Peters, Robert W., Ph.D., P.E.

Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering

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Hoehn Engineering Building
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1075 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294-4440

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND PhD, Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1980 MS, Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1978 BSCh.E., Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1974 TEACHING CE 344 – Civil Engineering Analysis I

CE 337 – Hydraulics

CE 432:532 – Industrial Waste Generation and Treatment

CE 437:537 – Environmental Experimental Design and Field Sampling

CE 480:580 – Wastewater Treatment

CE 485:585 – Engineering Hydrology

CE 486:586 – Engineering Hydrology and Remediation

CE 499 – Civil Engineering Senior Design

CE 600 – Sustainable Engineering Design

CE 632:732 – Advanced Wastewater Treatment

CE 638 – Chemical Processes and Pollutant Impacts in Water

CE 686:786 – Engineering Hydrology and Remediation RESEARCH Environmental sustainability; vegetated roof (green roof) systems; energy conservation techniques; lighting surveys; urban heat island mitigation; advanced oxidation process for treatment of emerging contaminants (e.g., pharmaceutical wastes, endocrine disrupting compounds, etc.); water and wastewater treatment processes; subsurface contamination remediation (soil and groundwater). RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2008-2010) Price, J.G., S.A. Watts, J.T. Kirby, R.W. Peters, and A.N. Wright, 2010. “Green Roofs in the Southeast: Diversifying Plant Selection and Improving Performance”, Paper included in conference proceedings of the Alabama Academy of Science, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL, (April 1).

Kajale, A., and R.W. Peters, 2009. “Water Energy Interface”, Paper No.158448 included in the conference proceedings of the 2009 Annual AIChE Meeting, Nashville, TN, (November 914).

Lackey, D., and R.W. Peters, 2009. “Ranking Energy Efficiency of UAB Buildings and Quantitative Determination of Heat Transfer Reduction from Setback Schemes”, Paper No.167130 included in the conference proceedings of the 2009 Annual AIChE Meeting, Nashville, TN, (November 914).

Nunez, S., R.W. Peters, and M. Winslett, 2009. “Effect of Green Roofs on Building Energy”, Paper No.167189 included in the conference proceedings of the 2009 Annual AIChE Meeting, Nashville, TN, (November 914).

R.W. Peters, and the UAB CE 600 Class, 2009. “State of Green Construction Building in the State of Alabama: LEED Certification of Selected Buildings”, Paper No.170546 included in the conference proceedings of the 2009 Annual AIChE Meeting, Nashville, TN, (November 914).

Watson, C.J., and R.W. Peters, 2009. “Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Southeast Region of the United States”, Paper No.170546 included in the conference proceedings of the 2009 Annual AIChE Meeting, Nashville, TN, (November 914).

Lackey, D., and R.W. Peters, 2008. “Importance and Methods for Regulation of Building Resources in an Environmentally Conscious World”, Paper included in the conference proceedings of the 2008 Annual AIChE Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, (November 1621).

Nunez, S., and R.W. Peters, 2008. “Effect of Roofing Materials on Building Energy Efficiency”, Paper included in the conference proceedings of the 2008 Annual AIChE Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, (November 1621).

R.W. Peters, M.P. Sharma, and Y.G. Adewuyi, 2008. “Comparison of Treatment Kinetics for Removal of BTEX Compounds and Chlorinated Solvents Using Advanced Oxidation Processes”, Paper included in the conference proceedings of the 2008 Annual AIChE Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, (November 1621).

Rahman, S., and R.W. Peters, 2008. “A Study on the Affected Populations Surrounding the Industries Releasing OSHA Carcinogens in Jefferson County Using Toxic Release Inventory”, Paper included in the conference proceedings of the 2008 Annual AIChE Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, (November 1621).

Rahman, S., J. Moman, R.A. Angus, and R.W. Peters, 2008. “Treatment of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Water”, Paper included in the conference proceedings of the 2008 Annual AIChE Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, (November 1621).

Watson, C., and R.W. Peters, 2008. “The Effects of the Renewable Portfolio Standards in the State of Alabama”, Paper included in the conference proceedings of the 2008 Annual AIChE Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, (November 1621).

Mahamuni, N.N., Y.G. Adewuyi, and R.W. Peters, 2008. “Cost Estimation of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) Involving Ultrasound: A Comparative Study”, Paper included in the conference proceedings of the 2008 Annual AIChE Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, (November 1621). RESEARCH FUNDING (2008-2010) “Experimental Investigation of Runoff Mitigation from Vegetated Roofs”; Alabama Water Resources Research Institute (AWRRI), Co-PI; March 1, 2010 – February 28, 2011

“Building Occupancy Surveys and Energy Conservation Recommendations” – Project Continuation, UAB Facilities Management Department; PI

“Development of Green-Roof Technology at UAB” – Project Continuation, UAB Facilities Management Department; PI.

“Development of Green-Roof Technology at UAB”, Project UAB Facilities Management Department; PI. SERVICE (current) Professional Service
Department: Coordinator of the environmental engineering group

Promotion and Tenure Committee member;

Graduate Program Coordinator

SACS Coordinator

ABET Review Committee

Currently mentor ~10 graduate students

Other Book Review Editor, Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy

Secretary, Environmental Division, AIChE

Served on NSF Proposal Peer Review Panels on Water Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, and Nanotechnology

Served on NIH Proposal Peer review Panel for Special Emphasis Panel

 

Review manuscript articles for AIChE Journal, Applied Energy, Energy & Fuels, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, and Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy Community Service Handbell choir in local church