Debra Reinhart

University of
Central Florida

USA

 

Debra Reinhart is Environmental Engineering Program Manager at the National Science Foundation of Washington DC.  She is on a two-year leave from the University of Central Florida where she is a Pegasus Professor in the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department and Assistant Vice President for Research.  Dr. Reinhart’s research focuses on solid waste management; recent research projects include bioreactor landfilling, ergonomics of waste collection, landfill gas modeling, and recycling construction and demolition debris.

Dr. Reinhart received her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from UCF and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  During the past twenty years, she has been teaching and conducting research in solid and hazardous waste management.  Prior to joining UCF, she served as a consulting engineer for CH2M Hill and Keck and Wood, Inc, as well as Director of Research and Development for the City of Atlanta’s Bureau of Water Pollutions Control.

Dr. Reinhart served on the boards of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and a national research foundation (the Environmental Research and Education Foundation).  She was President of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers in 2009.  She has served as a reviewer for more than 20 journals and organizations. She is a registered professional engineer in Florida and Georgia, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  She has been on the editorial board for four archival journals.  In addition she is an ABET Environmental Engineering Program Evaluator.

Contact information

Debra Reinhart, PhD, PE, BCEE
Pegasus Professor
Assistant VP for Research
MH 243
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816

Email: Debra.Reinhart@ucf.edu