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Gayle Mitchell

Russ Professor
Civil Engineering,Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment
STKR 151
Phone: 740.593.1470

Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering from 1995-2013, Dr. Gayle F. Mitchell is the director of the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE), which she helped establish in 1987. In addition to her administrative role, Dr. Mitchell has contributed to the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in the environmental area, as well as undergraduate basic engineering courses. She has developed and presented workshops on water treatment, solid waste management, and erosion and sediment control. During her professional career, she conducted research on physical/chemical treatment of water and wastewater, erosion and sediment control, wetlands, mitigation of storm water runoff, components of solid waste landfills, highway winter maintenance, and application of probes for subsurface investigations. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and Mississippi. She also has served on numerous state, national and international boards and committees.



Research Interests: Storm Water Mitigation, Bridge Storm Water Runoff, Winter Road Maintenance, Snow/Ice Pre-Treatment


1)Gayle F. Mitchell, Shad Sargand, and Andrew Russ, Removal of pollutants from simulated highway runoff using a laboratory model of an exfiltration trench, Paper No. 12-1803, Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2012

2) Gayle F. Mitchell, R Guy Riefler, and Andrew Russ, Removal of Vegetated Biofilter, of Medium and Low Concentrations of Pollutants from Simulated Highway Runoff, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Record, Highway Design, No. 2262, 214-224, 2011

3) Russ, G.F. Mitchell and W. Richardson, Decision Tree for Pretreatments for Winter Maintenance, Transportation Research Record, No. 2055, 106-115.

4) T. Masada, S. Sargand, B. Tarawneh, G.F. Mitchell and D. Gruver, Inspection and Risk Assessment of Concrete Culverts Under Ohio's Highways, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Volume 21, No. 3 (May/June 2007), Reston, VA, pp225-233

5)Yuming Su and Gayle F. Mitchell, Conceptual Storm Water, Runoff Treatment Cost-Benefit Analysis, Proceedings of the 2006 StormCon Conference, CD ROM, Denver, CO, July 24-27, 2006.


1. Gayle F. Mitchell and Shad M. Sargand, Pipeline Security Grid; Filing Date 12/2010.

2. Gayle F. Mitchell and Shad M. Sargand, Exfiltration Apparatus, Application Number 60/869,308; Filing Date 12/08/2006