Dr. Jayne Knott received her bachelor’s degree in Geology and Physics from Mount Holyoke College and her master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from M.I.T. She earned her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in 2019 working with Drs. Jennifer Jacobs and Jo Sias of UNH and Dr. Paul Kirshen of the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in water supply and groundwater modeling and remediation, first with the U.S. Geological Survey and later in environmental consulting. Her recent academic training is in climate-change adaptation and pavement design.

Her research interests include climate-change adaptation planning for coastal road infrastructure, specializing in temperature and sea-level-rise-induced groundwater rise and their impacts on pavement life. She introduced a stepwise and flexible adaptation framework for climate-change adaption in flexible pavements and is working on incorporating it into pavement management systems. She is an active member of the Infrastructure and Climate Network (ICNet) a group of climate scientists, transportation practitioners, environmental professionals and academics working together to accelerate climate science and engineering in the Northeast.