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

Dennis Truax

Professor Emeritus


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Major: Environmental Engineering, Minor: Biochemistry), Mississippi State University, 1986.
    • Dissertation Title: The Roles of Biodegradation and Adsorption in Biological Activated Carbon Reactors
  • M.S., Civil Engineering (Major: Environmental Engineering), Mississippi State University, 1978.
    • Thesis Title: Removal of Silver from Chemical Oxygen Demand Wastewater
  • B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1976.

Research Interests

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

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