Consulting Engineer / President @ James W. Morris & Associates, Inc.
Chief Technology Officer @ Bion Environmnetal Technologies, Inc.
Master of Science, Civil Engineering (Environmental) @
Tennessee Technological University
James Morris offers the broad capabilities, knowledge and understanding gained through nearly 40 years of engineering experience (over 30 years of environmental process engineering). Complimenting technical expertise is the successful leadership in winning clients and projects for environmental business. As an environmental engineering consultant he is responsible for study, technical evaluations, design, and operational guidance of processes
James Morris offers the broad capabilities, knowledge and understanding gained through nearly 40 years of engineering experience (over 30 years of environmental process engineering). Complimenting technical expertise is the successful leadership in winning clients and projects for environmental business. As an environmental engineering consultant he is responsible for study, technical evaluations, design, and operational guidance of processes to treat, handle, convey, and discharge liquid and solid wastestreams using aerobic and/or anaerobic biological and physical-chemical technologies. Dr. Morris has the in-depth training as an engineer / scientist who has helped to foster new technologies (thirteen patents total) and improved operating techniques through applied research. James is able to address the many sides of environmental issues and understand varied viewpoints as someone who has dealt directly with and taught a wide array of environmental processes and impacts; as consultant, mentor, researcher and professor. He has the hands-on, down to earth, can-do approach of an engineering practitioner. James is a registered Professional Engineer in Vermont and Maine.
Among the many roles played as a senior environmental professional are:
Training - peers, public, plant operators
Regulatory assistance, negotiations
Expert witness, litigation assistance
Career development, mentoring, advising
Vice President Engineering @ Provide environmental consulting expertise to a wide variety of clients. Assistance provided to industrial, private, commercial and governmental clients. Produce feasibility studies; environmental process evaluations, upgrades, design and operations troubleshooting. Responsible for project design, budgeting and management; proposal writing, presentations and client relations. From May 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) Consulting Engineer / President @ Provide environmental consulting expertise to a wide variety of clients. Assistance provided to industrial, private, commercial and governmental clients. Produce feasibility studies; environmental process evaluations, upgrades, design and operations troubleshooting. Responsible for project design, budgeting and management; proposal writing, presentations and client relations. From 1997 to May 2014 (17 years) Chief Technology Officer @ As a Chief Technology Officer and environmental engineering consultant he is responsible for study, technical evaluations, design, and operational guidance of processes to treat, handle, convey, and discharge liquid and solid wastestreams using aerobic and/or anaerobic biological and physical-chemical technologies. Key director of all research and development efforts and provides corporate technical coordination to all engineering, scientific and operating efforts aligning them with management, marketing and sales efforts. Provides oversight of all patent, copyright and other intellectual property rights for Bion. From January 2002 to December 2013 (12 years) Senior Consultant @ Senior technical resource for this 450 person environmental engineering/science/operations firm. Responsible for project management and client relations. Core corporate marketing and client development resource for a wide scope of industrial and municipal efforts. Provided recruiting, guidance and development of technical personnel. From 1990 to 1997 (7 years) Professor @ Teaching responsibilities:
Required undergraduate courses in Water and Wastewater Engineering, and Surveying. Core graduate environmental engineering courses covering Biological, Chemical and Physical Unit Operations and processes. Graduate and undergraduate elective courses addressing land treatment of wastes and agricultural waste management.
CE10 Surveying (4 sem. hr.)
CE151 Water and Wastewater Engineering (3 sem. hr.)
CE255 Water Renovation Processes - Physical/Chemical (3 sem. hr.)
CE256 Water Renovation Processes - Biological (3 sem. hr.)
CE295 Agricultural Waste Management (3 sem. hr.)
CE242 Land Treatment of Wastes (3 sem. hr.)
- Response of secondary sludge mass flux settling rates to seasonal and episodic changes in wastestream characteristics.
- Use of attached algal communities for tertiary wastewater nutrient removal.
- Impact of municipal wastewater sludge application to forest land.
