Jonathan Mellor

faculty

Jonathan Mellor, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor / Co-Chairperson

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

508-999-8464

508-999-8964

jmellor@umassd.edu

Violette Research 108B

Education

2013University of VirginiaPhD
2009Michigan Technological UniversityMS
2001The College of William and MaryBS

Teaching

  • Water Resources
  • Water Quality
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Climate Resiliency and Sustainability
  • Mathematical Methods

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A first course in fluid mechanics. An introduction to fluid mechanics through the study of the properties, stationary behavior, and flow characteristics of incompressible fluids. The fundamental conservation equations of mass, momentum and energy governing the pressure, velocity and free surface elevation of fluid are a course focus. Hydrostatic forces, pipe flow, basic pump and turbine theory are examples of water resource engineering application covered.

The professional nature of engineering and the code of ethics which governs its practice. Safety issues pertaining to field practice by civil engineers are covered. Students learn to make competent on-the-job decisions and improve professional practice with an emphasis on safety for workers in the field. Requirements include completing an OSHA safety certification course, for which students pay a fee.

The professional nature of engineering and the code of ethics which governs its practice. Safety issues pertaining to field practice by civil engineers are covered. Students learn to make competent on-the-job decisions and improve professional practice with an emphasis on safety for workers in the field. Requirements include completing an OSHA safety certification course, for which students pay a fee.

Final design experience requiring practitioner involvement, student reports, and oral presentations. An interdisciplinary, team approach is emphasized. Course offers two credits in the fall and two credits in the spring. All four credits must be earned within the same academic year.

Research

Research interests

  • Climate Resiliency
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Coupled Human-Engineered Systems
  • Engineering for Human Rights
  • Life-Cycle Analysis

Select publications

See curriculum vitae for more publications

  • Walsh, T., Mellor, J. (2020).
    Comparative life cycle assessment of four commonly used point-of-use water treatment technologies
    Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
  • Walsh, T., Wanik, D., Anagnostou, E.N., Mellor, J.E. (2020).
    Estimated Time to Restoration of Hurricane Sandy in a Future Climate
    Sustainability
  • Mellor, J.E., Levy, K., Zimmerman, J.B., Elliott, M., Bartram, J., Carlton, E., Clasen, T., Dillingham, R., Eisenberg, J., Guerrant, R., Lantagne, D., Mihelcic, J. and Nelson, K. (2016).
    Planning for climate change: the need for mechanistic systems-based approaches to study climate change impacts on diarrheal diseases

Dr. Mellor is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2013. At UMass Dartmouth he teaches courses focusing on water resources, environmental engineering and sustainability. He also serves as the Faculty Advisor for our Engineers Without Borders student chapter and advises students on their Senior Design Projects. His research has focused on how to improve resiliency to climate extremes in New England and abroad. He has developed novel systems approaches to reduce restoration times for electric utility companies in Connecticut and to study how climate change impacts water security and its subsequent impacts on health and food security in low-income countries. Prior to joining UMass Dartmouth, he taught at the University of Connecticut, was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Yale University and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda.