. “Deposition of contaminated sediments in Boston Harbor studied using fluorescent dye and particle tracers.” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 46:371-382.