Mark Newman bio pictureMark A. Newman, Ph.D., P.E.


Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment
Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering
Office: 580A Weil Hall
Phone: (352) 294-7813

Research Interests

Mark earned his Ph.D. at the University of Florida in Civil and Coastal Engineering specializing in water resources. His graduate work focused on physical and numerical modeling of subsurface contaminant fate and transport. His recent research efforts include developing new tools for contaminant source characterization, methods for estimating probable extreme water table elevations for tidally influenced and inland conditions, and groundwater modeling for the purpose of establishing source water assessment protection areas. His teaching experience includes courses in water resources engineering, urban stormwater design, hydraulics, and groundwater.


  • Ph.D., Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida (Gainesville) 2001
  • B.S., Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida (Gainesville) 1993
  • A.A.S., Architectural Engineering, Wentworth (Boston, MA) 1988

Professional Registration/Certification

  • Professional Engineer, Florida (License# 65663)
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER 40-hour certified)


  • US Patent (US 20150268081 A1), Sediment Bed Passive Flux Meter, 2015. This patent describes the first device and method for measuring water and contaminant fluxes across sediment beds in streams, rivers, lakes, and estuaries.

Courses Taught

CWR 4202 Hydraulics CWR 4102 Groundwater
CWR 4306 Urban Stormwater Systems Design CWR 5125 Groundwater Flow I
CWR 4542 Water Resources Engineering CWR 6525 Groundwater Flow II
CWR 5127 Evaluation of Groundwater Quality CGN 6905 Intro. to Programming

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