Paul C. Davidson

Paul C. Davidson
Paul C. Davidson
Associate Professor
(217) 300-3755
360 E Agricultural Engr Sciences Bld

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois, 2010
  • M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, 2007
  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, 2005
  • A.S., Olney Central College, 2003

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2014-present
  • USDA National Needs Fellow, University of Illinois, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2007-2010
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Agricultural Engineering, 2005-2007

Other Professional Employment

  • Agricultural Engineer, Waterborne Environmental, Inc., Champaign, IL, 2008-2013

Major Consulting Activities

  • Waterborne Environmental, Inc., Champaign, IL

Chapters in Books

  • Jones, R.L., Davidson, P.C., Harbourt, C.M., & Hendley, P. 2014. Chapter 2: Factors affecting residential runoff transport of pyrethroids. In Describing the behavior and effects of pesticides in urban and agricultural settings (pp. 13-25). ACS Symposium Series. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2014-1168.ch002
  • Miller, P.S., Andrus, J.M., Davidson, P.C., Jones, R.L., Harbourt, C.M., & Zhang, X. (2014). Chapter 3: Determining critical factors controlling off-Site transport of pyrethroids in the urban environment. In Describing the behavior and effects of pesticides in urban and agricultural settings (pp. 27-64), ACS Symposium Series. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2014-1168.ch003
  • Ting, K.C., Lin, T., & Davidson, P.C. (2016). Chapter 2: Integrated urban controlled environment agriculture systems. In LED lighting for urban agriculture (pp. 19-36) Springer Singapore. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1848-0

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Chen, L.M., Chen, J.W., Chen, T.H., Lecher, T., & Davidson, P.C. (2019). Measurement of permeability and comparison of pavements. Water, 11(3), 444. DOI: 10.3390/w11030444
  • Dunderman, L.S., Verma, S., & Davidson, P.C. (2019). Evaluation of sodium omadine for short term preservation of nitrate-N and orthophosphate in water samples. Applied Sciences, 9(7), 1450. DOI: 10.3390/app9071450
  • Hughes, D., Green, M.L., Witola, W.H., & Davidson, P.C. (2019). There's a frog in my salad! A review of online media coverage for wild vertebrates found in prepackaged produce in the United States, Science of the Total Environment, In press. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.254
  • Miller, M.R., Onstad, N.H., Green, M.L., Witola, W.H., & Davidson, P.C. (2019). System to evaluate movement of biological contaminants in soil. Environments, 6(3), 33. DOI: 10.3390/environments6030033
  • Bhattarai, R., Davidson, P.C., Kalita, P.K., & Kuhlenschmidt, M.S. (2017). Modeling effect of cover condition and soil type on rotavirus transport in surface flow. Journal of Water and Health, 15(4), 545-554. DOI: 10.2166/wh.2017.240
  • Jones, R.L., Trask, J.R., Hendley, P., Cox, M.J., Chepega, J.C., Harbourt, C.M., and Davidson, P.C. (2016). Effects of formulation on transport of pyrethroids in residential settings. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 35(2), 340-347. DOI: 10.1002/etc.3188
  • Davidson, P. C., Kuhlenschmidt, T.B., Bhattarai, R., Kalita, P.K., & Kuhlenschmidt, M.S. (2016). Overland transport of rotavirus and the effect of soil type and vegetation. Water: Special Issue on BMP Development, Implementation, and Performance, 8(3), 78. DOI: 10.3390/w8030078
  • Davidson, P. C., Kuhlenschmidt, T.B., Bhattarai, R., Kalita, P.K., & Kuhlenschmidt, M.S. (2014). Effects of soil type and cover condition on Cryptosporidium parvum transport in overland flow. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 225(3), 1882-1894. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-014-1882-4
  • Davidson, P. C., Jones, R.L., Harbourt, C.M., Hendley, P., Goodwin, G.E., & Sliz, B.A. (2014). Major transport mechanisms of pyrethroids in residential settings and effects of mitigation measures. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 33(1), 52-60. DOI: 10.1002/etc.2411
  • Koch, D. J., Davidson, P. C., Kalita, P.K., Kuhlenschmidt, M.S., & Kuhlenschmidt, T.B. (2013). Fate and transport of Cryptosporidium parvum under small-scale rainfall simulator. Journal of Medical Research and Development, 2(4), 92-99.
  • Davidson, P. C., Kuhlenschmidt, T.B., Bhattarai, R., Kalita, P.K., & Kuhlenschmidt, M.S. (2013). Investigation of rotavirus survival in different soil fractions and temperature conditions. Journal of Environmental Protection, 4(7A), 1-9. DOI: 10.4236/jep.2013.47A001

Service on Department Committees

  • Courses and Curricula Committee
  • Recruiting and Public Relations

Service on College Committees

  • Educational Policy Committee

Service to Federal and State Government

  • Illinois Nutrient Monitoring Council
  • Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Policy Working Group
  • Southern Extension and Research Activities committee number 46 (SERA 46), Framework for Nutrient Reduction Strategy Collaboration: the Role for Land Grant Universities

Teaching Honors

  • Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (UIUC) J. Kent Mitchell Teaching Excellence Award (2017)
  • Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (UIUC) Ben and Georgeann Jones Excellence in Teaching Award (2016)

Recent Courses Taught

  • ABE 430 (ETMA 430, TSM 430) - Project Management
  • ABE 594 - Graduate Seminar
  • ACES 101 - Contemporary Issues in ACES
  • ETMA 132 (TSM 132) - Basics Project Mgmt
  • PSM 555 - PSM Internship
  • TSM 199 - Computer-Based Project Mgmt
  • TSM 439 - Capstone Experience
  • TSM 594 - Graduate Seminar