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Dr. Bryan Boulanger

Chair and Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
Biggs 108
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
Professional Experience: 
  • Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH. 2015-present
  • Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH. 2012 - present
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. 2007-2012
  • Post Doctoral Researcher, US Environmental Protection Agency. 2005-2006
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, IA.
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, CT.
  • BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, CT.
  • BA, German, University of Connecticut, CT.
Teaching Interests: 
  • Environmental engineering
  • Field based teaching experiences
  • Immersive learning experiences
Research Interests: 
  • Surface reaction chemistry
  • Research to support decision making for the National Park Service
  • Immersive learning
Selected Publications: 

Selected Recent Publications

  1. Forbis-Stokes, A. Boulanger, B., Raghupathy, K., Binayak, M., and C. Munster. 2016 “Modeling onsite wastewater treatment systems in a costal Texas watershed”. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, in press.
  2. Boulanger, B. 2016 “Astronauts must go where no one has gone before – Mars, potable water, and one class’s mission” KEEN’zine 4:28-30
  3. Khan, J. A., Jamal, Y. Shahid, A. and B. Boulanger 2016 “Esterification of acetic and oleic acids within the Amberlyst 15 packed catalytic column” Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering. 33(2): 582-586
  4. Jamal, Y., A. Rabie, and B. Boulanger 2015 “Determination of methanolysis rate constants for low and high fatty acid oils using heterogeneous surface reaction kinetic models” Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis.  114:63-74
  5. Jamal, Y., G. Luo, and B. Boulanger 2014 “In situ processing of Nannochloropsis oculata algal biomass using a mixed bed ion-exchange resin as a heterogeneous catalyst” Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering. 9(6):818-825

Most Impactful Publications

  1. B.Boulanger, 2016 Guiding Change: Relationships Foster Movements.  Retrieved from:
  2. Boulanger, B., Vargo, J., Schnoor, J.L., and K.C. Hornbuckle, 2005 “Evaluation of Perfluorooctane Surfactants in a Wastewater Treatment System and in a Commercial Surface Protection Product” Environmental Science and Technology 39(15):5524-5530
  3. Boulanger, B., Peck, A., Schnoor, J.L., and K.C. Hornbuckle, 2005 “Mass Budget of Perfluorooctane Surfactants in Lake Ontario” Environmental Science and Technology 39(1):74-79
  4. Boulanger, B., Vargo, J., Schnoor, J.L., and K.C. Hornbuckle, 2004 “Detection of Perfluorooctane Surfactants in Great Lakes Water” Environmental Science and Technology 38(15):4064-4070
College of Engineering

Lori Goldsmith

Executive Administrative Assistant
Biggs 201
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed