Bruce Thomson

Hertz Fellow: Bruce Thomson

Rice University

Area of Study

Environmental Science and Engineering

Fellowship Years

1975 - 1977

Bruce Thomson, PhD, is a Research Professor and Regents Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Previously, Professor Thomson was director of UNM's Water Resources Program from 2006 to 2013. His areas of research include chemistry of inorganic contaminants, ground water contamination, and water resources management. He has served on numerous national, state and local advisory committees and is an elected member of the board of directors of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA). Professor Thomson is a licensed professional engineer in New Mexico.

As an undergrad, Professor Thomson received a BS in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis. For grad school, he was awarded the Fannie and John Hertz Fellowship, and obtained his PhD in environmental science and engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas.


1977 - Ozonation of Nitrilotriacetic Acid (NTA) in Aqueous Solutions