Jean-Claude J. Bonzongo, Ph.D

Donald Andersen Eckler Professor of Excellence

Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment

Education

  • Ph.D. Environmental Biogeochemistry, University of Rennes 1, France, 1990
  • M.S. Environmental Sciences, University of Rennes 1, France, 1984
  • B.S. Biochemistry, University of Brazzaville, Rep. of Congo, 1982
Jean-Claude J. Bonzongo bio picture

Professional Experience

  • Present: Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 2007-2019: Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 2001-2006: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 1999-2000: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Austin College. Sherman, TX 75090
  • 1996-1998: Research Assistant Professor, Geochemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • 1994-1995: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
  • 1992-1993: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada

Professional Society Memberships

  • Professional Affiliations
    • 1995-present: Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)
    • 1995-present: Member, American geophysical Union (AGU)
    • 1996-present: Member, American Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
    • 1995-2005: Member, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
  • University Governance
    • 2017-present: Member, Internal Advisory Board, Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) – UF
    • 2006-2010: Member, Stirring Committee, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, UF
    • 2016-2017: Member of Laboratory and building safety Committee, COE/UF
    • 2016-2018: Undergraduate Coordinator, Dept. of Environmental Engineering Sciences, UF
    • 2008-2010: Member, College of Engineering Awards Committee, COE/UF
    • 2006-2013: Chair Awards Committee, Dept. of Environmental Engineering Sciences, UF

Current Funded Projects

Title of GrantFunding AgencyTotal Funding
Drinking Water Treatment Residuals as Material for in-situ Capping of Metal-Contaminated Sediments (PI)US Department of Defense – SERDP$880,000
National Priorities: Trans-disciplinary Research into Detecting and Controlling Lead in Drinking Water (PI)US Environ. Protection Agency (EPA)$294,779
Building Resilience to PFAS Exposure on Vulnerable Coastal Communities Prone to Extreme Weather Floods: Brevard County FL as a Case Study (co-PI)US Environ. Protection Agency (EPA)$780,000
Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology on Organisms and Ecosystems (PI)US Environ. Protection Agency (EPA)$374,829
Integrating Nanotechnology and its Environmental and Health Impacts to the UG Curriculum (PI)National Science Foundation (NSF)$148,959
Rational Design of High-Purity Carbon Nanotube Dispersion (co-PI)US National Science Foundation (NSF)$349,856
Graphene-based Nanoadsorbents for the Removal of Perfluoroalkyl Compounds (PFAS) from Drinking Water (co-PI)UF Foundation – Occidental Chemical$4,000