David Vaccari (dvaccari)

David Vaccari

Professor

Rocco Technology Center 306
(201) 216-8739

Education

  • PhD (1984) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Environmental Science)
  • MS (1983) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Chemical Engineering)
  • MS (1979) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Environmental Science)
  • BS (1974) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Environmental Science)

Research

- Biological processes: Control theory applied to the activated sludge process. Modeling of compression in gravity thickening of sludge.
- Nonlinear time-series analysis for system identification of secondary clarification.Surface Water Quality: Modeling of pathogens in surface water. Computing the Total Maximum Daily Load for streams.
- Resource Sustainability:Forecasting of phosphorus production and consumption; dynamic material flow analysis of resource usage.
- System Modeling:Nonlinear time-series analysis and correlation (Multivariate Polynomial Regression, or MPR). Modeling and optimization of complex integrated systems, including integrated modeling of bioregenerative life support systems for long-term space travel.

Institutional Service

  • Honor Board Advisory Committee Member
  • Clark Scholars Program Member
  • Sustainability Committee Member
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee Chair
  • Environmental Engineering Steering Committee Member
  • Nominating Committee Member
  • University Curriculum Committee Member
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Member
  • ABET Coordinator for Civil Engineering Program Member
  • SSE ABET Committee Chair
  • Promotion & Tenure Review Committee Member
  • Board of Trustees Academic and Student Affairs Committee Member
  • SES Faculty Retreat Member
  • Construction Management Faculty Search Committee Member
  • SES Curriculum Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Student and Young Professionals Committee, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Chair
  • Education Committee, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Member
  • ABET, Inc. Program Evaluator
  • Water Quality and Quantity Standing Committee, NJ Science Advisory Board Member
  • Nokia NJRSF.org Judge
  • Executive Committee, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Member
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists President
  • NJWEA Program Committee Member
  • AAEES Board of Trustees Trustee
  • ABET, Inc. Training Committee Member
  • ABET, Inc. Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Commissioner
  • AAEES Executive Committee Vice President-elect
  • AAEES Major Partners Committee, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Chair
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Vice President
  • Awards Committee, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Member
  • Membership, Development and Outreach Committee, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Chair
  • ABET Accreditation visit to Vermont Technical College Program Evaluator
  • ABET Visiting Team to Bahrain University Team Chair
  • Environmental Science & Technology Reviewer
  • New Jersey Water Environment Association / AAEES Workshop Moderator

Appointments

President of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, 2023.

Honors and Awards

Licensed Professional Engineer, New Jersey. Board Certified Environmental Engineer. 1989 S-4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's License Stationary Engineer (High Pressure Boiler Operator's License). International Assoc. on Water Quality USA National Committee Founders Award for outstanding paper in Water Research by an US author. 2010 Wiley/AEESP Award for Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Engineering and Science Education.

Professional Societies

  • ABET – ABET, Inc. Member
  • AAEES – American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists Member
  • ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow
  • AEESP – Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Member
  • WEF – Water Environment Federation Member

Selected Publications

Book Chapter

    Conference Proceeding

    1. Jagupilla, S. C.; Shah, V.; Vaccari, D. (2019). Spatial trends in logistic models and linear relations of pathogen indicators and total suspended solids in a CSO-impacted urban river. WEFTEC 2019 - 92nd Annual Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference (pp. 675-688).
    2. Jagupilla, S. C.; Shah, V.; Vaccari, D. (2019). Spatial trends in logistic models and linear relations of pathogen indicators and total suspended solids in a CSO-impacted urban river. WEFTEC 2019 - 92nd Annual Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference (pp. 675-688).
    3. Hadim, H.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Vaccari, D.; Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G. (2005). Mechanical engineering program assessment in the Schaefer school of engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (pp. 10199-10215).

