Brief Biography:

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Norwich University. I teach introductory and advanced courses in Environmental Engineering as well as core Civil Engineering courses and labs. My research program is in Environmental Health Engineering focusing on green and sustainable remediation and removal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products from water and wastewater streams. I am also active in engineering education activities including service learning, K-12 STEM outreach and integrating research into undergraduate curriculum.

Contact Details:
Tara Kulkarni, Ph.D., P.E.
Norwich University
158 Harmon Dr,
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2268

  • Ph.D. (2004) Florida State University
  • M.S. (1999) University of Toledo
  • B.E. (1998) University of Pune (College of Engineering Pune)


  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering (class and lab)
  • Fluid Mechanics (class and lab)
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Hydrogeology
  • Sanitary Engineering
  • Introduction to Engineering (lab)

Research: Environmental Health Engineering focusing on

  • Green and Sustainable Remediation
  • Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in waterways
  • Risk Based Environmental Cleanup using Physiologically Based Toxicokinetic Modeling techniques

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Tau Beta Pi (TBP)

Fellowships and Awards (at Norwich University):

  • 2013 ASCE ExCEEd Fellow
  • 2013 Charles A. Dana Fellowship, Norwich University
  • 2012 Curriculum Development Fellowship, Norwich University
  • 2012 NSF’s Science: Becoming the Messenger Fellow
  • 2012 Vermont Campus Compact Faculty Fellow (Scholarship + Grant)
  • 2011 Carol A. Moore Scholarship from the Vermont Women in Higher Education
  • 2011 Chase Junior Faculty Startup Grant, Norwich University


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