Thomas J. Olenik

Contact Info

Office: 227 Colton
Phone: 973-596-5895
Dept: Civil Environ. Eng.

About Me

Dr. Olenik's instructional duties include Fluid Mechanics and the senior design courses. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey and is often asked to consult on land development and storm water management issues. He is also a member of the Residential Site Improvement Standards committee for the NJ Department of Community Affairs and has testified as an expert witness in front of numerous Planning Boards and Courts.


  • Newark College of Engineering, B.S., 1968.
  • Newark College of Engineering, M.S., 1970.
  • Rutgers University, Ph.D., 1974.

Research Interests


Environmental Regulations and Stormwater Management

Current Research

Restructuring of Site Plan Standards and NJ Department of Community Affairs.


Selected Publications

Olenik, T., “The Misuse of Hydrological Modeling In The Establishment of Stormwater Management Regulations,” ASCE Water Resources Conference, June 1999.

Olenik, T., “Statewide Standardization of Site Improvement Standards,” ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, December 1998.