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Berrin Tansel

Dr. Berrin Tansel is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. She has been on the faculty at Florida International University in Miami, Florida since 1990. Professor Berrin Tansel has received her PhD in environmental engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985.

Before joining FIU, Dr. Tansel was a project manager at Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and worked on the Boston Harbor cleanup project. She has also worked at the Center for Environmental Management at Tufts University on preparation of several reports to US Congress on waste management. She has conducted research at the Kennedy Space Center on development of a closed loop water recovery and recycling system for space travel.

Dr. Tansel’s expertise areas include environmental sustainability, physical and chemical treatment processes, infrastructure system reliability, contaminant transport, fate and transport modeling of contaminants in soil and water environment. She has authored over 200 research papers, reports, and professional practice publications. 

Dr. Tansel is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2009 Edmund Freidman Professional Achievement Award from American Society of Civil Engineers, U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute Commendation from U.S. Army-Manpower and Reserve Affairs, 2007 Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers Miami-Dade Branch, Kika E. de la Garza Fellowship from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Tansel is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and elected Diplomate of American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.

PhD., PE., F. EWRI
EWRI Fellow Since 2013