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Davis, Allen P.

Davis, Allen P.

Associate Chair for Faculty Development and Advancement
Professor
Charles A. Irish Sr. Chair in Civil Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
Civil and Environmental Engineering
1151 Glenn L. Martin Hall

EDUCATION

  • B.S., University of Delaware, 1984
  • M.C.E., University of Delaware, 1986
  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1989

  • Water quality and physiochemical treatment processes
  • Urban storm water quality characterization and treatment
  • Fundamental and applied research on stormwater control measures
  • Development of media and designs for enhanced stormwater quality improverment

Enhancing phosphorous removal in permeable paving

Principal Investigator(s): Davis, Allen P.

This project will provide research and development support for a sub-base material to be used with PaverGuide, a base material for permeable paving. This paving reduces sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. Specific emphasis is on phosphorus removal. More information about this project is available online.
 

Evaluation of compost addition to stormwater control measure (SCM) performance

Principal Investigator(s): Davis, Allen P.

Recent state law encourages the use of compost throughout the landscape. This project evaluates the possibility of using compost in bioretention and submerged gravel wetland stormwater control measures. Emphasis is on understanding, quantifying, and minimizing leaching of nitrogen and phosphorus from the compost. More information about this project is available online.

LIDMIX Stormwater Treatment System

Principal Investigator(s): Davis, Allen P.

 

Use of Compost to Establish Permanent Vegetation

Principal Investigator(s): Davis, Allen P., & Aydilek, Ahmet

  • ENCE 412:   Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENCE 650:  Process Dynamics in Environmental Systems
  • ENCE 751:  Chemistry of Natural Waters II

Metallic Nanoarcs are Ready to Shine

MSE research group creates a blueprint for predicting the infrared spectra of plasmonic nanoarcs.

Welcome, NAE Members

The Clark School welcomes six National Academy Engineering members who will be returning to or joining our faculty this fall.

UMD Names Deb Niemeier as Inaugural Clark Distinguished Chair

Niemeier is the first of several endowed Clark Distinguished Chairs to be appointed through the Clark Foundation investment.

Report Recommends Improvements to Industrial Stormwater Program

A National Academies study committee chaired by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Allen P. Davis is recommending steps the EPA can take to strengthen the moniitoring and management of industrial stormwater.

Prince George’s County Stormwater Collaboration Taps Recycled Material to Safeguard Chesapeake Bay

The latest from a partnership of University of Maryland researchers, county officials, nonprofits, and private-sector leaders.

UMD Researchers Conduct Field Tests to Evaluate the Atmosphere’s Effect on Lasers

The project is funded under the Office of Naval Research Atmospheric Propagation Studies for High Energy Lasers program.

Can Cascading Pools Help Restore the Chesapeake Bay?

The Clark School joins forces with a Maryland farmer to reduce nutrient pollution to the bay.

Davis to Serve as Faculty Mentor for NSF-Funded Global STEWARDS Program

The program will recruit and train more than 60 doctoral students. 

Alumnus Profile: Pratik Gupta

Pratik Gupta graduated from UMD's ENTS Program in 2006. Ten years later he founded Strom Motors, an electric car start-up based in Mumbai, India.

UMD Awarded $1.4 Million to Design New Treatment for PCBs, Heavy Metals in Stormwater

The three-year project aims to improve water quality in critical waterways like the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound.

CEE Experts Active at TRB 97th Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and students gave more than 50 presentations during the four-day event.

Meet the Alumnus Who Brought Stormwater Management to Silicon Valley

Mapistry software helps industrial facilities navigate stormwater regulations.

Jewell Research Lab Explores New Therapies for Treatment of Juvenile Diabetes

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation awards Prof. Jewell $500,000 grant to study vaccine for diabetes.

UMD Invention of the Year Nominees Push Boundaries in Health, Energy, and Security

Campus inventors to be honored at Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships

UMD Team Wins 2015 Robo-Ops and Sets New Course Record

Maryland students and their rover 'Frigg' win first place at the 2015 Robo-Ops Competition.

UMD Clark School Highlights Disaster Resilience at Mpact Week

Five-day event focused on role of engineers in disaster prevention, mitigation, and response.

Inaugural Project Management Symposium Draws Capacity Crowd

More than 250 project management professionals gathered at the University of Maryland June 9-10 for the inaugural Project Management Symposium.

BioE Capstone 2014: New Projects Focus on Cardiological Health, Surgical Tools and More

Students' inventions range from diagnostic devices to accident prevention products.

Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Awards $4.1 Million to 15 Maryland Industry/Academic Teams to Develop Technology Products

Green technologies, oyster farming, Chesapeake Bay-saving and medical inventions dominate the funding round.

BioE's Chris Jewell Named Outstanding Young Engineer

Md. Science Center honors expert in controlling immune system response.

UMD Hosts Symposium on Disaster Resilience Co-Sponsored by NAE, NSF

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering holds symposium on tri-state region disaster response.

MIPS Program Awards $4.7 Million to Maryland University Researchers

Participating faculty help Maryland companies develop technology products.

Dean's Master's Student Research Awards Announced

Research on flapping wing vehicles and food-service byproducts recognized.

Davis Recognized for Outstanding Research

Work on bioretention earns civil engineering professor Clark School honor.

Bio-Filtration System Promises Less Chesapeake Pollution

Demonstration project to make green campus greener, aid Anacostia.

Fisher Bioreactor Wins Professor Venture Fair

Bone tissue engineering technology takes top prize.

Clark School Wins CANSAT

Aero students dominate in first year of international satellite design competition.

University Ranked in Aero-Defense Workforce Study

Campus programs ranked in top 3 of Aviation Week study.

Team Introduces World's First Invisibility Cloak

Christopher Davis, Igor Smolyaninov create 2-dimensional cloak.

Civil Engineering to Host Katrina Panel

The Clark School's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will host a panel discussion, "The Lessons of Katrina: What Engineering Can and Can't Do," at the Kim Engineering Building on Friday, September 23.