Christopher Uchrin, Ph.D., P.E.
Department of Environmental Sciences
14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick
My research involves the mathematical modeling of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems. This involves not only computer modeling but also laboratory and field studies to develop submodels that allow of parameter estimations use in the models.
My research group has been involved in the development of a novel apparatus to measure Sediment Oxygen Demand (SOD) in rivers and lakes on a timely and cost effective manner. We have applied for a patent for the apparatus.
We are preparing a proposal focused on applying the apparatus to estuarine systems.
Carter, G.P., R.J. Miskewitz, I. Sastry, Y. Mun, V. Vyas, S.Yoon P. Georgopoulos, and C.G. Uchrin, 2011-in press, “A Comparison of Kriging and Cokriging for the Geostatistical Estimation of Specific Capacity in the Newark Basin (NJ) Aquifer System,” Accepted by J. Environ. Sci. Health.
Miskewitz, R., K.L Francisco, and C.G. Uchrin, 2010. “Comparison of a Novel Profile Method to Standard Chamber Methods for Measurement of Sediment Oxygen Demand,” J. Environ. Sci. Health, A45:795-802.
Uchrin, C.G., 2010. “Training the Next Generation of Environmental Engineers: Development of an Interdisciplinary Engineering Program at Rutgers University,” presented at the Third International World Universities Forum, Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 2010, published in J. World Univ. Forum, 3:53-58.
Shirinian-Orlando, A.A., and C.G. Uchrin, 2007. “Modeling the Hydrology and Water Quality Using BASINS/HSPF for the Upper Maurice River Watershed, New Jersey,” J. Environ. Sci. Health, A42:289-303.
Otubu, J.E., J.V. Hunter, K.L Francisco, and C.G. Uchrin, 2006. “Temperature Effects on Tubificid Worms and Their Relation to Sediment Oxygen Demand,” J. Environ. Sci. Health, A41:1607-1613.
Uchrin, C.G., J.G. Hunter, S.S.Park, and T.M. Vadas, 2005. “In-situ Measurement of Macrophyte Photosynthesis and Respiration in Shallow Lakes,” J. Environ. Engrg., ASCE., 131:315-319.