Anne Dudek Ronan, PhD, PE

Anne Dudek Ronan, PhD, PE

Industry Professor

Civil and Urban Engineering


Classes taught at NYU-Poly

  • CE1002 Introduction to Civil Engineering
  • CE 2213 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • CE 3243 Water Resources Engineering
  • CE 7233 Groundwater Hydrology and Pollution
  • CE 7473 Modeling Fate and Transport of Surface Water Pollution


Stanford University, 1993

Ph.D, Civil Engineering

The Cooper Union, 1984

Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering

The Cooper Union, 1983

Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering


The Cooper Union

Adjunct Professor

From: January 1999 to December 2009

San Jose State University

Assistant Professor

From: September 1993 to May 1998

Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.

From: July 1984 to August 1986

In Recent School News

Awards + Distinctions

  • NYU School of Engineering Distinguished Teacher Award, 2015
  • Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award, Metropolitan District, 2008 and 2013
  • The Cooper Union Students’ List, recognizing professors for their passion and dedication, 2008
  • American Geophysical Union Editors Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, 2002
  • SJSU College of Engineering Applied Materials Excellence in Teaching Award, 1997



Research Interests

Groundwater flow and transport modeling; numerical model prediction uncertainty, climate adaptation

General / Collaborative Research

M.S. Student Research Projects at NYU-Poly:


  • Water Quality in Little Neck Bay, New York
  • Design of a Water Supply Network for 24/7 Water Use in India
  • Application of VS2DI in Prediction of the Environmental Impact of a Ground Sourced Heat Pump System
  • GIS Database of Pollutants in the Lagos Lagoon, Lagos State, Nigeria
  • Transfer of a MODFLOW88 Model Using BCF Package to a MODFLOW2000 Model Using LPF Package
  • Remediation of Gasoline Contaminated Soil Using Surfactant Enhanced Aquifer Remediation (SEAR)
  • Using MODFLOW to Model Groundwater Flow in Brooklyn and Queens following Shutdown of Jamaica Water Supply Wells