Department of

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Jack V. Matson
Professor Emeritus


Jack Matson  

Penn State University

    Research | Courses | Vitae

Primary Research Interests
Industrial emissions, pollution prevention, sustainability, environmental process design, entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation.

Specific Research Topics
Dynamic gas transfer through soil
Sustainability indices in industrial plants
Zero discharge from petrochemical plants
CLICK: creativity, leadership, innovation, change, and knowledge
Environmental entrepreneurship: EcoHouse
Expert witnessing

Courses Taught at Penn State University
C E 100S First Year Seminar: Environmental Leadership
C E 472W Environmental Capstone Design
C E 577 Pollution Prevention
C E 597 Environmental Law and Regulation
ENGR 407 Technology Based Entrepreneurship
STS 497 Creativity, Innovation, and Change

Professional Service
Founding Editor of the Journal of the Cooling Tower Institute (1979-1984)
Member of the Texas Air Control Board (1991-1993)
Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Public Health (1986-1992)
Founding Director of the Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education (1992-1997)


1974 Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Rice University
1968 M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Toledo
1965 B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Toledo

Professor of Environmental Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department,
The Pennsylvania State University, (1992-present)
Assistant and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of Houston, (1974-1992)
Manager of Environmental Engineering, S and B Engineers and Constructors, Houston, Texas, (1970-1971)
Environmental/Chemical Engineer, Enjay Chemical Company, Baytown, Texas, (1968-1970)
Process Engineer, Sun Oil Company, Toledo, Ohio, (1964-1965)

Professional Registrations
Professional Engineer in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas

Recent Publications