Title: Environmental Engineer
Company: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
John Baird Erdmann, Environmental Engineer at Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in environmental engineering.
An acclaimed figure in his field, Dr. Erdmann has accrued more than 45 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. Serving as an environmental research scientist with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency since 2007, he has discovered new methods of river water quality data analysis, including visualization of dissolved oxygen concentrations in space and time, as well as the calculation of photosynthesis and respiration rates. Dr. Erdmann has developed a new understanding of groundwater pumpout capture zone dimensions. He formerly served as a principal environmental engineer with Wenck Associates, Inc., from 1985 to 2007. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Minnesota.
To prepare for his prospective roles, Dr. Erdmann earned a Bachelor of Arts in engineering and applied physics from Harvard University in 1972, followed by a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He concluded his academic pursuits with a Doctor of Philosophy in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1997. He maintains a fellowship with the American Society of Civil Engineers and memberships with the North American Lake Management Society and the Minnesota Ground Water Association. He has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who for his contributions to engineering.
A supporter of the Friends of San Lucas campaign, a program servicing Guatemala by building supplies for residents, Dr. Erdmann has been happily married to Diane Lee Johnson since 1982 and is the father of three children. In his spare time, he enjoys canyoning, camping, theater, movies, and playing bridge.
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