Jim Palumbo

Senior Program Manager – Water Resources
Location: Independent – Boston, MA


Jim Palumbo is an environmental engineer currently serving as NCASI’s Water Quality Senior Program Manager. In this role, he coordinates the conduct of technical work related to the pulp and paper industry’s receiving water quality and wastewater treatment. Jim joined NCASI as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Medford, MA office and soon after became a full-time Research Engineer in 2001. His work focuses on the application of computers and quantitative methods to wastewater treatment and receiving water quality problems, leading him to develop several NCASI modeling and computer-based tools. Jim has published numerous articles related to his field in professional literature and is a licensed Professional Engineer.


  • BS Biology, University of Scranton (Scranton, PA)
  • Master of Environmental Management, Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • MS Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University (Medford, MA)

Research capabilities and/or focus areas

  • Receiving water quality modeling
  • Wastewater treatment modeling
  • Application of quantitative and statistical methods to environmental issues

Awards and Career Highlights

  • Author of more than 25 NCASI Technical Bulletins, reports, and published articles
  • Developed NCASI’s H2SSIM model to estimate hydrogen sulfide emissions from wastewater treatment process units
  • First Place – New England Water Environment Association, 2002 Graduate Student Research Paper Competition
Phone: (854) 677-5343