Dominic M. Di Toro is the Edward C. Davis Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineers in February, 2005. His other awards include the Institute of Scientific Information Highly Cited Researcher, 2003 and The Founders Award of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
Dr. Di Toro has specialized in the development and application of mathematical and statistical models to stream, lake, estuarine and coastal water and sediment quality problems.. He has published over one hundred technical papers, as well as Sediment Flux Modeling, published by J. Wiley & Sons. He has participated as Expert Consultant, Principal Investigator and Project Manager on numerous water quality studies for industry, research foundations and governmental agencies. Recently, his work has focused on the development of water and sediment quality criteria for the EPA, sediment flux models for nutrients and metals, and integrated hydrodynamic, sediment transport and water quality models.
Dr. Di Toro received his B.E.E. in electrical engineering with honors from Manhattan College in 1963, his M.A. in electrical engineering in 1965 and his Ph.D. in Civil and Geological Engineering in 1967, both from Princeton University. He joined the faculty of Manhattan College and became the Donald J. O'Connor Professor of Environmental Engineering in 1999. In 2003, he joined the faculty at the University of Delaware.
Dr. Di Toro also served as a Senior Research Consulting Engineer at Hydroscience, Inc. from 1969-1980 and was a founding partner of the successor firm HydroQual, Inc, a consulting firm that specializes in water quality modeling, where he was Principal Consultant from 1980 to 2004.