Kim D. Jones

Personnel Profile

Kim D. Jones, Regents Professor & Director of Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment

Kim D. Jones


- Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997
- M.S., Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994
- M.S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin,1981
- B.S., General Engineering, USMA, West Point, NY, 1974

Research Interests

- Natural Systems engineering applications for solid and hazardous waste treatment; Environmental biotechnologies for air and water treatment; Low Impact Development (LID) research and modeling; Constructed wetlands; Vapor phase biofiltration for air toxics; water reuse applications; Fate and transport of contaminants in subsurface systems; Solid and hazardous waste management

Honors and Awards

- Regents Professor, Texas A&M University System
- Javelina Alumni Association Distinguished Researcher Award, 2013
- Professor of the Year, Environmental Engineering, 2012
- Stormont Lecturer, Victoria College honoree, 2010
- Faculty Lecture Award – Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 2005
- Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993
- Pi Epsilon Tau Petroleum Engineering Honor Society, 1980 

Professional Experience

- Regents Professor, TAMUK (Environmental Engineering), 2016-present
- Professor and Chair, TAMUK (Environmental Engineering), 2009-2016
- Associate Professor and Chair, TAMUK (Environmental Engineering), 2004-2009
- Assistant Professor, TAMUK, 1999-2004
- Consulting Engineer, Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc., Atlanta, GA, 1997 - 1999
- Research Associate, School of Civil & Envir. Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1992 - 1997
- District Engineer, ARCO International, Inc., Jakarta, Indonesia, 1990 - 1992
- Area Operations Engineer, ARCO Oil and Gas Company, Lafayette, LA, 1984 - 1990
- Research Engineer, ARCO Production Research, Plano, TX, 1981 - 1983
- Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1979 - 1981
- Captain, U.S. Army, Ft. Jackson, SC, Carlisle, PA, 1974 - 1979

Recent Journal Publications

- Rivas, R., Jones, K., Mills, P. (2013) A citrus waste based biorefinery as a source of renewable energy: technical advances and analysis of engineering challenges, Waste Management & Research, v3:4, 413-420.
- Pan, X., Zhang, J., Jones, K. (2013)  Simulation of storm event flow for a pilot runoff treatment wetland, Ecological Engineering, v53, 284-289.
- Pan, X., Zhang, J., Fang, W., Jones, K. (2012)  Dynamic behavior of stormwater quality parameters in South Texas, Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, v6:6, 825-830.
- Karre, A., Jones, K., Boswell, J., Paca, J. (2012) Evaluation of VOC Emissions Control and Opacity Removal Using a Biological Sequential Treatment System for Forest Products Applications, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, v87, 797-805.
- Jones, K., Yadavalli, N., Karre, A., Paca, J.  (2012) Microbial monitoring and performance evaluation for H2S biological air emissions control at a wastewater lift station in South Texas, USA, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, v147:7, 949-963.
- Karre, A., Bairu, P., Jones, K., Paca, J.  (2012) Parameters Affecting H2S Emissions Removal and Re-circulating Water Quality in a Pilot Scale Sequential Biological Treatment System at a Waste Water Lift Station in Brownsville, Texas, USA, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, v147:7, 979-989.
- Paca, J., Halecky, M., Novak, V., Jones, K., Kozliak, E. (2012) Biofiltration of a styrene/acetone vapor mixture in two reactor types under conditions of acetone overloading, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, v87, 772-777.
- Pan, X., Jones, K. (2012)  Seasonal variation of fecal indicator bacteria in storm events within the U.S. stormwater database, Water Science and Technology, 65:6, 1076-1080.
- Gerard, M., Havranek, J., Novak, V., Halecky, M., Jones, K., Soccol, C., Paca, J. (2010) Modelling the steady state and dynamic conditions of a biotrickling filter treating styrene and acetone in air, Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, v53, 1225-1234.
- Paca, J., Halecky, M., Misiaczek, O., Jones, K., Kozliak, E., Sobotka, M. (2010).  Biofiltration of paint solvent mixtures in two reactor types: overloading by hydrophobic components,  Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, v37, 1263-1270.
- Jones, K., Pan, X., Garza, A., Lloyd-Reilley, J. (2010) Multi-level assessment of ecological coastal restoration in South Texas, Ecological Engineering, v36, no: 4, 435-440.
- Alcala, M., Jones, K., Ren, J., Andreassen, T. (2009)  Compost product optimization for nitrate biofiltration applications, Bioresource Technology, v100, no 17: 3991-3996.
- Nelson, S., Uckoo, R., Esquivel, H., Enciso, J., Jones, K. (2008)  Effect of compost in ‘Rio Red’ grapefruit production in a heavy textured soil. In: Hao X-Y (Ed) Compost I. Dynamic Soil, Dynamic Plant. 2 (Special Issue 1), 67-71.
- Martinez, A., Rathibandla, S., Jones, K., Cabezas, J. (2008) Biofiltration of Wastewater Lift Station Emissions: Evaluation of VOC Removal in the Presence of H2S, Journal of Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, v10, n1: 81-87.

Professional Affiliations

- South Texas Section, Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration
- Member, Water Environmental Federation and Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)

Professional Registration

- Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia (#22982) and in the State of Texas (#114997)

Contact Information

Department of Environmental Engineering
Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering, EC 376B
MSC 213 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2187
fax: (361) 593-2069
Personal Website:

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