Dennis Truax


Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE, F.NSPE

James T. White Chair & Department Head
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

P.O. Box 9546
235A Walker Engineering Building
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9546

Phone: 662-325-7187
Fax: 662-325-7189

Research Interests

Water and Wastewater Management Systems and Optimization
Alternative Treatment and Disposal
Watershed Management


Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Major: Environmental Engineering, Minor: Biochemistry), Mississippi State University, 1986
M.S. in Civil Engineering (Major: Environmental Engineering), Mississippi State University, 1978
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1976

Teaching Interests

Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems Design
Solid and Hazardous Waste Remediation and Management

Service Interests

Mississippi Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Surveyors
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
American Society of Civil Engineers
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc.

Other Interests

Private Pilot – Instrument Rated
Student Mentor