MIT Sea Grant Associate Director for Research
Senior Lecturer, Senior Research Engineer
Director of Master of Engineering Program, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering

48-216B, 1-143
617 253-6595


Current MIT Sea Grant Project
Innovative uses of a power plant's thermal discharge: destratifying the Charles River Basin

Research Interests
Dr. Adams’ areas of interest are environmental fluid mechanics, physical and mathematical modeling of pollutant transport and mixing, and the design and environmental evaluation of effluent disposal systems. His recent work has focused on multi-phase plumes with applications to ocean carbon sequestration, the fate of deep sea oil spills, reservoir destratification, and dredged material disposal.

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975
S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972
B.S. Harvey Mudd College, 1970

Professional Societies
American Society of Civil Engineers
Boston Society of Civil Engineers
International Assoc. for Hydraulic Research

MIT Sea Grant Publications

Dredged Material Management: Options and Environmental Considerations
Judith A Pederson, Eric Adams
2000, MITSG 02-08
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

Abstracts from the Conference on Dredged Material Management: Options and Environmental Concerns
Judith A Pederson, Eric Adams
2000, MITSG 01-12
Workshops, proceedings, symposia

Multi-phase Properties in Uniform Stratified and Flowing Environments
Scott A. Socolofsky, Brian C. Crounce , Eric Adams
2000, MITSG 00-02J
Technical reports

Deposition of Contaminated Sediments in Boston Harbor Studied Using Fluorescent Dye and Particle Tracers
Eric Adams, Keith Stolzenbach, Jeng-Jong Lee, John Caroli; Denise Funk
1997, MITSG 97-17
Technical reports

The Residence Time of Freshwater in Boston Harbor
Amy B. Chan Hilton, Eric Adams
1997, MITSG 97-10
Technical reports

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