- Development of high rate anaerobic wastewater treatment processes.
- Investigate the mechanisms controlling the uptake of solid organic substrates by mixed microbial communities in an anaerobic environment. From 1983 to 1991 (8 years) Private Consultant @ Maintained an active consulting practice throughout the period when graduate education and research, and when serving as an engineering professor were the principle work focus. This enabled advanced study and teaching within the context of current practice and professional working contact with practitioners. Environmental engineering work with other consultants, municipalities, governmental agencies. This grew from a strong belief that those involved in teaching engineering, an applied science, should be actively applying it. From 1976 to 1990 (14 years) Assistant Professor @ Teaching responsibilities:
Instructor for graduate courses on the Theory of Wastewater Treatment, and Land Application of Wastes; and for undergraduate offerings in Environmental Engineering Design, Hydrology and Elements of Surveying Field Work. Shared responsibility for undergraduate instruction of Environmental Engineering, Water and Wastewater Laboratory, Graduation Projects, Technology and Society, and Technical Writing.
CE 793 Theory of Wastewater Treatment (4 sem. hr.)
CE 796 Land Application of Wastes (4 sem. hr.)
CE 485 Environmental Engineering II (4 sem. hr.)
CE 331 Hydrology (4 sem. hr.)
CE 225 Elements of Surveying Field Work (2 sem. hr.)
Shared responsibility for:
CE 349 Environmental Engineering I - (4 sem. hr.)
CE 473 Water and Wastewater Laboratory (4 sem. hr.)
CE 482 Graduation Project - (8 sem. hr.)
CE 264 & 265 Technology and Society - (4 sem. hr. each)
FE 100 Technical Writing - (3 sem. hr.) From 1982 to 1983 (1 year) Research Assistant @ Coordinator of the Waste Management Laboratory, Department of Agricultural Engineering From 1980 to 1982 (2 years) Instructor @ Full time faculty appointment to teach and develop extensive course support materials and resources for two graduate / undergraduate offerings.
Agr. Eng. 677 - Treatment and Disposal of Agricultural Wastes (3 sem. hr.)
Agr. Engr. 679 - Use of Land for Waste Treatment and Disposal (3 sem. hr.) From 1979 to 1980 (1 year) Research assistant @ Coordinator of the Waste Management Laboratory, Department of Agricultural Engineering From 1977 to 1979 (2 years) Graduate Research Assistant @ From 1976 to 1977 (1 year) Engineer @ Engineering responsibilities:
Layout and design work on a wide variety of engineering projects. Concentrating on geometric, drainage and site utilities design for construction of 16 new hospitals across the United States and one in Saudi Arabia. Computations and design for land development and property surveys.
Member Board of Directors and personnel evaluation group for this consulting firm - 45 employees. Direct responsibility for 4-6 surveying field crews. Reviewed and prepared contracts and specifications for engineering projects. From 1974 to 1976 (2 years) Instructor (Part Time) @ Developed and taught initial offering of RE 243-31 Land Development and Marketing, a college credit night course. From 1975 to 1975 (less than a year) Engineer's Assistant @ Part-time, weekends, holidays, and full-time summers. Surveying, land development, and general civil engineering projects. From 1963 to 1974 (11 years)
Doctor of Philosophy, Agricultural Engineering / Environmental Quality Engineering @ Cornell University From 1977 to 1981 Master of Science, Civil Engineering (Environmental) @ Tennessee Technological University From 1976 to 1977 Master of Engineering (coursework), Environmental Engineering @ Vanderbilt University From 1975 to 1976 Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Civil / Environmental Engineering @ Tennessee Technological University From 1968 to 1974 James W Morris, Ph.D., P.E. is skilled in: Water Resources, Sustainability, Wastewater Treatment, Project Management, Environmental Awareness, Science, Sustainable Development, Public Speaking, Research, Proposal Writing, Climate Change, Environmental Engineering, Grants, Grant Writing, Environmental Consulting
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