David Vaccari

Professor

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Building: Rocco Technology Center

Room: 306

Phone: (201) 216-5570

Fax: (201) 216-8739

Email: dvaccari@stevens.edu

Website

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 waterComputing 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
  • Board of Trustees Academic and Student Affairs Committee Member
  • Clark Scholars Program Member
  • Sustainability Committee Member
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee Chair
  • Nominating Committee Member
  • SES Faculty Retreat Member
  • Construction Management Faculty Search Committee Member
  • SES Curriculum Committee Member
Professional Service
  • NJWEA Program Committee Member
  • AAEES Education Committee Member
  • ABET, Inc. Training Committee Member
  • ABET, Inc. Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Commissioner
  • AAEES Board of Trustees Trustee
  • AAEES Executive Committee Vice President-elect
  • Environmental Science & Technology Reviewer
  • New Jersey Water Environment Association / AAEES Workshop Moderator
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
  • AAEES – American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists Member
  • ABET – ABET, Inc. Member
  • ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers Member
  • 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).
      https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85075001083.
    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).
      https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85075001083.
    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).
      https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/22544485713.
    Journal Article
    1. Vaccari, D. A. (2020). Resilience of phosphorus cycling. Nature Food (vol. 1, pp. 329).
      https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-020-0103-0.
    2. 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).
      https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85079654545.
    3. 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).
      https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85079654545.
    4. 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.
    5. 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).
      https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85064037819.
    6. 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.
    7. 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).
      https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85014416107.
    8. 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).
      https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84929076203.
    9. 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).
      https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84924922296.
    10. 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).
      https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85042319775.
    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).
      https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84957824215.
    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