R.Scott Summers
Professor
Environmental Engineering • Engineering for Developing Communities • Geoenvironmental Engineering
303-492-6644

EVEN Program Director
DeRISK Center Director

Department: Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Education: B.S., M.S., University of Cincinnati (1975, 1977), Ph.D., Stanford University (1986) 
Teaching: EVEN 1000 Intro to Environmental Engineering, CVEN 3424 Water and Wastewater Treatment, CVEN 4464 Environmental Engineering Processes
Research: Drinking Water Quality and Treatment,  Natural Organic Matter, Disinfection By-Products, Water Treatment for Developing Communities

Office: ECST 203 / SEEC S295A

Honors and Distinctions:

  •  A.P. Black Award, American Water Works Association, 2013
  • CEAE Department Service Award, University of Colorado 2011
  • CEAE Department Student's Favorite Professor Award, University of Colorado 2010
  • CEAE Department Teaching Award, University of Colorado 2009
  • CEAE Department Research Award, University of Colorado 2007
  • Faculty Achievement Award, University of Cincinnati, 1996
  • ​Research Division Best Paper Award, Journal of the American Water Works Assoc., 1996, 1997
  • Academic Achievement Award, PhD advisor, American Water Works Association, 1995, 1996
  • Senior Fulbright Award, University of Crete, 1995
  • Best Poster Award, AWWA Research Foundation, 1994, 1995
  • USEPA Scientific and Technological Achievement Award, 1994
  • ​Academic Achievement Award, MS advisor, American Water Works Association, 1993, 1996,1998, 1999, 2000
  • Tau Beta Pi Professor Award, University of Cincinnati, 1991
  • Research Division Best Paper Award, Journal of the American Water Works Association, 1990
  • Graduate Teaching Award, CEE Department, University of Cincinnati, 1990, 1994