Dr. Jeffrey Melton

Dr. Jeffrey Melton

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Outreach Program Director, Recycled Materials Resource Center

Phone: (603) 862-2107
Email: jeffrey.melton@unh.edu

University of New Hampshire
Kingsbury Hall Room W135
33 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824



Dr. Melton received a B.A. in Physics in 1991 from Hamilton College, a M.S. in Ocean Engineering in 1994 from the University of New Hampshire, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences in 1999 from the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College. From 2000-2002 he was a Research Hydraulic Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory in Vicksburg, MS. He presently is a Research Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Outreach Program Director for the Recycled Materials Research Center.

Research Overview

Dr. Melton's is interested in the use of recycled materials to create aggregates for use in bound and unbound applications. Specifically, he is interested in characterizing the physical and mechanical properties of recycled material aggregates in order to determine the best use of the material. Dr. Melton will also be collaborating with Dr. Kevin Gardner to find beneficial uses for stabilized contaminated sediment.

Selected Publications

J. Melton and J. Clausner, "Cost Estimates for Fixed Sand Bypassing Systems," abstract submitted to Coastal Sediments '03 Conference.

H. Christian, A. Furlong and J. Melton, "Measurement of Geotechnical Properties Using a Free Fall Cone Penetrometer: Applications to the In Situ Characterization of Contaminated Sediments," abstract submitted to 2nd International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments.

Andrew Morang and Jeffrey Melton, "Beach Erosion and Sediment Processes Study, North East Marina, Erie County, Pennsylvania," US Army Corps of Engineers Technical Report ERDC/CHL TR-01-12, 2001.

Jeffrey S. Melton, James E. Clausner, Harold Christian and Arnold Furlong, "Use of Dynamic Penetrometer to Determine Fluid Mud Properties," Proceedings of Conference on Dredged Material Management, Cambridge, MA, 2000, In Press.

Jeffrey S. Melton and Erland M. Schulson, "Ductile Compressive Failure of Columnar Saline Ice Under Triaxial Loading," J Geophysical Research, Vol. 103, No. C10, pp. 21759-21766, 1998.

Selected Research Grants

"Research and Development Investigations into the Pre- and Post-Dredged In-Situ Properties of Sediments", Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) between UNH (J. Melton) and US Army Corps of Engineers ERDC-VBG, 2002-2004, $40,000 worth of instruments on loan.

"Field Trial of the UNH Phosphate-Based Reactive Barrier Capping System for Anacostia River", LSU Sediment Capping Demonstration Project, 2002-2004, with T. Eighmy and B. Crannell, $83,327.

"Electrochemical Remediation and Stabilization of Contaminated Sediments", CICCET FY 2002 RFP 2002-2004, with K. Gardner (PI), $217,784.

"Development of Technology for the Management of Contaminated Sediments and a Risk Analysis Product to Guide Decision Making", CICCET Visiting Faculty RFP, 2002-2005, with K. Gardner (PI), T. Ballestero, T. Eighmy, I. Linkov, M. Palermo and W. Chesner, $1,112,101.

"Evaluation of the Free Fall Cone Penetrometer (FFCPT)", US Army Corps of Engineers DOER Innovative Technology Grant, Summer 2000, $70,000.

Graduate Students

  • Bill Nourse
  • Tom Morgan