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Akhenaton-Andrew Dhafir Jones

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708-0287
534 Research Dr., Wilkinson 215, Durham, NC 27708

Overview


Dr. Jones' research uses engineering and policy analysis to help solve global challenges related to water and health. He is a 2021 recipient of the NIH R35 Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award to develop new models and tools for studying biofilms and a 2019 Sloan SEED fund award to develop new tools for point of use water quality monitoring systems. He was recognized as Young Investigator by the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State, the premier center for biofilm research in the US. He received a BS in Mathematics and BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT where he was a Lemelson Presidential Fellow and Alfred P. Sloan MPHD Scholar. He completed post-doctoral training as a Future Faculty Fellow at Northeastern University. He has directly supervised 2 high school students, over 20 undergraduates, 5 MS, 5 PhD, and 2 post-doctoral trainees including 8 from underrepresented backgrounds and 19 women. He and his team have presented at over 40 conferences and seminars. He served as a Pratt Coaching 360 advisor and Duke UCEM Faculty Champion for Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering · 2021 - Present Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
Assistant Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science · 2022 - Present Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Pratt School of Engineering

Education, Training & Certifications


Massachusetts Institute of Technology · 2018 Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology · 2014 M.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology · 2010 B.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology · 2010 B.S.