Gus Williams

Environmental Engineering & Hydrology
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1994.
Contact Info - Office: 
242F Clyde Building
(801) 422-7810
gwilliams@et.byu.edu

 

Gustavious P. Williams
Associate Professor

 

Education

Northwestern University PhD, Civil Engineering, 1994.
Brigham Young University BS, Civil Engineering, 1987.

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, BYU, (2004 - present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering, Utah State University, (2007 – present)
  • Project Manager, Bechtel Nevada, (2003 – 2004)
  • Associate Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory (1997 – 2003)
  • Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, (2002 – 2003)Lecturer, Masters of Project Management, Northwestern University (2001 – 2003)
  • Environmental Studies Degree Coordinator, Northwestern University (1998 – 2003)
  • Lecturer, Graham School, University of Chicago (1998 – 1999)
  • Assistant Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory, (1994 – 1997)
  • Lecturer, Environmental Studies, Northwestern University, (1992 – 2003)
  • Post-Doctoral Instructor, Civil Engineering, Northwestern University (1994)

Professional Development

  • Consistent involvement in professional organizations in technical and educational areas
  • Interaction with industry through sponsored research
  • Occasional Consulting

Consulting and Patents

  • NSTec (2004 – present)
  • Bechtel Nevada, (2003)
  • DOE Proof of Invention: Passive Soil Vapor Extraction System – ANL-IN-99-065, Gustavious Paul Williams, Geoscience and Information Technology Section, Environmental Assessment Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.

States in Which Professionally Licensed

  • None

Principal Publications of the Last Five Years

  • Williams, Gustavious P. and David Tomasko “A Conservative Model for Quantitative Evaporation Impact Estimates of Once-Through Cooling Water with Minimal Data Requirements” Journal Of Environmental Impact Assessment Review Elsevier (submitted 2008).
  • ASCE/EWRI Standard 50-2008, Standard Guideline For Fitting Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity Using Probability Density Functions Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Alexandria, VA.
  • ASCE/EWRI Standard 51-2008, Standard Guideline For Calculating The Effective Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Alexandria, VA
  • Williams, Gustavious P. and David Tomasko “An Analytical Solution to the Advective-Dispersive Equation with a Decaying Source Term and Contaminant” ASCE Journal Of Hydrologic Engineering (submitted 2007).
  • Smith, K. P., J. J. Arnish, G. P. Williams, and D. L. Blunt (2003) “An Assessment of the Disposal of Radioactive Petroleum Industry Waste in Nonhazardous Landfills Using Risk-Based Modeling” Environmental Science & Technology, 137(10) May 15, 2003.
  • Williams, Gustavious P. (2003) “The Objectives of Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring”, Book Chapter in Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring: The State of the Art. Prepared by The Task Committee on the State of the Art in Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring Design, ASCE, 2003.
  • Williams, G. P., B. Minsker, D. Dougherty, and D. M. Rizzo (2003) “Future Research and Technology Transfer Needs in Groundwater Hydrology and Hydrogeology”, Book Chapter in Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring: The State of the Art. Prepared by The Task Committee on the State of the Art in Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring Design, ASCE, 2003

Scientific and Professional Societies

ASCE

  • Member of ASCE
  • Session Chair - Groundwater Characterization and Monitoring, 2008 Annual Conference
  • Session Chair – Groundwater remediation, 2006 and 2007 Annual Conference
  • 2006 – present - Vice Chair for Task Committees – Groundwater Management Committee
  • 2006 – present - Ground Water Awards Committee – Ground Water Management Committee representative
  • 2005 – present - Member – KSTAT Standards Committee
  • 1996 - present - Member – Groundwater Planning and Management committee

Honors and Awards

  • National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development Certificate of Recognition for organizing the UITI2007 conference
  • U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Certificate of Recognition for the NAVFAC China Lake Depleted Uranium Survey.
  • Argonne National Laboratory Certificate of Recognition for Student mentoring

Institutional and Professional Service in the Last Five Years

  • Committee member and lead for CEEn 100ab seminar breakout (2007 – present)
  • Graduate Committee, member (2007 – present)
  • Safety Committee, Department Representative (2006 – present)
  • Global Awareness, Leadership, Innovation, and Character Development Committee, Member (2006 – 2007)
  • CEEn Lead – CEEn and BYU Chemical Management Joint 395 Laboratory Management (2005 – present)
  • Water Resources Engineering Committee, member (2004 – present)