Touhill Technology Management
C. Joseph Touhill, Ph.D., P.E., DEE
President, Touhill Technology Management


1964    Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1961    S.M., Sanitary Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1960    B.C.E., Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1970    Executive Development Program, University of Washington, Graduate School of Business

Professional Registrations and Certification

Diplomate, American Academy of Environmental Engineers (1970),
Professional Engineer:  Washington (1969),  Maryland (1973

Honors and Professional Recognition

1992 Kappe Lecturer, American Academy of Environmental Engineers
1994 Thomas W. Phelan Fellow Award, Rensselaer Alumni Association
2000 American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Institute Fellow
Life Member and Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
Life Member, American Water Works Association
Life Member, Water Environment Federation
Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Sigma Xi Honor Societies
James M. Caird Prize
Listed in:  Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Engineering, Who's Who in the East,
Who's Who in Engineering and Science, American Men and Women of  Science, Who's Who in Frontiers of
Science and Technology, and Dictionary of International Biography

Selected Career Highlights

  • Hired and mentored people who became chief executive officers of twelve research and engineering
  • Earned first environmental engineering Ph.D. in the United States.
  • Co-discovered the process that uses the naturally occurring zeolite, clinoptilolite, to selectively remove
    ammonium ions from wastewater.
  • Assessed the Torrey Canyon and Santa Barbara oil spills for the U.S. Coast Guard and federal
    environmental agencies, helped define state-of-the-art oil spill remedies, and assisted in establishment of
    the National Contingency Plan.
  • Served as Trustee of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers for nine years.
  • Taught Water Resource Management for six years at the Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps
    of Engineers for the University of Washington Center for Graduate Study.
  • Supervised and managed three major areawide waste treatment management plans for Southwestern and
    Northwestern Pennsylvania, and the Southern Tier of New York State.
  • Conducted a detailed assessment of the environmental problems of the steel barrel and drum industry
    for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Managed the national groundwater monitoring and remediation program for U.S. Steel Corporation.
  • Managed the restoration of twelve properties contaminated by radium and radon gas in Montclair and
    Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
  • Supervised a major U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asbestos abatement project involving work in 18
    countries on three continents.
  • Supervised design of high-level radioactive waste tanks at the Idaho National Laboratory.
  • Served on the Senior Management Advisory Team at the Rocky Flats Plant in Golden, Colorado.
  • Served as Board Member, Rocky Flats Environmental Review Board.
  • Served as Member, Mound Laboratory (Ohio) Safety Review Team.
  • Experienced in performing due diligence for five major acquisitions, conducting negotiations, and
    formulating and implementing merger strategies.
  • Managed more than 50 diverse industrial water and waste management projects.
  • Served as engineering manager for nearly 46 years:  38 years as a corporate officer, 27 years as CEO,
    and 10 years as an outside director of a publicly traded company (the last two as Chairman of the
  • Experienced as an expert witness in legal proceedings, including arbitration.
  • Serves on technical evaluation panels for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National
    Science Foundation.
  • Has written nearly eighty published technical articles, books, and reports.
  • Serves as a senior consultant to many of the largest international environmental engineering consulting
  • Organized the highly successful Colloquium to Celebrate Fifty Years of Environmental Engineering,
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, March 2005.  
  • Author, together with Gregory J. Touhill and Thomas A. O'Riordan, of the book Commercialization of
    Innovative Technologies:  Bringing Good Ideas to the Marketplace, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., March
  • Author, together with Gregory J. Touhill, of the book Cybersecurity for Executives: A Practical Guide,
    John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Summer 2014.

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                  Touhill Technology Management
                              2269 Sunrise Way, Jamison, PA 18929
                                   phone: 215-491-5617 --- e-mail: jtouhill@