Franco Montalto, eDesign Dynamics

Franco Montalto, PE, PhD


Dr. Montalto, PE is a licensed civil/environmental engineer and hydrologist with 20 years of experience working in urban and urbanizing ecosystems as a practitioner, designer, and researcher. This experience includes planning, design, implementation, and analysis of natural area restoration and green infrastructure projects, featuring natural treatment systems for wastewater and stormwater management, as well as water harvesting and reuse systems.

In addition to serving as the  President and Principal Engineer of eDesign Dynamics LLC, Franco Montalto directs the Sustainable Water Resource Engineering Laboratory at Drexel University, where he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering in 2007. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the New York City Natural Areas Conservancy and serves as Co-Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Technical Committee on Low Impact Development Computational Methods.

Prior to founding eDesign Dynamics, Franco Montalto served as the wetlands engineer at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, where he was responsible for the engineering design of the 209-acre Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus, NJ among other large urban wetland restoration projects.  He has worked overseas in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America and is the author of several publications in the water resources field.  He was also formerly a Fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, a Fulbright Scholar, and an Adjunct Professor at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where he received his first degree.
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