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  • Kevin Gardner is VIce Provost for Research at UNH, and is responsible for the overall research at UNH, a Carnegie Research Very High, Land, Sea, and Space Grant Institution. He has focused on building research capacity and external partnerships, developing centers and institutes, advancing core instrumentation and computing facilities, and providing support and professional development for research faculty and postdocs.

    His research has focused on the very broad idea of mitigating human impact on the environment, which includes mitigating our impact on our own society. In recent years much of this work has been in the field of sustainability science and engineering, working with colleagues across a broad disciplinary spectrum to approach wicked social-ecological-technological problems. Over the years Kevin has worked extensively in remediating sediments contaminated with metals and non polar organic compounds and on the leaching of metals and elements from industrial byproducts and wastes such as coal ash, solid waste incinerator ash, slags, and treated soils.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Deliberative multiattribute valuation of ecosystem services across a range of regional land-use, socioeconomic, and climate scenarios for the upper Merrimack River watershed, New Hampshire, USAEcology and Society Conservation Ecology.  24. 2019
    2019 Evaluating core competencies and learning outcomes for training the next generation of sustainability researchersSustainability Science.  1-13. 2019
    2019 Sustainable Infrastructure in Conflict Zones: Police Facilities' Impact on Perception of Safety in Afghan CommunitiesSustainability.  11:2113-2113. 2019
    2019 Bioaccumulation of PCBs by a seaweed bloom (Ulva rigida) and transfer to higher trophic levels in an estuarine food webMarine Ecology - Progress Series.  611:75-93. 2019
    2018 A multiscale approach to balance trade-offs among dam infrastructure, river restoration, and cost.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  115:12069-12074. 2018
    2018 Influences of water quality and climate on the water-energy nexus: A spatial comparison of two water systems.Advances in Environmental Research Journal of Environmental Management Advances in Environmental Research.  218:613-621. 2018
    2018 Cradle-to-grave greenhouse gas emissions from dams in the United States of AmericaRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.  90:945-956. 2018
    2018 Sustainable and Resilient Design of Interdependent Water and Energy Systems: A Conceptual Modeling Framework for Tackling Complexities at the Infrastructure-Human-Resource NexusSustainability.  10:1845-1845. 2018
    2018 Optimization of Field and Laboratory Sample Processing for Characterization of Metallic Residues at Military Training Ranges.Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.  100:603-608. 2018
    2018 A Regional Analysis of the Life Cycle Environmental and Economic Tradeoffs of Different Economic Growth PathsSustainability.  10:542-542. 2018
    2018 Applying Incremental Sampling Methodology to Soils Containing Heterogeneously Distributed Metallic Residues to Improve Risk Analysis.Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.  100:155-161. 2018
    2018 Inadequacy of Conventional Grab Sampling for Remediation Decision-Making for Metal Contamination at Small-Arms Ranges.Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.  100:147-154. 2018
    2017 A coupled terrestrial and aquatic biogeophysical model of the Upper Merrimack River watershed, New Hampshire, to inform ecosystem services evaluation and management under climate and land-cover changeEcology and Society Conservation Ecology.  22. 2017
    2015 The Importance of the "Local" in WalkabilityBuildings.  5:1187-1206. 2015
    2015 Pilot-scale evaluation of an in situ amendment delivery and mixing device for contaminated sediment remediation applicationsJournal of Soils and Sediments.  15:480-489. 2015
    2015 MEASURING SOCIAL CAPITAL AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCALE THROUGH A COMMUNITY BASED FRAMEWORKSocial Capital at the Community Level: An Applied Interdisciplinary Perspective.  7:103-103. 2015
    2014 Chemistry of the heavily urbanized Bagmati River system in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: export of organic matter, nutrients, major ions, silica, and metalsEnvironmental Earth Sciences.  71:911-922. 2014
    2014 Trattamenti di ossidazione e di riduzione chimica per la bonifica di sedimenti contaminatiIngegneria dell’Ambiente.  1. 2014
    2013 Environmental Implications and Costs of Municipal Solid Waste-Derived EthyleneJournal of Industrial Ecology.  17:912-925. 2013
    2013 Social Capital and Walkability as Social Aspects of SustainabilitySustainability.  5:3473-3483. 2013
    2013 Life Cycle Assessment of End-of-Life Management Options for Construction and Demolition DebrisJournal of Industrial Ecology.  17:396-406. 2013
    2013 Comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) of construction and demolition (C&D) derived biomass and U.S. northeast forest residuals gasification for electricity production.Environmental Science & Technology.  47:3463-3471. 2013
    2013 Attributional life cycle assessment (ALCA) of polyitaconic acid production from northeast US softwood biomassInternational Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.  18:603-612. 2013
    2013 Comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) of construction and demolition (C&D) derived biomass and US Northeast forest residuals gasification for electricity productionEnvironmental Science & Technology.  47:3463-3471. 2013
    2013 Life-Cycle Assessment of Construction and Demolition Derived Biomass/Wood Waste ManagementJournal of Industrial Ecology2013
    2012 Waste-to-Materials: The Longterm OptionGreen Energy and Technology.  55:1-26. 2012
    2012 Measuring community sustainability: exploring the intersection of the built environment & social capital with a participatory case studyJournal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.  2:143-153. 2012
    2012 Complexity in built environment, health, and destination walking: a neighborhood-scale analysis.Journal of Urban Health.  89:270-284. 2012
    2011 Impacts of natural weathering on the transformation/neoformation processes in landfilled MSWI bottom ash: a geoenvironmental perspective.Waste Management.  31:2440-2454. 2011
    2011 Size-dependent enrichment of waste slag aggregate fragments abraded from asphalt concrete.Journal of Hazardous Materials.  194:209-215. 2011
    2011 Erratum to: Examining Walkability and Social Capital as Indicators of Quality of Life at the Municipal and Neighborhood Scales (Applied Research in Quality of Life, 10.1007/s11482-010-9132-4)Frontiers of History in China.  6:215-216. 2011
