Personnel Profile

Matthew Alexander Ph.D., Associate Professor

Matthew Alexander Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 1990, Purdue University

M.S. in Chemical Engineering, 1986, Georgia Institute of Technology

B.S. in Engineering Science and Chemistry, 1984, Trinity University

Research Specialties

 Remediation of hazardous wastes, concentrating on bioremediation processes

 Renewable and biofuel production processes, and sustainable energy production

 Industrial wastewater treatment

 

Professional Experience

  • Texas A&M University Kingsville (TAMUK), Department of Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering, Associate Professor, Aug 2015
  • Leidos Inc (formerly SAIC or Science Applications International Corporation), Chemical Engineer, March 2001 – Current.
  • Trinity University, Department of Engineering Science, Adjunct Professor, Aug 2006 – May 2010.
  • Operational Technologies Corporation, Environmental Technology Department, Manager of Environmental Technology Development, June 1993 – February 2001.
  • Southwest Research Institute, Research Engineer, July 1990 – June 1993.

Publications and Presentations

  • Alexander, M.L. and Ramkrishna, D., 1991.  "Cybernetic modeling of iron-limited growth and siderophore production,"  Biotechnology and Bioengineering 38:  637-652.
  • Alexander, M.L. and Matteson, M.J., 1987.  "The automation of an interfacial tensiometer," Colloids and Surfaces 29:201-217.
  • Alexander, M.L., 1993.   "The biodegradation approach to destruction and control of wastes," Technology Today 14: 16-19 (Southwest Research Institute).
  • “Management Strategies to Achieve Remedy Complete When Groundwater Concentrations Fluctuate with Water Table Changes and Drought Conditions”, presented at SURF 30 (Sustainable Remediation Forum), Houston, TX, October 2015.
  •  “Management Strategies to Achieve Remedy Complete When Groundwater Concentrations Fluctuate with Water Table Changes and Drought Conditions”, presented at Third International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Miami, FL, May 2015.
  • “Evaluation of Biological Indicators Naturally Present at a Reductive Dechlorination Pilot Study Site”, presented at the 9th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA May 2014.
  • “Pilot Study for In Situ Reductive Dechlorination of a Solvent Plume in Karst Bedrock”, presented at the Second International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Jacksonville, FL, June 2013.
  • “Bioaugmentation Pilot Test Results for a Reductive Dechlorination Site Requiring Dehalococcoides”, presented at the Second International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Jacksonville, FL, June 2013.
  • “Comparison of Biostimulation Amendment Distribution Results for Four Sites Using Different Injection Enhancement Techniques”, presented at the Second International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Jacksonville, FL, June 2013.
  • “Selection of Active Plume Treatment Area by Cost Optimization of MNA Versus Active Treatment”, presented at the 8th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA May 2012.
  •  “Remedial System Optimization for Early Site Closure at a Fire Training Area”, presented at the International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Reno, NV June 2011.
  • “Differential Adjustment of pH for Optimal Reductive Dechlorination Conditions”, presented at the International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Reno, NV June 2011.
  • “Electrical Resistance Heating Treatment of a Solvent Source Area at Kelly AFB”, presented at the 7th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA May 2010.
  • “Pilot Testing of Hexavalent Chromium Plume Treatment by Reductant Injection at a Tinker AFB Site”, presented at the 7th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA May 2010.
  •  “Enhanced Bioremediation for Accelerated Site Closure at a Fire Training Site”, presented at the 10th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, Baltimore, MD June 2009.
  •  “Field Application of Electron Donors at Three Kelly AFB Sites”, presented at the 8th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, Baltimore, MD June 2005.

 

Research and Scholarly Activities

Funded proposals

  • TAMUK Council for Undergraduate Research (TCUR), “Carbon Release Profile from a Biowall Used for Groundwater Treatment”, submitted November 2015, awarded January 2016.  Principle Investigator, February 1 to August 3, 2016, $4,600.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (25 years)
  • Member of American Chemical Society (25 years)
  • Member of American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

 

Professional Registrations

  • Professional Engineer –States of Texas and Alabama
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineer – American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Professional Awards

  • U.S. Patent #5,348,803 – Microcapsules and Method for Degrading Hydrocarbons (1994)
  • San Antonio Business Journals’ 40 Under 40 List (1996)

Professional Development

  • OSHA 40-hour Training in accordance with 29CFR 1910.120 including annual 8-hour refresher, OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety and Health Training

Contact Information

The Wayne H. King Department of Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering
EC 314
MSC 193 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-4552
fax: (361) 593-4026
email: matthew.alexander@tamuk.edu
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: August 4, 2016