Charles F. Harvey

Charles F. Harvey
  • Title Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Email
  • Faculties Climate, Environment & Life Science
  • Address Room 48-309 15 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA, 02139
  • Telephone 617.258.0392
  • Assistant Lumidi Campbell /


  • B.A. 1986, Oberlin College, Mathematics
  • M.S. 1992, Stanford University, Applied Earth Science
  • Ph.D. 1996, Stanford University, Geological and Environmental Sciences

Research Interests

  • Hydrogeology
  • Geochemical Transport and Cycling
  • Environmental Management

Teaching Interests

  • Hydrogeology
  • Subsurface Chemical Transport and Reaction
  • Geostatistics
  • Isotope Hydrology
  • Water Resources Management

Selected Publications

  1. Anthropogenic Influences on Groundwater Arsenic Concentrations in Bangladesh, Nature Geoscience, 2010, (R. B. Neumann, K. N. Ashfaque, A. B. M. Badruzzaman, M. Ashraf Ali, J. K. Shoemaker and C. F. Harvey)
  2. The Energy Penalty of Post-Combustion CO2Capture & Storage and Implications for Retrofitting the Installed Base, Energy & Environmental Science, 2009, (K. House, C. F. Harvey, M. Aziz, D. Schrag).
  3. Seasonal Water Exchange between Aquifers and the Coastal Ocean, Nature, 436, 1145-1149, 2005,  (H. Michael, A. Mulligan and C. F. Harvey).
  4. Arsenic Mobility and Groundwater Extraction in Bangladesh, Science, 298, p. 1602-1606, November, 2002, (Harvey, C. F., Swartz, C.H., Badruzzman, B., Keon, N.E., Yu. W., Ali, A., Jay, J., Beckie, R., Niedan, V., Brabander, D, Oates, P., Ahsfaque, K., Islam, S., Hemond, H.F., Ahmed, F.).