Joseph F. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Professor 
Great Lakes Program, Director

Specialty/Research Focus

Great Lakes modeling (hydrodynamic, water quality), Environmental fluid mechanics, Ecosystem restoration, Sediment transport


1985, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1979, M.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
1973, B.S., Independent Program of Studies, Harvey Mudd College

Related Projects


  • Lady Davis Fellow, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (2008-09, 1991-92)
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (1999-2000)
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York (1989)