Since joining the Lehigh University faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in 1986, Dr. Pamukcu has developed several highly active areas of research, including electrochemical mitigation of soil and sediment contamination, application of fiber-optic and wireless sensors for distributed measurements in geo-environment and civil infrastructure underground, and development of smart geo-materials for in-situ filtration, separation and purification. Dr. Pamukcu, recognized as one of the leading authorities in electrochemical mitigation of soil and sediment contamination globally has authored and co-authored more than 50 journal articles, more than 100 conference proceeding and book chapters, and co-owns patents in the U.S. and abroad. Her more recent work entail the synthesis and laboratory characterization of externally activated smart particles that can perform on demand as oil water separator, contaminant filter, flow retardant/enhancer. Dr. Pamukcu has served as principal or co-principal investigator of more than 30 grants and competitive contracts from national and state agencies in the USA, including NSF, DOE, DOD, EPRI, and PADOT. Dr. Pamukcu teaches courses in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering at the undergraduate level; and Foundation Engineering and Soil Dynamics at the graduate level. Dr. Pamukcu served as the Lehigh University Chapter President of Sigma Xi; the Associate Chair and Interim Chair of the CEE Department, and co-director of the Lehigh ADVANCE.
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