Shawn A. Hawkins, Ph.D., P.E.

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Associate Professor
  Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Office: 310 Biosys Eng Soil Sci Office
Phone: 974-7722

Focus: Animal waste management

  • Animal waste pathogen and nutrient fate and transport
  • Pathogen source tracking using molecular markers
  • Molecular measures of microbial nutrient transformation rates
Educational & Research Programs
  • Accurate on-farm measurements of animal waste and biosolids land application rates
  • Design of livestock watering systems
  • Environmental regulations for animal feeding operations

Recent Publications


Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, 2005
M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee, 2000
B.S. Engineering, UT Chattanooga, 1994
P.E., Tennessee


Biosolids in Ag
Tons of waste generated by the city of Nashville is now being used to help Tennessee farmers.  
Water Quality
Floods, droughts and very hot or cold temperatures - all weather patterns that we experience often in Tennessee. What impact do these weather situations have?