Joel Burken, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

Interim Department Chair and Curators' Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Director, Environmental Research Center for Emerging Contaminants
Past President, Association for Environmental Engineering and Science Professors

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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Education

  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 1996
  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 1993
  • B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering (honors), University of Iowa, 1991

Research Interests

  • Phytoforensics
  • Phytoremediation and natural treatment systems
  • Biological wastewater treatment
  • Constructed wetlands
  • Green remediation

Courses Taught
Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater, Phytoremediation and Natural Treatment Systems, Public Health Engineering, Environmental Systems Modeling, Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering and Science, Solid Waste Management, Engineering Communications

Professional Registration

  • Professional Engineer, Missouri
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineer, AAEES

Major Honors and Awards

  • Named Curators’ Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, (2015)
  • University of Missouri System President’s Award for Service, (2015)
  • Best Paper Award (Matt Limmer & Joel Burken): 9th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant, Battelle, (2013)
  • Alumni Merit Award, Missouri S&T, (2012)
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineering BCEE, American Academy of Environmental Engineering, (2011)
  • President of AESSP Board of Directors, Vice President and President Elect, (2009-2011)
  • Seven Missouri University of Science and Technology/UMR Faculty Excellence Awards, (1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2014)
  • Conference Chair, 6th International Phytotechnologies Conference, (2009) http://phyto.mst.edu
  • Missouri Waste Control Coalition Outstanding Achievement in Education, (2008)
  • ASEEP Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science Award, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science, (2007)
  • Two time recipient, Rudolph Hering Medals for the Most Valuable Contribution to the Environmental Branch of Engineering, ASCE, (2007, 1998)
  • School of Engineering Missouri S&T Most Outstanding Advisor Award, (2007)
  • OECD Research Fellowship (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development-Paris) conducted at Danish National Environment Research Institute, (2005)
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, (2000)

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Education:

  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 1996
  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 1993
  • B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering (honors), University of Iowa, 1991