Equipped with an abiding love for and interest in environmental protection, Christian T. Hoffman Jr. has always felt the need for conservation of the earth’s resources. After much contemplation, he decided to enter the field on a professional level and received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1961. Following the receipt of his undergraduate degree, he then obtained a master’s degree in civil engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1964. Since that time, Mr. Hoffman has been licensed as a professional engineer and a land surveyor in the State of New Jersey. Likewise, in 1983, he became a certified professional planner in the State of New Jersey.
Mr. Hoffman commenced his career in 1966 when he joined the New Jersey Department of Health. Serving the prestigious organization as a research scientist, he recently retired in 2021 after serving the department for 55 wonderful years. While excelling as a research scientist, Mr. Hoffman specialized in the fields of environmental engineering, wastewater and pollution control. Furthermore, he worked part-time with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, for whom he served as an educator for numerous years. Notably, Mr. Hoffman joined the New Jersey Department when it was formed on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day.
Alongside his primary vocation, Mr. Hoffman has maintained affiliation with two committees for the New Jersey Water Environment Association and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Association. He still remains active in volunteering in civic capacities to preserve the environment and landscape of the State of New Jersey. To this end, even in his retirement, he has remained open to taking on new projects associated with the New Jersey Water Environment Association.
Among the myriad of highlights of his career, Mr. Hoffman is especially proud of witnessing the State of New Jersey’s commitment to protecting the environment, particularly during his active tenure as a research scientist. In accounting for his success, he credits his genuine enjoyment of working in the field and offering a steadfast hand to the efforts in preserving the Earth’s natural environment.