Professor,Environmental Science, Professor of Public Health (EHS)
Community, Environment & Policy Department
Professor, Environmental Science
Professor, Public Health
Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Director, National Science Foundation Water Environmental Technology Center
Dr. Pepper is currently Professor at the University of Arizona. He is also Director of the University of Arizona, National Science Foundation Water & Environmental Technology Center (WET), and Co-Director of the new Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center known as WEST. Dr. Pepper is an environmental microbiologist whose research has focused on the fate and transport of pathogens in air, water, soils and wastes. More recently he has developed the University of Arizona, Real-Time Sensor Laboratory for the detection of emerging contaminants in water. His expertise has been recognized by membership on 6 National Academy of Science Committees. Dr. Pepper is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Microbiology, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy. He is also a Board Certified Environmental Scientist within the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. He is the author or co-author of eight textbooks; 40 book chapters; and over 163 peer-review journal articles.
ENVS 305 (Spring 2019)
Dr. Pepper is an environmental microbiologist whose research has focused on the fate and transport of pathogens in air, water, soils and municipal wastes. More recently he has investigated the potential for real-time detection of contaminants in water distribution systems. He also teaches a graduate level laboratory class on Environmental Microbiology, and an undergraduate class on Pollution Science. His latest adventure is the development of the Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center (WEST), a new 22000 square foot laboratory complex which focuses on the water:energy nexus.