Faculty Profile

Peter Weiss, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil Engineering

GEM 211


Ph.D.C.E. - University of Minnesota 1996
M.S.C.E. - Michigan Technological University 1990
B.S.C.E. - Michigan Technological University 1989


Licensed Professional Engineer-Indiana

Areas of Specialization

Surface water hydrology and stormwater best management practices, fluid mechanics, water resources, mass transfer and diffusion.

Courses Taught

  • Financial & Ethical Decisions in Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydrology
  • Water Resources
  • Urban Stormwater Management
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Statics


  • "Effect of Water Velocity on Hydroponic Phytoremediation of Metals", International Journal of Phytoremediation, Expected 2014 
  • “Optimizing Stormwater Treatment Practices: A Handbook of Assessment and Maintenance” , Springer Publishing, March 2013 
  • Capturing Phosphates with Iron Enhanced Sand Filtration", Water Research, June 2012 
  • “Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Practices”, Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education,  December 2010 
  • “Maintenance of Stormwater BMPs: Frequency, Effort and Cost”, Stormwater Magazine, November/December 2008  
  • “The Cost and Effectiveness of Stormwater Management Practices”, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, May 2007  
  • “Enhanced Sand Filtration for Storm Water Phosphorus Removal”, Journal of Environmental Engineering, May 2007  

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    - NW Branch (2002-2004), Indiana Section of ASCE
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)