Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty at the University of Delaware

Paul Imhoff

344A DuPont Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-0541
Research Website


1992 | Ph.D | Princeton University
1988 | M.A | Princeton University
1986 | M.S | University of Wisconsin at Madison
1983 | B.S. | University of Cincinnati


Transport of fluids and contaminants in multiphase systems; mass transfer processes in soil and groundwater; sustainable landfilling; green stormwater treatment; mathematical modeling


  • Environmental and Water Resources
  • Sustainability
  • Water


* Indicates author was a student advised by Dr. Imhoff.

  1. Platt, K.L., Di Toro, D.M., Carbonaro, R.F., Bugher, N.A., Parkerton, T.F., Eastcott, L.J., and P.T. Imhoff (2022) Ferroccyanide enhanced evaporative flux to remediate soils contaminated with produced water brine, Journal of Hazardous Materials, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.130028
  2. Sherman, M., Hripto, J., Peck, E.K., Gold, A.J., Peipoch, M., Imhoff, P., and S. Inamdar (2022) Backed-up, Saturated, and Stagnant: Effect of Milldams on Upstream Riparian Groundwater Hydrologic and Mixing Regimes, Water Resoures Research, accepted.
  3. Delkash, M.N.A., Chow, F.K., and P.T. Imhoff (2022) Diurnal landfill methane flux patterns across different seasons at a landfill in Southeastern US, Waste Management, DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2022.03.004.
  4. Yan, Y., Nakhli, S.A.A., Jin, J., Mills, G., Wilson, C.S., Legates, D.R., Manahiloh, K.N., and P.T. Imhoff (2021) Predicting the impact of biochar on the saturated hydraulic conductivity of natural and engineered media, Journal of Environmental Management, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113143.
  5. Saxena, S., Srivastave, P.K., Dentel, S.K.,Imhoff, P.T., and D. K. Cha (2021) Field demonstration of breathable laminate-lined container-based toilets in Kanpur, India, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2021.011.
  6. Nakhli, S.A.A., and P.T. Imhoff (2020) Models for predicting water retention in pyrogenic carbon (biochar) and biochar-amended soil at low water contents, Water Resources Research, DOI: 10.1029/2020WR027726.
  7. Yi, S., Chang, N. Y., and P.T. Imhoff (2020) Predicting water retention of biocharamended soil from independent measurements of biochar and soil properties, Advances in Water Resources, DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2020.103638.
  8. Tian, J., Jin, J., Chiu, P.C., Cha, D.K., Guo, M., and P.T. Imhoff (2019) A pilotscale, bi-layer bioretention system with biochar and zero-valent iron for enhanced nitrate removal from stormwater, Water Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.10.030.
  9. Taylor, D.M., Chow, F.K., Delkash, M., and P.T. Imhoff (2018) Atmospheric modeling to assess wind dependence in tracer dilution method measurements of landfill methane emissions, Waste Management, DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2017.10.036.
  10. Tian, J., Miller, V., Chiu, P.C., Maresca, J.A., Guo, M., and P.T. Imhoff (2016) Nutrient Release and Ammonium Sorption of Poultry Litter and Wood Biochars in Stormwater Treatment, Science of the Total Environment, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.129.

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