Jett A. McFalls

McFalls, Jett

Assistant Research Scientist

Environment and Planning - Gilchrist, Room 371
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 847-8709 Ext. 78709 · fax (979) 862-1759
j-mcfalls1@tamu.edu

Short Biography

Jett McFalls is an Assistant Research Scientist and has been with the TTI's Environmental Management Program since 1990. McFalls is a registered Landscape Architect with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University. He is the manager of the TTI/TxDOT Hydraulics, Sedimentation & Erosion Control Laboratory (HSECL). The HSECL is a 19 acre, international facility that conducts full-scale performance evaluations of erosion and sediment control products. He has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator for numerous water quality research studies, including projects working with TxDOT, TCEQ and the EPA. McFalls also co-authored several erosion/sediment control training and certification courses for highway construction for various State DOT's.

Education

  • B.L.A., Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M University, 1990.

Experience

  • Assistant Research Scientist, Environment and Planning, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, September 2007 - Present.
  • Associate Transportation Researcher, Environmental Management, Texas Transportation Institute, April 1999 - August 2007.
  • Research Associate, Environmental Management, Texas Transportation Institute, July 1990 - March 1999.

Professional Registration

Registered Landscape Architect in Texas, Registration No. 1956, 1999.

Affiliations

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Forester Communication Inc., Erosion Control Magazine, July 2007 - Present.
  • Member, American Society for Testing and Materials, Committee D-25, 1996 - Present.
  • Administrative Vice President, International Erosion Control Association, South Central Chapter, 1991.
  • Member, American Society of Landscape Architects, 1990.

Short Courses Taught

Erosion Control. TTI/Environmental Management Program. College Station, TX, October 3, 2002 - October 5, 2002.

Short Courses Developed

Storm Water Protection, Erosion and Sediment Control Certification Course. South Dakota Department of Transportation. SD, 2005.

ENV 102 Erosion and Sediment Control Protection on Highway Construction Sites Certification Course. TxDOT. College Station, TX, October 2002 - July 2007.

Selected Publications

J.A. McFalls, Y. Yi, M.E. Barrett, D. Lawler, B.J. Eck, D. Rounce, T.G. Cleveland, H. Murphy, D. Dalton, A. Morse, G.R. Herrmann. Performance Testing of Coagulants to Reduce Stormwater Runoff Turbidity. 0-6638-S. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. June 2014.

J.A. McFalls, Y. Yi, B.J. Storey, M.E. Barrett, D. Lawler, B.J. Eck, D. Rounce, T.G. Cleveland, H. Murphy, D. Dalton, A. Morse, G.R. Herrmann. Performance Testing of Coagulants to Reduce Stormwater Runoff Turbidity. 0-6638-1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. May 2014.

J.A. McFalls, Y. Yi, M. Li, S. Senseman. Evaluation of Generic and Branded Herbicides. 0-6733-S. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. December 2013.

M. Li, C. Sung, M.A. Swapp, M. Kim, K. Chu, J.A. McFalls. Bioretention for Highway Stormwater Quality Improvement in Texas: Final Report. 0-5949-4. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. April 2013.

M. Li, K. Chu, J.A. McFalls. Bioretention for Highway Stormwater Quality Improvement in Texas. PSR. 0-5949-S. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2012.

B.J. Storey, J.R. Schutt, J.A. McFalls, K. Jones, A.P. Garza, W.J. Rogers, C. Robinson, T. Gaus, G. Marek, K. Heflin. Roadside Vegetation Establishment Quick Reference Field Guide. 0-5731-P1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. May 2011.

J.A. McFalls, W.C. Rogers, C. Robinson, B. Stewart, V. Saxena, B.J. Storey, M. Li, J.R. Schutt. Water Retention Techniques for Vegetation Establishment in TxDOT West Texas Regions. 0-5748-S. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2010.

B.J. Storey, J.A. McFalls, J.R. Schutt, K. Jones, W.J. Rogers, C. Robinson. Synthesis and Study of the Establishment and Management of Roadside Vegetation. 0-5731-S. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2010.

J.A. McFalls, W.C. Rogers, C. Robinson, B.J. Storey, B. Stewart, M. Li, J.R. Schutt, V. Saxena. Water Retention Techniques for Vegetation Establishment in TxDOT West Texas Districts. 0-5748-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. March 2010.

J.A. McFalls, M. Li, A.B. Raut Desai. Roadside Sediment Control Device Evaluation Program: Technical Report. 0-5948-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. March 2010.