Roger O. Dickey
Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering
B.S., Lamar University, 1974; M.S., University of Texas, Austin, 1978; Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 1989
Process modeling and design of physical, chemical, and biological waste treatment systems; Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of water resource systems; Fate and transport modeling of environmental contaminants in both surface and ground water; Human and environmental health effects of endocrine disruptors
Research Accomplishments and Activities
Conducted waste characterization studies and bench scale and pilot scale treatment studies for numerous industrial waste treatment systems; Planned and designed industrial waste treatment facilities in numerous industries, including food processing, fruit juice processing and bottling, distilling, paper manufacturing, oil refining, steel making, and metallurgical coke manufacturing; Developed, modified, and applied deterministic hydrologic and water quality computer models for evaluation of both point source and nonpoint source pollution; Developed and applied stochastic modeling techniques to the rainfall-runoff process for characterization of the random nature of nonpoint source pollutant loads
Engineering research is a two-pronged activity. Research should be directed toward adding new information to the body of knowledge within the discipline without regard for potential applications, and engineers have a professional and ethical responsibility to promote the health and welfare of the general public. Thus, research also should be focused on developing innovative solutions to real-world problems.