    2011 Examining Walkability and Social Capital as Indicators of Quality of Life at the Municipal and Neighborhood ScalesApplied Research in Quality of Life.  6:201-213. 2011
    2011 Health, Transportation, and the Built Environment: Building a Roadmap for Change with Smaller Cities 2011
    2010 Long-term performance of aged waste forms treated by stabilization/solidification.Journal of Hazardous Materials.  181:65-73. 2010
    2009 Use of Industrial By-Products in Urban Roadway InfrastructureJournal of Industrial Ecology.  13:965-977. 2009
    2009 Evaluation of Activated Carbon as a Reactive Cap Sorbent for Sequestration of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Presence of Humic AcidEnvironmental Engineering Science Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials.  26:1371-1379. 2009
    2009 Effect of Humic Acid on Adsorption of Polychlorinated Biphenyls onto OrganoclayEnvironmental Engineering Science Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials.  26:1279-1287. 2009
    2009 Variation in DOC and trace metal concentration along the heavily urbanized basin in Kathmandu Valley, NepalEnvironmental Geology Environmental Geology and Water Sciences.  58:867-876. 2009
    2009 Spatial variations in chemical compositions along Langtang-Narayani river system in central NepalEnvironmental Geology Environmental Geology and Water Sciences.  57:557-569. 2009
    2008 Soil and atmospheric inputs to PAH concentrations in salt marsh plantsWater, Air, and Soil Pollution Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus.  189:253-263. 2008
    2008 Comparison of properties of traditional and accelerated carbonated solidified/stabilized contaminated soils.Journal of Environmental Sciences Huanjing Kexue Xuebao / Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae.  20:593-598. 2008
    2007 Fostering innovation in contaminated sediments management through multicriteria technology assessment and public participation.Risk Analysis.  27:1043-1052. 2007
    2007 Dechlorination of polychlorinated biphenyls, naphthalenes and dibenzo-p-dioxins by magnesium/palladium bimetallic particles.Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering.  42:685-695. 2007
    2007 Leaching properties of estuarine harbor sediment before and after electrodialytic remediationEnvironmental Engineering Science Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials.  24:424-433. 2007
    2007 Application of multicriteria decision analysis tools to two contaminated sediment case studies.Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.  3:223-233. 2007
    2007 In situ analysis of flocsJournal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA Aqua.  56:1-11. 2007
    2007 Leaching behavior of estuarine sediments and cement-stabilized sediments in upland management environments.Waste Management.  27:1648-1654. 2007
    2007 Life cycle based risk assessment of recycled materials in roadway construction.Waste Management.  27:1458-1464. 2007
    2007 Modeling hydrology and reactive transport in roads: the effect of cracks, the edge, and contaminant properties.Waste Management.  27:1465-1475. 2007
    2006 Sorption and desorption of Cd, Co, Cu, Ni and Zn from carbonated Portland cementBritish Ceramic Transactions Advances in Applied Ceramics.  105:185-190. 2006
    2006 Uptake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in salt marsh plants Spartina alterniflora grown in contaminated sediments.Chemosphere Chemosphere - Global Change Science.  62:1253-1260. 2006
    2006 Multicriteria decision analysis: a comprehensive decision approach for management of contaminated sediments.Risk Analysis.  26:61-78. 2006
    2005 Simultaneous application of dissolution/precipitation and surface complexation/surface precipitation modeling to contaminant leaching.Environmental Science & Technology.  39:5736-5741. 2005
    2005 Electrochemical remediation and stabilization of contaminated sedimentsCooperataive Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET), Durham, NH2005
    2005 Probabilistic modeling of one-dimensional water movement and leaching from highway embankments containing secondary materialsEnvironmental Engineering Science Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials.  22:156-169. 2005
    2004 Properties of Portland cement made from contaminated sedimentsResources, Conservation and Recycling.  41:227-241. 2004
    2004 The Evaluation of Competitive Adsorption on Selected Arsenic AdsorbentsProceedings-Annual Conference, American Water Works Association.  6. 2004
    2003 A probabilistic source assessment framework for leaching from secondary materials in highway applicationsClean Technologies and Environmental Policy.  5:120-127. 2003
    2003 Characterization of municipal solid waste incineration fly ash before and after electrodialytic treatmentJournal de Physique. IV : JP European Physical Journal: Special Topics.  107:1029-1032. 2003
    2003 Changes in fractal dimension during aggregation.Water Research.  37:873-883. 2003
    2003 Long-term Leaching Behavior Changes in Granular Waste Materials due to Chemical Weathering Processes: Implications for Beneficial Use 2003
    2003 Mineralogical and leaching characteristics of weathered industrial ash 2003
    2002 Mechanisms for the aging-induced reduction of lead solubility in scrubber residues from municipal solid waste combustion.Waste Management and Research.  20:90-98. 2002
    2002 An experimental and analytical approach to understanding the dynamic leaching from municipal solid waste combustion residueEnvironmental Engineering Science Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials.  19:89-100. 2002
    2002 Beneficial use of dredged materials in Portland cement manufactureREMEDIATION AND BENEFICIAL REUSE OF CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS.  31-36. 2002
    2001 In situ colloidal MnO2 deposition and ozonation of 2,4-dinitrotolueneEnvironmental Engineering Science Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials.  18:259-265. 2001
    2000 A dynamic approach to the assessment of leaching behaviorWaste Management Series.  1:927-939. 2000
    2000 Chromium leaching from a silicone foam-encapsulated mixed waste surrogateEnvironmental Science & Technology.  34:455-460. 2000
    2000 Clay swelling and formation permeability reductions induced by a nonionic surfactantEnvironmental Science & Technology.  34:160-166. 2000
    1999 Kinetic models of colloid aggregationSurfactant science series.  85:509-550. 1999
    1998 Colloid aggregation: numerical solution and measurementsColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects.  141:237-252. 1998
    1998 The significance of shear stress in the agglomeration kinetics of fractal aggregatesWater Research.  32:2660-2668. 1998
    1996 A unified kinetic model for particle aggregationJournal of Colloid and Interface Science.  180:162-173. 1996
    1990 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF ASH DISPOSALCritical Reviews in Environmental Control.  20:21-42. 1990

