He has over 30 years of teaching experience and 40 years water research experience. Prior to coming to CU-Boulder, he spent two years as a research associate at the USEPA national research lab, two years as a research associate at the German water works research institute (DVGW) at the University of Karlsruhe, 10 years as a professor at the University of Cincinnati and was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Crete (Greece).

Education

Ph.D.,Environmental Engineering and Science, Stanford University, 1986
M.S.,Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1977
B.S., Civil Engineering,University of Cincinnati, 1975
 

Professional experience

1998-present - Professor - University of Colorado-Boulder

2014-present - Director - DeRISK Center, U.S. EPA funded Center

2013-present - Director - Environmental Engineering Program, University of Colorado-Boulder

2000- 2014 - Program Coordinator - Graduate Environmental Engineering Program, University of Colorado-Boulder         
                          
1997-2004 - Director - Center for Drinking Water Optimization

1995-2000 - Technical Director - Summers & Hooper, Inc.

1995 - Visiting Fulbright Professor - University of Crete, Greece

1988-1998 - Assistant/ Assoc. Professor - University of Cincinnati

1988-1998 - Program Coordinator - Water, Waste Water and Hazardous Waste Program, University of Cincinnati

1986-1988 - Research Associate - Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany

1977-1979 - Project Engineer - U.S. EPA Research Lab, Cincinnati, OH
 

Honors and Scholarly Awards

University of Cincinnati:

  • Graduate Teaching Award, CEE Department, 1990, 1994
  • Tau Beta Pi Professor Award, 1991
  • Faculty Achievement Award, 1996

Journal of the American Water Works Association:

  • Research Division Best Paper Award, 1990, 1996, 1997

  • Water Quality Division Best Paper Award, 2016

Academic Achievement Award, American Water Works Association:

  • MS advisor, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • PhD advisor, 1995, 1996

USEPA Scientific and Technological Achievement Award, 1994

Senior Fulbright Award, University of Crete, 1995

University of Colorado CEAE Department:

  • Research Award, 2007
  • Teaching Award, 2009
  • Student's Favorite Professor Award, 2010
  • Service Award, 2011

A.P. Black Award, American Water Works Association, 2013