Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
John S. Gulliver is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and a resident fellow at the Institute on the Environment. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota. Gulliver has taught courses in fluid mechanics, environmental mass transport, and urban hydrology and water quality.
Dr. Gulliver's primary research interests are in the areas of environmental fluid mechanics, chemical transport and fate in environmental systems, and flow and mass transport at hydraulic structures. Current research involves interfacial mass transfer and remediation of non-point source pollution from urban runoff. Specific research projects include the development of practices to remove dissolved contaminants from urban runoff. Gulliver has authored the Introduction to Chemical Transport in the Environment, coauthored Optimizing Stormwater Treatment Practices: A Handbook of Assessment and Maintenance, edited four books, and published over 100 refereed articles in these areas of research.
Dr. Gulliver has been a CTS Faculty Scholar since 2007. He is one of the inventors of the SAFL Baffle, which turns a sump into an effective pre-treatment practice. Gulliver, his co-inventors, and members of the Technical Advisory Panel, received the CTS Partnership Award in 2011 for their SAFL Baffle research. Gulliver also received the Rickey Medal in 2003 from the American Society of Civil Engineers, an award given for a career of research and education related to hydroelectric energy.