Lindell Ormsbee, Ph.D., P.E., P.H., D.WRE, F.ASCE

Director Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute
Director Kentucky Center of Excellence for Watershed Management
Associate Director of UK-NIEHS Superfund Research Center
Director Research Translation Core UK Superfund Basic Research Center
Chairman College of Engineering Environmental Engineering Certificate Program
Raymond-Blythe Professor of Civil Engineering

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University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute
233 MMRB
Lexington, KY 40506-0107
Phone: 859-257-1299
Fax: 859-323-1049
Email: lormsbee@engr.uky.edu


Professional Preparation

University of Kentucky    B.S.C.E.    1978    Civil Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University        M.S.    1979    Civil Engineering

Purdue University        Ph.D    1983    Civil Engineering

 

Appointments

2011 – Present: Director Kentucky Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

2010 – Present: Associate Director, UK Superfund Basic Research Program

2005 – Present: Director, Research Translation Core, UK Superfund Basic Research Program

2004 – Present: Director, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

2003 – Present: Raymond Blythe Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering

2003 – 2009: Director. Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and the Environment

2001-2002: Director, Tracy Farmer Center for the Environment

1999-2004: Kentucky River Basin Coordinator

1999-2001: Associate Director, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

1998-1999: Acting Director, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

1997-1998: Visiting Researcher – Kentucky Environmental Protection Agency

1996-2003: Full Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky

1995-1996: Associate Director, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

1989-1996: Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky

1983-1989: Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky

1979-1981: Project Engineer, Howard K. Bell Consulting Engineers

Selected Publications

  • Hennig, B., Ormsbee, L., McClain, C., Watkins, B., Blumberg, B. Bachas, L., Sanderson, W., Gatchett, A, Lambert, J, Thompson, C., Suk, W. (2012) “Nutrition Can Modulate the Toxicity of Environmental Pollutants: Implications in Risk Assessment and Human Health”, Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 120, (6), pp. 771-774.
  • Gui, M., Smuleac, V., Ormsbee, L., Sedlack, D., and Bhattacharyya, D., (2012) “Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Synthesis in Aqueous and Membrane Systems for Oxidative Degradation of Trichloroethylene (TCE) from Water, J.of Nanoparticle Research, Feb, Vol. 14, (1).
  • Meyer, D., Hampson, S., Ormsbee., L., Bhattacharyya, D.B., (2009) “A Study of Groundwater Matrix Effects for the Destruction of TCE using Fe/Pd Nanoaggregates”  Journal of Environmental Progress  and Sustainable Energy, Volume 28, (4), December, pp. 507-518.
  • Ormsbee, L., Elshorbagy, A.,and Zechman, E., (2004) “Methodology for pH TMDLs: Application to Beech Creek Watershed,” ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 130, (2).
  • Jain, A., and  Ormsbee, L. (2002) “Short-term Water Demand Forecast Modeling Techniques- Conventional Methods Versus AI”, Journal of the AWWA, Vol 94, (7), pp. 64-72.
  • Ormsbee, L, and Lingireddy, S., (1997) “Calibrating Hydraulic Network Models,” Journal of the AWWA, Vol 89, (2), pp 42-50.
  • Ormsbee, L.E., and Lansey, K.E., (1994) “Optimal Control of Water Supply Pumping,” ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 120, (2), pp. 237-252.
  • Ormsbee, L.E. and Kessler, A., (1990) “Optimal Upgrading of Hydraulic Network Reliability,” ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 116 (6), pp. 784-802.
  • Ormsbee, L.E. and Khan, A.Q., (1989) “A Parametric Model for Steeply Sloping Forested Watersheds,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 25 (9), pp. 2053-2065
  • Ormsbee, L.E., (1989) “Rainfall Disaggregation for Continuous Hydrologic Modeling,” ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 115 (4), pp. 507-528.
  • Ormsbee L.E., Walski, T.M., Chase, D.V., and Sharp, W.W., (1989) “Methodology for Improving Pump Operation Efficiency,” ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 115 (2), pp. 148-164.
  • Ormsbee, L.E. and Wood, D.J., (1986) “Explicit Pipe Network Calibration,” ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 112 (2), pp. 166-182.