Eric G. Mbonimpa, Ph.D., P.E, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science

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PhD; Environmental Engineering; Purdue University (Dec-2010)

MS; Environmental Engineering; University of Missouri-Columbia (May-2007)

BS; Civil and Environmental Engineering; KIST (Aug-2004)


Purdue University, Ludwig & Kruhe Fellowship, Feb. 2010.

Purdue University, Lynn Fellowship, Aug. 2007.

University of Missouri-Columbia, Paul Francis Kufrin Memorial Scholarship. June 2006


  1. Mukherjee, J. Denney, E.G. Mbonimpa, J. Slagley, R. Bhowmik. A review on municipal solid waste-to-energy trends in the USA. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 119, 2020, 109512.
  2. Emery I., D. Kempisty, B. Fain, E. Mbonimpa "Evaluation of treatment options for well water impacted with perfluorinated alkyl substances using life cycle assessment" International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 14, 117-128 (2019).
  3. Mbonimpa E., E. Blatchley, B. Applegate, W. Harper. Ultraviolet A and B wavelength-dependent inactivation of viruses and bacteria in the water. Journal of Water and Health (2018) 16 (5): 796-806.
  4. Gautam S., E. Mbonimpa, S. Kumar, J. Bonta. Simulating Runoff from Small Grazed Pasture Watersheds located at North Appalachian Experimental Watershed in Ohio. Rangeland Ecology & Management 71(3):363-369. 2018.
  5. Emery I., E. Mbonimpa, A. Thal. Climate-based policies may increase life cycle social costs of vehicle fleet operation. Energy Policy 101, 1-9, 2017
  6. Mbonimpa, E. G., S. Kumar, V. Owens, R. Chintala, H. Sieverding, J. Stone. Nitrogen rate and landscape impacts on life cycle energy use and emissions from switchgrass-derived ethanol. GCB Bioenergy 8, 4 (2016), 750-763.
  7. Lai, Li., S. Kumar, E. G. Mbonimpa, C. Hong, V. Owens, R. Neupane. Evaluating the impacts of landscape positions and nitrogen fertilizer rates on dissolved organic carbon on switchgrass land seeded on marginally yielding cropland. Journal of environmental management 171, 113-120 (2016)
  8. Mbonimpa, E. G., C.O. Hong, V. Owens, R.M. Lehman, S.L. Osborne, T. Schumacher, D.Clay, and S. Kumar. Nitrogen Fertility Rates and Landscape Positions Impacts on CO2 andCH4 Fluxes from land seeded to Switchgrass. GCB Bioenergy 7, 4 (2015) 836-849
  9. Mbonimpa, E., S. Gautam, L. Lai, J. Bonta,  X. Wang. Combined PEST and Trial-Error (CPTE) Approach to Improve APEX Calibration. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 114 (2015) 296-303
  10. Y. Yuan, Y. Jiang, E. Taguas, E. Mbonimpa, and W. Hu. Sediment loss and its cause in Puerto Rico watersheds. SoilD  2, 477-504, 2015.
  11. Gautam, S., E.G. Mbonimpa, S. Kumar, J. V. Bonta, R. Lal. APEX model simulation of climate change impacts on runoff from a small no-till watershed. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 70, No2, 101-109 (2015).
  12. Mbonimpa, E.G., Y. Yongping, N. Maliha, M. H. Mehaffey. Sediment and total phosphorous contributors in Rock River watershed. Journal of Environmental Management 133, 214-221(2014).
  13. Mbonimpa, E., B. Vadheim*, E. R. Blatchley. Continuous-Flow Solar UVB Disinfection for Drinking Water. Water Research 46, no7: 2344-2354 (2012).
  14. Mbonimpa, E., Y. Yongping, M. H. Mehaffey, M. A. Jackson. SWAT model to assess the impact of intensive corn-farming on runoff, sediments and phosphorous loss from agricultural watershed. Journal of Water Resource and Protection 4, 423-431 (2012).
  15. Kumar, S., T. Nakajimab, E.G. Mbonimpa, S. Gautama, U. R. Somireddy, A. Kadono, R.Lalb, R. Chintala, R. Rafique, N. Fausey. Long-term Tillage and Drainage Influences on Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics, Aggregate Stability, and Corn Yield. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 60 (1): 108-118 (2014
  16. Emery I, E. Mbonimpa, S. Kumar, K. Muthu, L. Wei, A. Jahndideh, S. Singh, V. Owens. Life cycle assessment of drop-in biofuels from prairie cordgrass. ASABE Meeting 2017 Paper Number: 1701357, DOI: 10.13031/aim.201701357
  17. Patent: US 9,546,100 B2 .Continuous-flow solar ultraviolet disinfection system for drinking water.  Jan 17, 2017
  18. Sandeep Kumar, Rajesh Chintala, Jai S. Rohila, Eric G. Mbonimpa, Tom Schumacher and Aakash Goyal. Soil and Crop Management Practices for Sustainable Agriculture. Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, Vol 16.

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