Ronald L. Mersky

Ronald L. Mersky, BSE, MSE, PhD, PE, BCEE

  • Chair of Civil Engineering
  • Professor
Media Expertise:
  • Engineering

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Civil Engineering (1985)
    University of Pennsylvania (PA)

About Me

My goal is to present information in a manner that allows students to effectively and efficiently gain knowledge and understanding. It is not faculty teaching that is important, but rather student learning.

Research Interests

My research interests include municipal waste engineering and management, environmental assessment, evaluation of public communication, and education of environmental issues.

Media Expertise

  • Solid waste topics (recycling, landfilling, and energy recovery) 
  • Environmental impacts of waste management
  • Public involvement in the environment
  • Environmental engineering


  • Mersky, Ronald L., Greenhouse Gas Efficiency of Yard Waste Management in USA,  12th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management & Circular Economy and IPLA Global Forum 2022, Turupati, India, November 30 – December 3, 2022
  • Ghosh, Sadhan Kumar, Mersky, Ronald L., Ghosh, Sannidhya Kumar,Di Maria, Francesco, Waste Management During Pandemic of COVID-19 in India, Italy and the USA: The Influence of Cultural Perspectives, Chapter in Health Care Waste Management and COVID 19 Pandemic, Springer, 2022
  • Francesco Di Maria Federico Sisania, Mervat El-Hoz, Ronald L. Mersky, How collection efficiency and legal constraints on digestate management can affect the effectiveness of anaerobic digestion of bio-waste: An analysis of the Italian context in a life cycle perspective, Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) 
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)


  • Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement
  • Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineer by Eminence

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