Thomas Patrick O'Connor, MS, PE, BCEE

Environmental Engineer
U S Environmental Protection Agency

THOMAS P. O'CONNOR, P.E., BCEE
Environmental Engineer
Urban Watershed Management Branch
Work: (732) 321-6723; Fax: (732) 321-6640
oconnor.thomas@epa.gov

Thomas has been an environmental engineer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD) for 21 years. He currently works for the National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Water Systems Division, Water Resources and recovery Branch (WRRB) Edison, New Jersey. He has conducted research for watershed management and wet-weather flow (WWF), specifically researching WWF control/ treatment technologies and strategies, watershed based strategies, storage and collection system design, sampling and analysis of stormwater best management practices (BMPs), receiving water impacts, characterization of pollutants, stormwater infiltration, stormwater collection and use, cost benefit analysis, retrofitting existing treatment works and systems, green roofs and green infrastructure.

Thomas graduated with an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College in 1993 and a B.S. in Physics 1986. He has written numerous journal articles and reports and is co-author of three book chapters. He is a licensed professional engineer with New York and New Jersey. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Environmental Engineers for which he attained status of Board Certified Environmental Engineer. Thomas has received three Bronze Stars in the course of his EPA career. He was named an Outstanding Peer Reviewer for ASCE for years 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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