Robert Miskewitz Ph.D.
Classes11:117:435 Applied Instrumentation and Control (syllabus)
11:117:290 Biosystems Engineering Measurements (syllabus)
Research InterestsMy specific interests lie in the measurement and analysis of the various aspects of the water cycle. I am currently conducting research to develop drought prediction tools, improve water use efficiency by Agriculture, and assess aging urban water infrastructure.
Current ProjectsInvestigation of Agricultural Water Use in New Jersey, (2011) New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Measurement of Sediment Oxygen Demand in Tacony Creek, Philadelphia, PA, (2011) Philadelphia Water Department
Development of a Real-Time Drought Assessment Tool using the NJ MesoNet Meteorological Data, (2011) New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Total Maximum Daily Loads for Pathogen to Address Three HUC 14 watersheds in the Lower Passaic River Watershed Management Area 4, Northeast Water, (2008) New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Representative PublicationsWalsh, S. and Miskewitz, R. (2011) Evaluation of the impacts of Sea Level Rise on upland flooding in tide gate protected areas. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management (In Press).
Ravit, B., Comi, M., Mans, D., Lynn, C., Steimle, F., Walsh, S., Miskewitz, R., Quierolo, S. (2011) Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary: Restoration Research and Shellfishery Policy. Journal of Environmental Practice (In Press).
Komar, S., Miskewitz, R., Westendorf, M., and Williams, C. A. (2011) Effects of bedding type on compost quality of equine stall waste: Implications for small horse farms. Journal of Animal Science (In Press).
Miskewitz, R., Francisco, K. and Uchrin, C. (2010) Comparison of a novel profile method to standard chamber methods for measurement of Sediment Oxygen Demand, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Vol. 45 No. 7.
S. Komar, R. Miskewitz, C. Obropta, W. Bamka, and R. Mickel (2010) Evaluation of Three Equine Stall Waste Composting Strategies, Journal of Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Vol. 26 No. 5 pp. 827-832.
Carter, G.P., R.J. Miskewitz, I. Sastry, Y. Mun, V. Vyas, S. Yoon, P. Georgopoulos, and C.G. Uchrin. 2011-in press, ''A Comparison of Kriging and Cokriging for the Geostatistical Estimation of Specific Capacity in the Newark Basin (NJ) Aquifer System,'' Accepted for publication by the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering.
Miskewitz, R., Hires, R., Korfiatis, G., Sidhoum, M., Douglas, S., and Su, T.-L., (2008) Laboratory measurements of the volatilization of PCBs from amended dredged material. Journal of Environmental Research, Vol. 106, pp. 319-325.
Giacalone, K., Obropta, C., and Miskewitz, R. (2007) Use of Vegetation to Mitigate Nutrient Discharges in Container Nursery Runoff, Transactions of the Society of Agricultural Engineers, Vol. 55, pp. 1517-1523.
Obropta, C., Thomas, S., Hires, R., and Miskewitz, R. (2006) Probabilistic Analysis Of Acute Mixing Zone Limits, J. of Marine Environmental Engineering, Vol. 8, pp. 337.
Dimou, K., Su, T.L., Hires, R., Miskewitz, R., and Korfiatis, G.,(2006) Distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls in the Newark Bay Estuary, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 136:11, pp. 103-110.
Miskewitz, R., Su, T.-L., Hires, R.I. and Korfiatis, G.P., (2005) Tidal Variations of Heavy Metal Concentrations in the Hackensack River, New Jersey, USA, J. of Marine Environmental Engineering, Vol. 7, pp. 241.
Goodrow, S., Miskewitz, R., Hires, R., Eisenreich, S., and Reinfelder, J., (2005) Mercury Emissions from cement-stabilized dredge materials, Environ. Sci. Technol.; Vol. 39(21), pp. 8185 – 8190.
Miskewitz, R., Hires, R., Su, T., Korfiatis, G., and., (2004) Measurement of PCB Fluxes into the Environment from a Site Receiving Stabilized Dredged Material, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Vol. 4, pp. 45-54.
Miskewitz, R., Goodrow, S., and Obropta, C. (2011) Use of distributed watershed model to assess BMP impact to baseflow, In Prep.
Goodrow, S., Miskewitz, R., and Obropta, C. (2011) Comparison of lumped parameter and distributed models in a small urban catchment. In Prep.