Ben Stuart is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Ohio University. He also serves as Associate Director of the Ohio Coal Research Center, which is located in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University. Dr. Stuart received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in 1990, 1993, and 1995 from the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is a registered professional environmental engineer in the State of Ohio.
Dr. Stuart's research has investigated a variety of issues related to energy and the environment. Recent research projects include; biodiesel production from renewable feedstocks, CO2 capture using a novel photo-bioreactor, biomass gasification for use as a fuel cell feedstock, wet ESPs for air toxics control, the impacts and abatement of acid mine drainage (AMD) and sediment loads in Southeastern Ohio watersheds, and the utilization of constructed wetlands and coal combustion by-products for AMD treatment and/or abatement. Past projects have included characterization and utilization of air pollution control residuals from municipal waste combustion, as well as the fate and transport of microbes and recalcitrant organic contaminants in subsurface environments.