James A. Smith, PhD

Faculty, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Smith is the founder of PureMadi, a not-for-profit organization working to solve global water and health problems by working atthe interface of water, societal, and human health disciplines. He is also a member of the Water and Health in Limpopo (WHIL) program in collaboration withthe University of Venda in Thohoyandou, South Africa. His research interests include sustainable point-of-use water treatment technologies for the developing world and their impact on human health, the disinfection properties of zero-valent nano-silver and nano-copper particles, organic vapor transport in the vadose zone, low-impact development (LID) teachnologies for stormwater runoff, the fate and transport of emerging environmental pollutants, the engineering properties of organoclays, phytoremediation, and bacterial chemotaxis in porous media.