Joel McGill (Civil Engineering)

Joel McGill (Civil Engineering)

About DOE Fellow
Joel McGill graduated from Florida International University (FIU) in the spring of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a specialty in remediation. He is a part of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Engineers Without Borders (EWB), and has been inducted into the Order of Engineers. Joel is now a master’s candidate seeking a degree in environmental engineering at FIU.  He is intrigued by both water and soil remediation and clean sustainable sources of energy as it pertains to environmental matters. Joel is now an associate Engineer at BND Engineers.

DOE Related Projects

As a DOE Fellow, Joel is currently researching attenuation of aqueous uranium in groundwater systems through subsurface sorption to aid the Savannah River Site. This experiment will help determine whether a silicate base can be used to adequately increase the pH levels of the groundwater system. It will also demonstrate the level of effectiveness of humic acid to enhance the sorption process at various pH levels. Ultimately, this research will serve to aid Savannah River Site in their efforts to efficiently reduce their nuclear waste footprint.

DOE Summer Internship

Joel also participated in a summer internship at the Department of Energy Headquarters working with the Office of Environmental Management International Program (EM-2.1) and supported Foreign Affairs Specialist Ana Han.