Dr. Ashok Kumar, P.Eng.

Professor & Chairman  
Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
Resume: Dr. Ashok Kumar  Publications
Course Web Page: http://www.eng.utoledo.edu/aprg/courses/courses.htm
Radon Web Page: http://www.eng.utoledo.edu/aprg/radon/
P2 Web Page:
Alternative Fuels Web Page: http://www.eng.utoledo.edu/aprg/tarta/tarta.htm
Ohio AP Researchers Web Page: http://www.eng.utoledo.edu/~akumar/OAQDA/Home.htm

Research Interest

Dr. Kumar has interests in air pollution, risk analysis and environmental information technology. His recent accomplishments include the development and evaluation of air quality models for point sources, area sources, volume sources, accidental releases, forecasting, and downwash; and development of radon database for Ohio and air pollution software. He is also continuing his research on radon, air quality monitoring data, emission rate modeling and risk assessment.


Ph.D., Environmental Fluid Mechanics, University of Waterloo; 1977
M.A.Sc. (Master of Applied Science), Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa; 1972
B.Sc.Eng.(Hons.), Mechanical Engineering, Aligarh University, India; 1970


Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, 1980
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, 1983
Professor, 1989-Present
Chairman, 2004-Present

Related Experience - Teaching and Industrial

  • Part-time faculty member at The University of Alberta, Division of Meteorology (1979)
  • Teaching Assistant at
    The University of Waterloo (1974-76)
    The University of Calgary (1972-73)
    The University of Ottawa (1970-72)
  • Research Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory; Summer 1987
  • Environmental Consultant, Toledo Edison Co., Toledo, OH; Summer 1981 and Summer 1982
  • Atmospheric Physicist (Special Studies), Environmental Affairs Dept., Syncrude Canada Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta; February 1977 - October 1980
  • Part-time Consultant, Envirodyne Ltd., Waterloo, Ontario; November 1974 - May 1976
  • Assistant Analyst, Office of Institutional Research, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta; April 1973 - June 1974
  • Engineer Trainee at an engineering workshop and at a processing plant, Aligarh, India; Summer 1968, 1969, 1970
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Industrial Health, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo; 1988-89, 1995-2006
  • Adjunct Professor, Public Health and Homeland security, University of Toledo Health Science Campus,2007-Present


  • NOVA/PETRO - Canada
  • Toledo Edison
  • Detroit Edison
  • General Electric
  • Ontario Hydro
  • Technical Advisory Services
  • Libbey-Owens-Ford
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board
  • Sun Oil
  • OI-NEG
  • PNA

State in which registered


Professional Affiliations

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta
  • Member, American Meteorological Society (upto 19**)
  • Member, Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA)
  • Member, Sigma Xi
  • Member, Planning Committee, APCA Northern Ohio Chapter 1987-89
  • Member, Indoor Radon Scientific Advisory Panel for Ohio, 1987-88
  • Technical Program Chairman, 1988 International Specialty Conference on Environmental Challenges in Energy Utilization, Oct. 10-12, APCA
  • hairman, University Education Committee, APCA, 1988-92
  • Secretary, Radon Interest Group, APCA, 1988-89
  • Software section editor, Environmental Progress (AIChE Journal) 1989 - to present
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Environmental Engineers, 1989-cont.
  • Member, Conference Organizing Committee on "The Impact of Free Trade and Environmental Issues", UT Business College and the Canadian Consulate, Sept. 1989
  • Technical Program Chairman, 1-day conference on "Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention", Oct. 1990, NOC, AWMA
  • Academic Representative on East Central Section Board, AWMA, 1990 to date
  • Founder, Student Chapter, AWMA at University of Toledo, 1991
  • Vice Chairman, Higher Education Division, AWMA 1991-1993.
  • Guest Editor, Special issue on "Modeling Studies on Hazardous Releases", Journal of Hazardous Material, 1992
  • Member, Editorial Board, JHM (April 1992 to continue)
  • Member, Air Quality Task Force, TMACOG, 1992-continue
  • Chairman, Higher Education Division, AWMA, 1994-1998
  • Chairman, Education Council, AWMA, 1998-2001
  • Chairman, Web Publishing Sub-Committee, A&WMA, 2001-2005
  • Chairman, Task Force on Online Library, AWMA, 2002
  • Member, Scholarship Campaign Committee, AWMA, June 2003- continue

  • Member, Program Committee, GLRPPR Conference, 2004
  • Chairman, Web publishing Sub-Committee,AWMA  ,2001-2006
  • Member, EM Editorial Advisory Committee (EAC), Air and Waste Management Association. 2005-2008
  • Session co-chair, Dispersion Modeling, ISTEP 2006, India.
  • Reviewed over 120+ papers and participated in the management issues.




Honors and awards

  • Best student of the Year, 1969-70, President Shield
  • University Gold Medal for Standing First, 1970
  • Dean's Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 1976-77
  • Invited as an expert by AES, Environment Canada for "Systematization of Plume Sigmas for Canada", 1980
  • Competent toastmaster, Toastmasters International, 1984
  • Passed certification examination for asbestos abatement work, 1986
  • Able Toastmaster, Toastmasters International, 1988
  • Invited by HIT, Tool and Nessling Foundation (Finland) to speak on Env. Education and Clean Air Act (1991)
  • Fellow member, Air and Waste Management Association (1997)
  • The Civil Engineering teacher of the Year, ASCE Student Chapter and CE Dept., 2001
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Engineering, Univ. of Toledo, May 2002
  • L.A. Ripperton Award for distinguished achievement as an educator in the field of air pollution control, Air and Waste Management Association, June 2003



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