    Article

    Year Title
    Health, Transportation, and the Built Environment: Building a Roadmap for Change with Smaller Cities

    Book

    Year Title
    1991 Characterization of leachates from municipal incinerator ash materials: a thesis 1991

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2011 Treatment of contaminated sediments by chemical oxidation.  279-300. 2011
    2009 Creating the intellectual basis for sustainability: Research and scholarship.  153-194. 2009
    2009 Sustaining the larger community: Engagement.  195-240. 2009
    2006 Coupling public participation and expert judgment for assessment of innovative contaminated sediment technologiesNATO Security through Science Series C: Environmental Security. 223-+. 2006
    2005 A Review of Roadway Water Movement for Beneficial Use of Recycled MaterialsHandbook of Environmental Chemistry. 241-269. 2005
    2005 Barriers to adoption of novel environmental technologies: Contaminated sediments.  299-311. 2005
    2004 Combining Expert Judgement and Stakeholder Values with Promethee: A case Study in Contaminated Sediments.  305-322. 2004
    2004 Combining Expert Judgement and Stakeholder Values with Promethee: A case Study in Contaminated Sediments.  305-322. 2004
    2004 Comparison of risks from use of traditional and recycled road construction materials: Accounting for variability in contaminant release estimates.  75-82. 2004
    2004 Influence of colloids and sediments on water quality 2004
    2003 Electrochemical Remediation of Dredged Material for Beneficial Use 2003
    1992 Dynamic evaluation of municipal solid waste ash leachate 1992
    COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF SEVERAL MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS TOOLS FOR MANAGEMENT OF CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS.  233-249.

