Thomas Missimer, Ph.D.: February 2020 FGCU Author Series Nominee

Congratulations to Thomas Missimer, Ph.D., our 72nd honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. Missimer’s book Intakes and Outfalls for Seawater Reverse-Osmosis Desalination Facilities: Innovations and Environmental Impacts will be featured on the FGCU Library’s digital media channels during February 2020 and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.

Thomas Missimer is an Eminent Scholar in Hydrology and Interim Director of the Emergent Technologies Institute at the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University. Between 2011 and 2014 (June), he was a visiting professor of environmental science and engineering (specialty in hydrogeology) at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. He has a BA in geology from Franklin & Marshall College, an MS in geology from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in marine geology and geophysics from the University of Miami. He has 45 years of experience as a hydrogeologist and has completed projects in groundwater development, water resources management, and the design and construction of various water projects. He has worked on a large number of artificial aquifer recharge projects used for storage and treatment of impaired waters (domestic wastewater and storm water) and for seasonal and strategic storage of potable water (aquifer storage and recovery projects). He is the author of 11 books and more than 400 technical papers of which 107 are published in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently an Executive Editor of the journal Groundwater.

Dr. Missimer has conducted hydrogeological and geological research in southern Florida for the past 45 years and is currently investigating the sedimentology of Late Miocene siliciclastic deposits, Holocene barrier island sedimentation, effects of historic sea level rise on coastal depositional environments, post-Miocene stratigraphy, and the evolution of hydraulic conductivity changes with dissolution of the carbonate fraction in mixed siliciclastic/carbonate sediments. He is continuing his work on the coastal geology of the Red Sea of Saudi Arabia and the coast of Uruguay in South America. He is conducting research with a graduate student on the biofouling issues at the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant and is working on water quality modeling of 5 different brackish-water desalination plants in southwest Florida. He teaches graduate-level groundwater hydrology and solute transport.

Throughout the year, a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected and recognized in a variety of ways. FGCU faculty and staff are encouraged to notify the relevant subject specialist librarian if they publish a book.

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