    Journal Article

    1. Vaccari, D. (2021). Performance tests to modeling future climate–vegetation interactions in virtual world: an option for application of remote sensed and statistical systems. WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on INFORMATION SCIENCE and APPLICATIONS (vol. 18, pp. 178-189). Athens: WSEAS.
    2. Shah, V.; Jagupilla, S. C.; Vaccari, D.; Gebler, D. (2021). Non-linear visualization and importance ratio analysis of multivariate polynomial regression ecological models based on river hydromorphology and water quality. Water (Switzerland) (19 ed., vol. 13).
    3. Zbiri, A. D.; Haesen, D.; El Alaoui-Faris, F. E.; Hachmi, A.; Vaccari, D. A.. Algorithm theoretical for FAPAR and DMP calibration using remote sensing and field data in Moroccan arid areas.. International Journal of Environmental Science (vol. 6, pp. 11-22).
      https://www.iaras.org/iaras/filedownloads/ijes/2021/008-0002(2021).pdf.
    4. Vaccari, D. A. (2020). Resilience of phosphorus cycling. Nature Food (vol. 1, pp. 329).
      https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-020-0103-0.
    5. Jagupilla, S. C.; Shah, V.; Ramaswamy, V.; Gurumurthy, P.; Vaccari, D. (2020). Prediction of boundary and Stormwater E. Coli concentrations using river flows and baseflow index. Journal of Environmental Engineering (United States) (4 ed., vol. 146).
    6. Jagupilla, S. C.; Shah, V.; Ramaswamy, V.; Gurumurthy, P.; Vaccari, D. (2020). Prediction of boundary and Stormwater E. Coli concentrations using river flows and baseflow index. Journal of Environmental Engineering (United States) (4 ed., vol. 146).
    7. Vaccari, D. A.; Powers, S.; Liu, X. (2019). A demand-driven model for global phosphate rock suggests paths to phosphorus sustainability. Environmental Science & Technology (17 ed., vol. 53, pp. 10417-10425). American Chemical Society.
      Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineerin, Stevens Institute of Technology.
    8. Powers, S. M.; Chowdhury, R. B.; MacDonald, G. K.; Metson, G. S.; Beusen, A. H.; Bouwman, A. F.; Hampton, S. E.; Mayer, B. K.; McCrackin, M. L.; Vaccari, D. (2019). Global Opportunities to Increase Agricultural Independence Through Phosphorus Recycling. Earth's Future (4 ed., vol. 7, pp. 370-383).
    9. Daneshgar, S.; Callegari, A.; Capodaglio, A. G.; Vaccari, D. (2018). The Potential Phosphorus Crisis: Resource Conservation and Possible Escape Technologies: A Review. Resources (37 ed., vol. 7). Basel: MDPI.
    10. Watson, R.; Nieradka, B.; Vaccari, D. (2018). Empirical Dynamic Material Flow Model for Tungsten in the USA. Journal of Industrial Ecology (1 ed., vol. 22, pp. 31-40).
    11. Jagupilla, S. C.; Vaccari, D.; Miskewitz, R.; Su, T. L.; Hires, R. (2015). Predictor-independent linear models relating lognormally distributed Escherichia coli and fecal coliforms. Journal of Environmental Engineering (United States) (1 ed., vol. 141).
    12. Jagupilla, S. C.; Vaccari, D.; Miskewitz, R.; Su, T. L.; Hires, R. I. (2015). Symbolic regression of upstream, stormwater, and tributary E. coli concentrations using river flows. Water environment research : a research publication of the Water Environment Federation (1 ed., vol. 87, pp. 26-34).
    13. Jagupilla, S.; Vaccari, D.; Miskewitz, R.; Su, T.; Hires, R. I. (2015). Symbolic regression of upstream, stormwater, and tributary E. coli concentrations using river flows.. Water environment research : a research publication of the Water Environment Federation (1 ed., vol. 87, pp. 26-34).

    Note, Journal

    1. Vaccari, D. (2016). How Not to Get the Lead Out—Lead Service Line Replacement Will Not Solve Our Drinking Water Crisis. Current Pollution Reports (3 ed., vol. 2, pp. 200-202).
    2. Minervini, W. P.; Jagupilla, S. C.; Vaccari, D.; Miskewitz, R.; Su, T. L.; Hires, R. I. (2016). Of: Symbolic regression of upstream, stormwater, and tributary E. Coli concentrations using river flows, Jagupilla, S. C. K.; Vaccari, D. A.; Miskewitz, R.; Su, T.-L.; Hires, R. I. (2015), 87, 26-34; Correction 87, 576. Water Environment Research (2 ed., vol. 88, pp. 190-191).

    Courses

    EN 377 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
    EN 322 - Environmental Engineering Design VI
    EN 575 - Environmental Biology
    EN 541 - Fate and Transport of Environmental Contaminants
    EN 385 - Modeling of Environmental Systems
    CE 565 - Numerical Methods in Civil and Environmental Engineering