Jonathan Mellor

Jonathan Mellor

Assistant Teaching Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Curriculum Vitae



Violette Research 108B


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


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




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
  • 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.

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