Bruce Dvorak

Bruce Dvorak , Ph.D., P.E.

Bruce Dvorak
Contact Information:
N120 SEC
Lincoln: City Campus
(402) 472-3431

Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994
  • M.S., Environmental Health Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1990
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1987
  • 25% Extension
  • 75% Teaching/Research/Service for Civil Engineering
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Physical-chemical treatment processes (adsorption processes)
  • Pollution prevention/environmental sustainability
Courses Taught

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar Fellowship, Czech Fulbright Commission, 2010
  • Samuel Arnold Greeley Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009
  • Environmental Education Award, Lincoln and Lancaster County Environmental Awards, 2009
  • Hollings Teaching/Advising/Mentoring Award, UNL College of Engineering, 2009
  • Recognition Award for Contributions to Students, UNL Parents Association, 2008
  • Olsson Associates Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, UNL Dept. of Civil Engineering, 2007, 2003, 1999
  • Hollings Master Teacher Award, UNL, 2005
  • Interdisciplinary Research Award, UNL College of Engineering, 1999

Selected Publications

Chokejaroenrat, C., Comfort, S., Chainarong, S., and Dvorak, B. (2014) Improving the Treatment of Non-Aqueous Phase TCE in Low Permeable Zones with Permanganate, Journal of Hazardous Materials, In Press.

 Kekilova, A; Dvorak, B.I., and Williams, R. (2014) Motivations of Program Partners for Environmental Sustainability and Benefit Persistence Reoccurrence, Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education, accepted.

 Yuell, H.; Dvorak, B.; Gurian, P., and Lytle, D. (2013) Information to Small Systems: Information Dissemination Survey of Engineers and Regulators. Journal of the American Water Works Association, 105(1) 51-59.

 Stewart, BA; New, CW; Hosni, A, and Dvorak, BI (2013) A Framework for Evaluating Sorbent Usage Rate of Various Sorption Column Configurations with and without Bypass Blending, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 139(4) 554-563. 

 Flodman, H.R., and Dvorak, B.I. (2012) Optimizing Direct Brine Reuse in Ion Exchange Water Softening: Tradeoffs Between Salt Use and Discharge, Hardness Leakage, and Treatment Capacity, Water Environment Research, 84(6):535-543.

 Li, Z., Dvorak, B., and Li, X. (2012) Removing 17β-Estradiol from Drinking Water in a Biologically Active Carbon (BAC) Reactor. Water Research, 46(9) 2828-2836.

 Dvorak, BI, Stewart, BA, Hosni, A, Hawkey, SA, and Nelsen, V (2011) Intensive Environmental Sustainability Education: Long-Term Impacts on Workplace Behavior, Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education, 137 (2) 113-120.

Upcoming Events