Welcome to Professor R. Scott Summers website!
Professor Summers is the currently (2013- ) Director of the Environmental Engineering Program (EVEN) and was the coordinator of the graduate Environmental Engineering track in Civil Engineering from 2000 to 2014.
His areas of expertise are adsorption and biological treatment technologies as applied to natural organic matter, disinfection by-products, trace organic contaminants and taste & odor. For the last 10 years he has researched water treatment technologies for small communities, both domestic and international, for water reuse. Over the last 25 years, Dr. Summers has served as a principal technical consultant to USEPA's regulatory development and review process including; Microbial/Disinfection Byproduct Rule cluster, National Drinking Water Advisory Council Arsenic Cost Working Group, Lead and Cooper Rule and Total Coliform Rule/Distribution System Advisory Committee. He has served on several other national and international advisory panels. In 2016 he presented to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology - Science and Technology of Alternative Water Sources, Washington, DC.
Updated news items pertaining to Professor Summers and the EVEN program are located on the EVEN site.