Dr. Prabhakar Clement is the founding director of the Center for Water Quality Research (CWQR). He is a Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. Before joining UA, he was a distinguished Alumni Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University. Before his tenure at Auburn, he worked as a faculty member at the University of Western Australia, and as a senior research engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington. In 2016, Dr. Clement received the John Hem Award from the National Groundwater Association for his contributions to improving the fundamental understanding of groundwater processes in coastal aquifers. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ Board of Directors elected him to the rank of ASCE Fellow in 2013. He is currently the lead PI of a multi-university NSF project that uses big data, computer models, and machine learning tools to investigate the sustainability of the groundwater resources in the Southeastern region (https://igwm.org/)
- Environmental fate of petroleum biomarkers in Deepwater Horizon oil spill residues over the past ten years, M. Arekhi, L. G. Terry, G. F. John, T.P.Clement, Sci. Total Environ. 791, 148056, 2021.
- Laboratory and numerical investigation of saltwater intrusion processes in a circular island aquifer, S. S. Memari, V. Bedekar, and T.P. Clement, Water Resour. Res. 56, e2019WR025325, 2020.
- Understanding the relative performance of SCAN, SIM, PMRM and MRM methods for quantifying polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in crude oil samples, Han Y, Yin F, John GF, T.P. Clement, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 34, 1–12, 2020.
- Evaluation of behavioral parameters, hematological markers, liver and kidney functions in rodents exposed to Deepwater Horizon crude oil and Corexit, S. D., Ramesh, M. Bhattacharya, M. Majrashi, M. Morgan, T.P. Clement, M. Dhanasekaran, Life Sci. 199, 34-40, 2018.
- Formation, fate and impacts of microscopic and macroscopic oil-sediment residues in nearshore marine environments, S. A. Gustitus, T.P. Clement, Rev. Geophys. 55, 1130-1157, 2017.
His current research interests include groundwater contaminant transport, modeling groundwater recharge, soil moisture transport, remote sensing of soil moisture, laboratory-scale investigation of groundwater flow and transport processes, numerical modeling, remediation design, environmental health risk assessment, and oil spill assessment (http://tpclement.weebly.com/).