Jenna Jambeck, Ph.D.


Fighting plastic waste + marine debris

Telephone: 706-542-6454


0103 Riverbend Research Center South
220 Riverbend Road
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Jenna Jambeck, a professor in the College of Engineering, is internationally recognized for her research on plastic waste in the ocean and for the Marine Debris Tracker app she co-created with fellow faculty member Kyle Johnsen. She notes that being active in research helps bring current environmental engineering issues into the classroom for students. Learn more about Dr. Jambeck's teaching and research in Focus on Faculty.


Ph.D., Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, 2004
M.E., Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, 1998
B.S., Environmental Engineering Sciences (with honors), University of Florida, 1996

Area of Specialty

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Marine Debris


Jambeck Research Group