John Tauxe, Ph.D. P.E. 
Senior Environmental and Water Resources Engineer




  •  Professional Biography


John Tauxe has been working in the earth and environmental sciences and engineering since 1981, and has developed expertise in quantitative hydrology and hydrogeology, and in computer programming, concentrating in the modeling of contaminant fate and transport in the environment.

His earth science experience includes studying the radiogeochemistry of lakes at Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area, mapping the sea floor (and vainly searching for the Titanic) using sidescan sonar with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, exploring marine geology on a global scale with the Ocean Drilling Program, and applying hydrologic and hydrogeologic science and theory to environmental problems.

In the realm of environmental and water resources engineering, John has written groundwater contaminant transport software for the Environmental Protection Agency and for the Arc/Info geographic information system (GIS), modeled water resources issues associated with hydropower dam relicensing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, helped to design an Environmental Data Management System for stormwater issues for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, and modeled the transport of radionuclides in the environment at Oak Ridge National LaboratoryLos Alamos National Laboratory, the Nevada Test Site, and other Department of Energy sites around the country. He also developed a GIS atlas of watersheds covering 50,000 acres of Southern Appalachian terrain including the Oak Ridge Reservation in East Tennessee.

John earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (1994), and a B.A. in Earth Science from Wesleyan University (1984). He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of New Mexico (Registration #14525). As a P.E., I subscribe to this Engineering Code of Ethics.

A summary of John's experience in environmental and contaminant transport modeling can be found here.

John has made available to the public some software (C, Java, etc.) that may be of general use.

Go SI! John also maintains a handy reference page for metrication and using the metric system.

email address: jtauxe(a) 
(This email address has been modified in an obvious way in order to thwart spam robots) 

Last modified: 27 February 2003