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Axe, Lisa B.

Contact Info
Title: Interim Chair, Professor
Email: lisa.b.axe@njit.edu
Office: 150E Tiernan Hall
Phone: 973-596-2477
Dept: CBPE
Webpage: http://civil.njit.edu/people/axe.php

About Me

Lisa Axe, PhD, is a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her research interests include: physical, chemical, and biological processes in environmental systems, which involves studying contaminant distribution mechanisms, natural and engineered treatment processes, and speciation using complementary tools. Current research includes studying biologically active filters using conventional filters and adsorbents as advanced treatment processes for emerging contaminants. In addition, her group is conducting a geochemistry study to better understand the surface chemistry and abiotic processes in a contaminated subsurface system.

 

Education

  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • MChE, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • MS in Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • BS in Geoscience and Geochemistry Option, Purdue University

Courses I Teach

Not teaching any courses this semester

Classes

EnE 262 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3 credits

EnE 360 Fundamentals of Water and Wastewater Treatment 3 credits Introduction to physical, chemical, and biological processes in water and wastewater treatment. The first part of the course introduces the basic physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms. The second half of the course applies these mechanisms to specific processes in water and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Chem 125 and junior standing.

EnE 663 Chemistry for Environmental Engineers 3 credits Understand and model chemical processes in the aquatic environment. Prerequisite: two semesters of undergraduate general chemistry.

EnE 620 Environmental Chemodynamics 3 credits The objective of this course is to introduce students to concepts, mechanisms, and models used to describe the transport of chemicals in the environment. Prerequisites: two semesters of undergraduate general chemistry and two semesters of calculus.

EnE 760 Applied Environmental Soil Chemistry 3 credits Understanding of physical and chemical processes occurring in soils. Emphasis in current research of the subsurface environment. Prerequisite: EnE 663, Math 651 or equivalent.

 


Research Interests

Lisa Axe’s research interests include physical, chemical, and biological processes in environmental systems, which involves studying contaminant distribution mechanisms, natural and engineered treatment processes, and speciation using complementary tools. Current research includes studying biologically active filters using conventional filters and adsorbents as advanced treatment processes for emerging contaminants. In addition, her group is conducting a geochemistry study to better understand the surface chemistry and abiotic processes in a contaminated subsurface system.



 

Projects

 

  Funding (in the last 5 years) 

 

PI

 

 

 

PI

 

 

 

 

 

 

PI

Chemours

 

 

 

United Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Water

Geochemistry Study at Chambers Works Site

 

Advanced Pilot Testing of Treatment Processes for Removal of Endocrine Disruptive Compounds (EDCs) and Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs)

Investigation of the effectiveness of pilot-scale conventional and advanced water treatment processes for removal of unregulated organic compounds

$357,000

 

 

 

$229,557

 

 

 

 

 

 

$144,000

01/01/15

to

05/31/17

 

09/03/13

to

08/31/16

 

 

 

 

06/30/10 to 03/31/12

PI

NYSDOT

Field Methods for Determining Lead Content in Bridge Paint Removal Waste with Kauser Jahan, Rowan University

$404,254

11/01/09

to

12/31/13

Co-PI

NJ DOT

Heavy Metal Contamination in Highway Marking Beads with PI Kauser Jahan, Rowan University

$340,000

01/05/08

to

12/31/10

 

     

  

    

 

 

 

 

 

 


Select Peer Reviewws Publications

Wang, B., Axe, L. B., Michalopoulou, Z.-H., Wei, L. 2016, Light absorption properties of the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary, Hydrobiologia, 766:173-188.

Shu, Z., Axe, L., Jahan, K., Ramanujachary, K. V., Kochersberger, C. 2015, Metal Concentrations and Distribution in Paint Waste Generated during Bridge Rehabilitation in New York State, Science of the Total Environment, 526, 262-270.

Shu, Z., Axe, L., Jahan, K., Ramanujachary, K. V., 2015, Field Methods for Rapidly Characterizing Paint Waste during Bridge Rehabilitation, Chemosphere, 134, 598-605.

Shu, Z., Axe, L., Jahan, K., Ramanujachary, K. V. 2015, Metal Leaching from the Bridge Paint Waste in the Presence of Steel Grit, Chemosphere, 119, 1105-1112.

Sandhu, N. K., Ndiba, P. K., Axe, L., Jahan, K. 2013, Metal and Metalloid Concentrations in Domestic and Imported Glass Beads Used for Highway Marking, Environmental Engineering Science, 30(7), 387-392.

Sandhu, N. K., Ndiba, P. K., Axe, L., Jahan, K. Ramanujachary, K. V., Magdaleno, T. V. 2013, Leaching of As, Pb, and Sb from Highway Marking Glass Beads, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 139(9), 1168-1177.

Sandhu, N. K., Axe, L., Jahan, K., Ramanujachary, K. V. 2013, Speciation of Metals and Metalloids in Highway Marking Glass Beads. Submitted to Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 4383-4391.

Wang, B., Axe, L. B., Michalopoulou, Z.-H., Wei, L. 2011, Effects of Cd, Cu, Ni, and Zn on Brown Tide Alga Aureococcus anophagefferens Growth and Metal Accumulation, Environmental Science & Technology, 46(1) 517-524.

Ndiba, P., Axe, L. B. 2010, Risk to Groundwater Assessment of Phosphate and Thermal Treated Dredged Sediments, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 136(4), 427-434.

Ndiba, P., Axe, L. B. 2009, Sequential Extraction of Phosphate and Thermal Treated New York/New Jersey Harbor Dredged Sediments, Environmental Engineering Science, 26(12), 1755-1764.

Michalopoulou, Z.-H., Bagheri, S., Axe, L. B. 2009, Bayesian Estimation of Optical Properties of Nearshore Estuarine Waters: A Gibbs Sampling Approach. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47(11), 1579-1587. 

Boonfueng, T., Axe, L., Yee, N., Hahn, D., and Ndiba, P. 2009, Zn sorption mechanisms onto sheathed Leptothrix Discophora and the impact of the nanoparticulate biogenic Mn oxide coating, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 333: 439-447.

Ndiba, P. K., Axe, L. 2009, Metal speciation in phosphate and thermal stabilization of contaminated dredged sediments In Contemporary Topics in Ground Modification, Problem Soils, and Geo-Support (GSP 187) Iskander, M., Laefer, D. F., Hussein, M. H. eds. American Society of Civil Engineers, pp 512-519.

Ndiba, P., Axe, L., Boonfueng, T. 2008, Heavy Metal Immobilization through Phosphate and Thermal Treatment of Dredged Sediments, Environmental Science & Technology 42(3), 920-926.