Kevin Gardner

Kevin Gardner


Research Group: Environmental Engineering; EPSCoR: Sustainability Research Collaboratory


  • Ph.D.  Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, 1996
  • M.S.  Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, 1991
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Union College, 1989

Research Interests

Sustainability science and engineering, industrial ecology, life cycle assessment, interface between ecosystems and society, bioaccumulative chemicals in the environment, remediation of contaminated sediments and wetlands


  • Nuss, P., K.H. Gardner, J. R. Jambeck, “Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Construction and Demolition (C&D) Derived Biomass Gasification for Electricity Production,” Environmental Science and Technology (under review).
  • Nuss, P., K.H. Gardner, Attributional life cycle assessment (ALCA) of polyitaconic acid production from northeast US softwood biomass, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s11367-012-0511-y
  • Takahashi, F., T. Shimaoka, K.H. Gardner, A. Kida, "Size-dependent enrichment of waste slag aggregate fragments abraded from asphalt concrete," Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 194, p: 209-215 (2011). (DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.07.086). 
  • Saffarzadeh, A., T. Shimaoka, Y. Wei, K.H. Gardner, C. Musselman “Impacts of natural weathering on the transformation/neoformation processes in landfilled MSWI bottom ash: a geoenvironmental perspective,” Waste Management (2011) doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2011.07.017
  • Carlson, C., K.H. Gardner, S. Rogers, “Complexity in Built Environment, Health, and Destination Walking: A Neighborhood-Scale Analysis,” Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine (2012) (doi:10.1007/s11524-011-9652-8).
  • Carlson, C., S. Rogers, S. Aytur, K.H. Gardner, “Measuring the built environment’s impact on destination walking,” ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development (In Press). 
  • Rogers, S., J. Halstead, K.H. Gardner, C. Carlson, “Examining Walkability and Social Capital as Indicators of Quality of Life at the Municipal and Neighborhood Scales,  Journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life, Volume 6, Issue 2 (2011), Page 201. (DOI: 10.1007/s11482-010-9132-4). 
  • Carpenter, A.C., J.R. Jambeck, K.H. Gardner, K. Weitz, “Life-Cycle Assessment of Construction and Demolition Derived Biomass/Wood Waste Management,” Journal of Industrial Ecology (In Press).
  • Sharma, B. K.H. Gardner, J. Melton, A. Hawkins, G. Tracey, “Comparison of Performance of Activated Carbon and Organoclay as Reactive Cap Sorbents for Adsorption of PAH in Presence of Humic Acid,” Soil and Sediment Contamination: an International Journal (Revised and resubmitted).
  • Antemir, A., C.D. Hills, P.J. Carey, K.H. Gardner, E.R. Bates, A.K. Crumbie, “Long-term performance of aged waste forms treated by stabilization/solidification,” Journal of Hazardous Materials, 181:65-73 (2010).
  • Sharma, B. K.H. Gardner, J. Melton, A. Hawkins, G. Tracey, “Evaluation of Coconut Shell Activated Carbon as a Reactive Cap Sorbent for Sequestration of PCBs in Presence of Humic Acid,” Environmental Engineering Science 26(9): 1371-1379 (2009).
  • Carpenter A.C. and Kevin H. Gardner, “Use of Industrial By-Products in Urban Roadway Infrastructure:  argument for increased industrial ecology,” Journal of Industrial Ecology 13(6): 965-977 (2009).
  • Sharma, B. K.H. Gardner, J. Melton, A. Hawkins, G. Tracey, “Effect of Humic Acid on Adsorption of Polychlorinated Biphenyls onto Organoclay,” Environmental Engineering Science 26 (8):1279-1287 (2009).
  • Bhatt, M., K.H. Gardner, “DOC dynamics and trace metals chemistry along the heavily urbanized basin in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal" Environmental Geology 58(4): 867-876 (2009).
  • Bhatt, M.P., T. Masuzawa, K.H. Gardner, “Spatial variations in chemical compositions along Langtang–Narayani river system in central Nepal, Environmental Geology DOI 10.1007/s00254-008-1325-x (2008). 
  • Liu, J., Xu, D., Xiong, L., Hills, C., Carey, P., Gardner, K.H., “Comparison of properties of traditional and accelerated carbonated solidified/stabilized contaminated soils,” Journal of Environmental Sciences Volume 20, Issue 5, Pages 593-598 (2008).
  • Watts, A.W., T.P. Ballestero, K.H. Gardner, “Soil and Atmospheric Inputs to PAH Concentrations in Salt Marsh Plants,” Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 189 (1-4): 253-263 (2008).
  • Hadnagy, E., L. Rauch, K.H. Gardner, “Dechlorination of Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Naphthalenes and Dibenzo-p-Dioxins by Magnesium-Palladium Bimetallic Particles,” J. of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering A42 (2007).
  • Gardner, K.H., G.M. Nystroem, and D.A. Aulisio, “Leaching Properties of Estuarine Harbor Sediment Before and After Electrodialytic Remediation,” Environmental Engineering Science, 24(4): 424-433 (2007).
  • Carpenter, A.C., K.H. Gardner, J. Fopiano, C. H. Benson, T. Edil, “Life Cycle Based Risk Assessment of Recycled Materials in Roadway Construction,” Waste Management: International Journal of Integrated Waste Management, Science and Technology 27: 1458-1464 (2007).

Classes Taught

  • Sustainability Engineering
  • Water chemistry

Professional Affiliations



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