Distinguished Lectures

Vernon L. Snoeyink Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Engineering and Science

Each year the faculty in the Environmental Engineering and Science program invite a distinguished person in environmental engineering or a related field to visit the campus for several days. During this time, the Lecturer delivers a public lecture, widely publicized, preferably on a broad topic. In addition, he or she gives other seminars, meets with various research groups, attends and/or participate in undergraduate classes, and meets with faculty members in his or her area of specialization. The Lecturer is selected on the basis of distinction in his or her field and ability to communicate valuable information, ideas, and opinions to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates.

Menachem Elimelech, Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University. "The Global Challenge for Water Supply:  Is Seawater Desalination a Sustainable Solution?" Friday, December 6, 2013.

John Crittenden, Director, Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, Hightower Chair and Geogia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Environmental Technologies; Georgia Institute of Technology. "Developing Sustainable Urban Infrastructure to Solve Gigaton Problems" Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Chair of Civil & Environmental Eingeering at the University of California Berkeley, Fred and Claire Sauer Professor and Faculty Scientist, Ecology Department, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  "Environmental Microbiology: Microorganisms Rule the World and Eat Much of our Junk" Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Bruce Rittmann, Professor and Director, Center for Environmental Biotechnology. Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. "Microbial Bioenergy Options: Promising Perspectives on Society's Energy Challenge" Wednesday, April 8, 2009.
Philip C. Singer, Dan Okun Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina. “Integrated Analysis of the Removal of Natural Organic Matter by Magnetic Ion Exchange” Wednesday, March 26, 2008.
Dominic M. Di Toro, Edward C. Davis Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware. “Water Column, Sediment and Soil Metals Criteria: Toxicological and Chemical Interactions” Thursday, April 26, 2007.
Gregory Carmichael, Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Iowa. “The Globalization of Air Pollution: Implications for the Quality of the Air We Breathe” Monday, November 6, 2006.
Richard G. Luthy, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University. "The future of environmental engineering in the context of CEE departments and pressing 21st Century problems" Monday, February 20, 2006.
R. Rhodes Trussell, President and Founder, Trussell Technologies, Inc., Pasadena, CA. "Water Treatment: Where Have we Been and Where are we Going?" Wednesday, March 9, 2005.
Jerald L. Schnoor, Allen S. Henry Chair Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa. "Global Change and Sustainable Development." Tuesday, October 14, 2003.
Poul Harremoes, Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. "Lessons from the History of Innovations and Failures - The Science-Engineering-Policy Interface in the Grey Zone of Uncertainty." Wednesday, April 3, 2002.
Dr. M. Gordon Wolman, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University. "The World's Water: Has the Albatross Arrived?" Wednesday, March 21, 2001.
Dr. Perry L. McCarty, Silas H. Palmer Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University. "Cautionary Principals for Toxic Chemicals in the Environment - Experiences and Concepts in the Making" Monday, April 3, 2000.
Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Distinguished Lecturer
AEESP selects a distinguished lecturer each year. Lecturers are chosen on the basis of significant accomplishments, speaking ability, and reputation for research and/or teaching. The Lecturer travels to about 18 campuses during the year, delivering lecturers and meeting with faculty and students.

Mark van Loosdrecht, Professor in Environmental Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). "Innovating in Wastewater Treatment" and "Waste Based Biorefineries", Monday,  March 17 and Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Desmond Lawler, Nasser I. al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas. "Water, Water, Everywhere: Callenges of Inland Desalination" Thursday, September 20, 2012.

David Dzombak, Walter J. Blenko Sr. Professor of Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University: Geologic Sequestration of CO2: Evaluating and Monitoring Seal Rock Integrity” Friday, October 15, 2010.

Anthony Fane, UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology at the University of New South Wales, Australia and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore:“TheEnerygy Challenge for Membrane Technology in the Water Industry” Friday, February 27, 2009.

David Allen, Gertz Regents Professor in Chemical Engineering, and Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, University of Texas at Austin: “The Energy Institute at the University of Texas” Thursday, October 4, 2007.

Rene Schwarzenbach, 2005 AEESP Distinguished Lecturer, Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology: "Use of Stable Isotope Fractionation to Assess Organic Pollutant Transformation in Contaminant Hydrology" Friday, September 9, 2005.

C.P. Leslie Grady, Ph.D., P.E., D.E.E., R.A. Bowen Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering and Science, Clemson University. "Biodegradation Kinetics - What Do Those Numbers Mean?" Tuesday, April 30, 2002.

Dr. Vernon L. Snoeyink, Ivan Racheff Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Drinking Water Quality Deterioration in Water Distribution Systems: Colored Water Formation and Its Control." Thursday, April 12, 2001. 


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