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2009 Potential in situ approaches for remediation of contaminated sedimentsIn Situ and On-Site Bioremediation-2009: Proceedings of the 10th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium. 2009
    2008 Use of industrial by-products in urban transportation infrastructure: Argument for increased industrial symbiosisElectronics and the Environment, 2008. ISEE 2008. IEEE International Symposium on. 1-7. 2008
    2008 Use of industrial by-products in urban transportation infrastructure: argument for increased industrial symbiosis2008 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRONICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 400-406. 2008
    2007 Comparative assessment of several multi-criteria decision analysis tools for management of contaminated sedimentsNATO Security through Science Series C: Environmental Security. 195-+. 2007
    2005 Performance assessment of stabilised/solidified waste-forms: Initial results from site characterisation, sampling and testingStabilisation/solidification Treatment and Remediation: Advances in S/S for Waste and Contaminated Land. London: Taylor and Francis. 133-137. 2005
    2004 Colloid- and organic carbon-assisted transport of heavy metals from marine sediments.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. U611-U611. 2004
    2004 In situ PCB dechlorination in sediments using nanoscale and microscale zero-valent iron.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. U601-U601. 2004
    2004 In-situ dechlorination of polychlorinated biphenyls in sediments using zero-valent ironPowerPoint presentation at the RTDF Sediments Meeting, February. 18-19. 2004
    2003 Evaluating long-term waste leaching18th Annual Waste Testing and Quality Assurance Symposium, WTQA 2002 - Proceedings. 268. 2003
    2003 Long-term leaching and chemical weathering of coal fly Ash: Policy implications2003 RCRA National Meeting: Putting Resource Conservation into RCRA. 923-941. 2003
    2003 Predicting long term contaminant leaching from secondary road construction materials: Incorporation of unsaturated hydrology and probability2003 RCRA National Meeting: Putting Resource Conservation into RCRA. 245-278. 2003
    2003 Beneficial use of contaminated dredged sediments in Portland cement manufactureDredging’02@ sKey Technologies for Global Prosperity. 1-10. 2003
    2002 Beneficial use of contaminated dredged sediments in Portland cement manufactureDredging, Key Technologies for Global Prosperity. 1537-1546. 2002
    2002 Application of surface complexation/precipitation modeling to contaminant leaching from weathered steel slag.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. U591-U591. 2002
    2001 BENEFICIAL USE OF CONTAMINATED DREDGED MATERIAL AS PARTIAL FEEDSTOCK REPLACEMENT IN CONVENTIONAL PORTLAND CEMENT MANUFACTUREBeneficial Use of Recycled Materials in Transportation Applications. 2001
    2001 Mechanisms for reduction of heavy metal leaching by natural chemical weathering reactionsBeneficial Use of Recycled Materials in Transportation Applications. 2001
    2001 Recycled materials in transportation applications: Knowledge gaps and research needsBeneficial Use of Recycled Materials in Transportation Applications. 2001
    1996 Modeling effects of surface and solution chemistry on colloid aggregation kineticsNATIONAL MEETING-AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. 156-158. 1996
    1994 Relationships between dynamic particle size distributions and contaminant partitioningIAGLR, BUFFALO, NY(USA). 166. 1994-1994. 1994
    1993 Contaminant partitioning to sediments during resuspension events 1993

