Berg Professor of Engineering at Penn State Harrisburg
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
PennState Harrisburg
Middletown, PA 17057-4898

Chronological List of Education

1. 6/61 B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University
2. 6/68: M.S. in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University
Essay title "Water Quality Trends of Raritan Bay and River From 1950-1960"
3. 4/70 Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University
Thesis title "Selective Separation of Ammonia and Other Dissolved Gases from Water Using Hollow Fiber Membranes"

Chronological List of Employment

1. 6/61-9/66 Engineer, Foreman, and Supervisor, Du Pont Company
2. 9/66-7/70 Graduate Research Fellow, Rutgers University
3. 7/70-3/71 Environmental Engineer, DuPont Company, Deepwater, NJ
4. 3/71-9/71 Research Environmentalist, DuPont Company, Wilmington, DE
5. 9/70-6/71 Part time Instructor, University of Delaware
6. 9/71- Assistant, Associate and Professor of Engineering, Penn State University
7. 7/92-6/96 Chair, Environmental Programs, Penn State Harrisburg
8. 7/93-6/96 Associate Director, School of Science, Engineering and Technology
9. 7/96-6/97 Acting Director, School of Science, Engineering and Technology
10. 7/96-2003 Berg Professor of Engineering
11. 10/99- Director, Environmental Training Center
12. 2/00-6/00 Visiting Faculty, University of Auckland, New Zealand
13. 7/02- Chair, Environmental Programs, Penn State Harrisburg

Selected Service Activities

  1. Mid Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference Advisory Committee (1977-l992).
  2. Co chair of 21st Mid Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference, Harrisburg, PA, June 26, 27, 1989.
  3. State Coordinating Committee for Office of Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management (1981).
  4. Middletown Boro Water and Sewer Authority (1983-  ). Treasurer (1984-1989), Secretary (1990-  ).
  5. Outside examiner for Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources Water Quality Manager positions.
  6. Reviewer for Agricultural Extension Fact Sheets (1984-1987).
  7. Reviewer for Governor's Waste Minimization Awards
  8. Solid Waste Advisory Committee to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (1987-  ), Vice Chair (l992- ), Chair (1995-)
  9. Commencement Address: Penn State Harrisburg, January 8, l994.
  10. State Board for Certification of Sewage Treatment Plant and Water Works Operators (1995-  ). [Appointed by the Governor]
  11. Biosolids Technical Workgroup for Pennsylvania DEP, (1998-2000)
  12. Penn State Environmental Resources Research Institute, Steering Committee

Professional Activities

Consultant to:
  1. Capitol Engineering: Industrial Wastes
  2. Armstrong Cork Company: Industrial Wastes
  3. DuPont Company: Advanced Waste Treatment
  4. Gannett, Fleming, Corddry & Carpenter: Wastewater Odor Control
  5. Vartan Associates: Wastewater Treatment Plant Value Engineering
  6. New England Water Works Association: Impact of Acid Precipitation on Groundwater
  7. Pennsylvania DER: Coordinator of Operator Outreach Training

Professional Organizations and Offices

  1. American Waterworks Association
  2. American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  3. Water Environment Federation
  4. Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Association
    1. Session Chairman: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1994
      Research Committee: 1971-77
      Research Committee Chairman: 1974-1976
      Technical Program Assistant Chairman 1977
      Education Committee Chairman 1977, 1978, 1980
      Industrial Waste Committee 1983 present
  5. Registered Professional Engineer, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  6. Sewage Enforcement Officer, Pennsylvania.

Paper Presentations

Chaired or co-chaired numerous technical sessions.  Most of the publications listed at the end of the resume involved presentations at national and international meetings  and are too numerous to list here.

Current Research Activity Areas

  1. Environmental Training and Technology Transfer
  2. Resource Recovery as a Method of Waste Treatment
  3. Municipal Waste Recycling
  4. Solid Waste Management
  5. Industrial Wastewater Treatment
  6. Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production


  1. Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Sweden at the Royal Institute of Technology and Linkoping University, Spring 1985.
  2. Fulbright Lecturer in Turkey, Selcuk University and Dokuz Eylul University, May 1985.
  3. American Association for Advancement of Science, Environmental Science & Engineering Fellow, U.S. EPA, Washington, D.C., Summer 1991.
  4. Water Pollution Control Association of Pennsylvania:

  5. Research Award in 1979, and Ted Haseltine Award in 1992.
  6. Pennsylvania Water Environment Association:

  7. Weston Award for Industrial Waste Control Excellence, 1993.
  8. Water Quality Association of Central Pennsylvania:  C. Eber Wingert Clean Stream Award, 1998.
  9. Visiting Faculty, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, Sabattical Leave to Work on Cleaner Production and Pollution Prevention, February to June 2000.
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