Mark M Clark

Mark M Clark
Mark M Clark
  • Professor Emeritus
(217) 333-3629
3206 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg


Mark M. Clark holds a B.S. (Missouri-Columbia 1974) in Civil Engineering, and an M.S. (Missouri-Columbia 1978) and Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins University 1985) in Environmental Engineering. He has been on the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois since 1987. He has had a number of post-doc and sabbatical experiences at French water and chemical engineering laboratories in Paris, Nancy and Toulouse.

Dr. Clark has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental modeling, water and wastewater treatment, environmental laboratory, membrane technology, fluid mechanics and mixing, and hydrosystems engineering. The capstone of his teaching experience has been developing a textbook, Transport Modeling for Environmental Engineers and Scientists (Wiley-Interscience, 1996) that is used in his classroom and at other universities around the world.

Dr. Clark has organized numerous research reviews, workshops and symposia under the auspices the American Water Works Association, the American Chemical Society, the North American Membrane Society, and a unique faculty/student exchange with the French CNRS. His consulting experiences include work with engineering firms, professional organizations, and national laboratories.

Dr. Clark received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator and UIUC Xerox Research awards, and was recently appointed an Associate in the campus Center for Advanced Science. He has received several College of Engineering awards for outstanding teaching and advising of undergraduates.

Research Statement

Dr. Clark's research interests naturally parallel his teaching responsibilities. He has done research on flocculation, mixing and reactor turbulence, fast precipitation of aluminum coagulants, and floc breakup and structure; his most recent research has focused on characterization of membrane surfaces and the foulants which accumulate on membranes. He has also worked extensively with membrane pilots set up at real water treatment facilities around the US and abroad.