    Patents And Disclosures

    Year Title
    2005 Method for sequestering carbon dioxide 2005

    Principal Investigator On

  • RII Track-2 FEC: Strengthening the Scientific Basis for Decision-Making About Dams: Multi-Scale, Coupled-Systems Research on Ecological, Social, and Economic Trade-Offs  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2015 - 2020
  • 24th NSF EPSCoR National Conference: Collaboration: Advancing the Role of Science in the Service of Society  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 - 2017
  • Impacts on Groundwater Quality Following the Application of ISCO: Understanding the Cause of and Designing Mitigation for Metals Mobilization  awarded by US DOD, Department of Defense 2011 - 2016
  • CH2M-Hill (Dune)-Reactive Capping Evaluation  awarded by Ch2M Hill, Inc. 2012 - 2015
  • Accelerated Carbonation Proof of Concept for Contaminated Soil  awarded by TSW Environmental Inc 2014 - 2015
  • Arcadis (Chevron)-Geotechnical Evaluation of AquaGate & OC Due to NAPL and Biofouling  awarded by ARCADIS US, Inc 2014
  • Pilot Study for Hudson River  awarded by AECOM 2011 - 2013
  • Kevin Gardner's Army IPA  awarded by US DOD, Army 2011 - 2013
  • In-Situ Wetland Treatment  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2008 - 2013
  • Social Hotspot Database  awarded by University of Arkansas 2010 - 2012
  • Planet SBIR PHASE 2  awarded by Aptima Inc 2010 - 2012
  • Shannon Roger's Army IPA  awarded by US DOD, Army 2011 - 2012
  • Pilot Study for Wyandotte, MI River Sediment  awarded by AECOM 2011 - 2012
  • Recycled Materials Resource Center  awarded by US DOT, Federal Highway Administration 2007 - 2011
  • EPSCOR 2006 - Enabling Technologies for Scientific Innovation through Sensor Development  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2007 - 2011
  • Shannon Rogers EPA Fellowship  awarded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2008 - 2011
  • Social Hotspots Database (SHDB)  awarded by Sylvatica 2009 - 2010
  • Reactive Capping Mat Development and Evaluation for Sequesting Contaminants in Sediments  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2006 - 2010
  • UNH Recycled Materials Resource Center  awarded by US DOT, Federal Highway Administration 1998 - 2007
  • Long-Term Effect Cement-Based Solidification/Stabilization  awarded by Portland Cement Association 2003 - 2005
  • Conductivity Changes in Soil Flushing Operations  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 1999 - 2002
  • Structural Fill Material Using Schiller Coal Fly Ash  awarded by Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH) 2000 - 2001
  • Investigator On

  • EPSCoR RII-Track 1 NH Center for Multiscale Modeling and Manufacturing  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2018 - 2023
  • Resilience, Reliability, and Externalities of Integrated Centralized and Distributed Water and Energy  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2017 - 2020
  • RII Track-2 FEC: Strengthening the Scientific Basis for Decision-Making About Dams: Multi-Scale, Coupled-Systems Research on Ecological, Social, and Economic Trade-Offs  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2015 - 2020
  • CRISP Type I-Collaborative Research: Sustainable and Resilient Design Interdependent Water  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2016 - 2019
  • Interactions Among Climate, Land Use and Ecosystem Services  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2011 - 2018
  • Sustaining Coastal Systems: Linking Science and Decision-Making to Reduce Pollution-Related Impairment  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2013 - 2016
  • 2006-10 Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2006 - 2012
  • 2006-08 Sea Grant Program  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2006 - 2012
  • 2005-07 Cooperative Institute for Coastal & Esturaine Environmental Technology  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2005 - 2008
  • UNH Recycled Materials Resource Center  awarded by US DOT, Federal Highway Administration 1998 - 2007
  • CICEET 2001-2003  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2001 - 2004
  • Teaching Activities

  • Environmental Water Chemistry Taught course 2018
  • Environmental Water Chemistry Taught course 2018
  • Intro Sustainable Engineering Taught course 2018
  • Senior Honors Thesis Taught course 2018
  • Intro Sustainable Engineering Taught course 2017
  • Learning from Dams Taught course 2017
  • Master's Project Paper Taught course 2017
  • Intro Sustainable Engineering Taught course 2016
  • Master's Project Paper Taught course 2016
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2016
  • Intro Sustainable Engineering Taught course 2015
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2015
  • Top/Sustainability Science Sem Taught course 2015
  • Environmental Eng Lectures I Taught course 2014
  • Intro Sustainable Engineering Taught course 2014
  • Master's Project Paper Taught course 2014
  • Master's Project Paper Taught course 2014
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Union College
  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University
  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University
  • Full Name

  • Kevin Gardner
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    336 Gregg Hall, 35 Colovos Rd.

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States