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educator , consultant , researcher , civil engineer

Robert Paul Carnahan, American civil engineer, educator, researcher, consultant. Registered professional engineer, Florida, Virginia, Maryland.


Carnahan, Robert Paul was born on July 22, 1936 in Bradenton, Florida, United States. Son of Robert Dewey and Marion (Wilbur) Carnahan.


Business and Community Engagement, University Florida, 1959. Master of Science in Sanitary Engineering, University North Carolina, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Clemson University, 1973.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1959, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1975. Company Commander 92d Engineering Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1960-1961. Project officer United States Environmental Hygiene Agency, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, 1961—1963.

Instructor Medical Field Service School, San Antonio, 1966—1968. Senior environmental engineer 20th Private Medical Unit, Vietnam, 1968-1969. Project officer United States Army Medical Research and Development Command, Washington, 1973—1975.

Project development officer United States Army Material Development and Research Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1975—1979. Division chief Environmental Protection Agency branch United States Army Medical Bioengring. Research and Development Laboratory, Frederick, Maryland, 1979—1980.

Assistant professor department civil engineering and Mechanics University South Florida, Tampa, 1980—1984, associate professor department civil engineering and Mechanics, 1984—1989, professor department civil engineering and Mechanics, 1989—1993, associate dean research, 1993—2007, professor emeritus, 2007. Principal Enviroprogress, Inc., since 2007. Adjunct research professor department chemistry American University, 1976-1977.

Adjunct professor department civil, mechanical and environmental engineering George Washington University, 1979-1980.


  • Registered professional engineer, Florida, Virginia, Maryland.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Member American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society Professional Engineers, American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Water Pollution Control Federation, American Water Works Association, N.A. Membrane Society, International Desalination Association, American Desalting Association (Hall of Fame 1998), Florida Engineering Society, International Association Water Pollution Research, American Academy Environmental Engineers (certified), Sigma Xi, Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi.


Married Geraldine Schott, July 30, 1938. Children: Robert P. Junior, Christopher T., Sean P.

Robert Dewey Carnahan

Marion (Wilbur) Carnahan

Geraldine Schott

Sean P. Carnahan

Christopher T. Carnahan

Robert P. Junior Carnahan