Alex begins his PhD in October 2012, commissioned as a Fulbright Scholar, a prestigious award to sponsor Postgraduate Research and create important relationships between the US and the UK.

Alex Maxwell grew up in Maine, later travelling to Washington to study civil engineering at Gonzaga University. After receiving his diploma in 2009, he returned to the east to continue his studies at Clarkson University, where he graduated with a master’s in Environmental Science and Engineering in 2011. During this time, he published and presented a variety of academic works, while consulting on development projects in West and Central Africa and in South America. More recently, he was recognized as the inaugural recipient of the William Brewster Snow Award by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. As a Fulbright postgraduate student, Alex will be studying for his PhD in Architecture with the Urban Design Studies Unit at the University of Strathclyde. His research will focus on plot-based urbanism and its potential applications in developing countries.

Publications and Professional Presentations:

Maxwell, J.A., Holsen, T., & Mondal, S. (2012). “Gaseous Elemental Mercury Emission From Snow Surfaces in Northern New York.” Submitted for Publication in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Maxwell, J. A., Holsen, T., Choi, H. D., & Huang, J. (2011). Gaseous elemental mercury emissions from the forest floor in New York’s Adirondack Park. Poster presented at The 10th international conference on mercury as a global pollutant (ICMGP). July 26, 2011, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. TG3-P11
Maxwell, J. A., & Holsen, T. (2011). “Snow surface-to-air exchange of gaseous elemental mercury in northern New York, USA.” Oral presentation by Jiaoyan Huang at The 10th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP), July, 26, 2011, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada TG3-O8.London, M.R., J.R. Cadwell, and J.A. Maxwell (2011). “Development of a study abroad experience in Africa as a recruitment and retention tool for women in engineering”, 118th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 28, 2011 at the Vancouver International Conference Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Maxwell, J.A. (2011). “Mercury Inputs, Outputs, Cycling, And Ambient Concentrations Under The Forest Canopy In The Adirondacks Of New York.” Presented at The Eighth Annual Adirondack Research Forum , March 2, 2011 at the Adirondack League Club Winter Lodge in Old Forge, NYMaxwell, J.A. (2010). “Mercury Inputs, Outputs, Cycling, And Ambient Concentrations Under The Forest Canopy In The Adirondacks Of New York.” Presented at The Geological Society Of America Northern and Southern Joint Meeting Conference, March 15, 2010 at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center.

Maxwell, J.A. (2009). “Technology and Its Impacts On Encounters with Nature and Outdoor Adventure.” Presented at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference, April 25, 2009 at Whitworth University.

Maxwell, J.A. (2008) “Motivation.” In: WATER: West African Technology, Education, and Reciprocity. Lulu. (Edited by Dr. Brad Striebig). ISBN: 978-0-6151-9491-2.

Maxwell, J.A.; J. Meeks. (2008) “Gonzaga EWB Chapter: WATER in Benin Tackles Global Water Crisis.” Presented at the Engineers Without Borders - USA 2008 International Conference, March 28-30, 2008 at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Maxwell, J.A. (2008) “Laboratory Scale Sand Separation of Dairy Manure using Column Diffuser.” Presented at the 2008 REU Student Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.) Symposium, July 31, 2008 at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.