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Shane Snyder PhD

Shane  Snyder PhD

Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering & Professor, Soil/Water and Environmental Science, Professor of Public Health (EHS)

Community, Environment & Policy Department

John W. Harshbarger Building 108
PO Box: 210011
Tucson AZ 85721


Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Professor, Soil/Water and Environmental Science
Professor, Public Health
Chief, Science / Technology Officer
Professor, BIO5 Institute

Dr. Shane Snyder is a Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, and holds joint appointments in the College of Agriculture and School of Public Health, at the University of Arizona. He also co-directs the Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants (ALEC) and the Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Snyder’s research has focused on the identification, fate, and health relevance of emerging water pollutants. Dr. Snyder and his teams have published nearly 200 manuscripts and book chapters on emerging contaminant analysis, treatment, and toxicology, and he currently serves as an editor-in-chief for the international journal Chemosphere. Dr. Snyder has been invited to brief the Congress of the United States on three occasions on emerging issues in water quality. He has served on several US EPA expert panels and is currently a member of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board drinking water committee. He was recently appointed to the World Health Organization’s Drinking Water Advisory Panel and was a member of the US National Academy of Science’s National Research Council Committee on Water Reuse. Dr. Snyder also is a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore and an Adjunct Professor at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea.  

CHEE 920 (Spring 2019)
Independent Study
CHEE 599 (Spring 2019)
CHEE 910 (Spring 2019)

Research Synopsis

The Snyder Group focuses on safe and sustainable water for urban, agricultural, and industrial needs.  Our team expertise is composed of three major disciplines: engineering, chemistry, and toxicology. Our engineering research focuses on the development of water treatment technologies that minimize energy consumption and maximize water quality. In chemistry, we develop and apply methodologies to identify and quantify both known and unknown environmental contaminants using a wide-array of state of the art analytical instrumentation.  Our toxicology research primarily involves the use of in vitro bioassays to quantify cumulative toxicity for complex chemical mixtures.
By combining these three areas of research, we are able to comprehensively address challenging environmental issues such as potable water reuse, municipal bio-solids for agricultural applications and novel disinfection byproducts.

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