Senior Fellow, by Courtesy - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Senior Fellow, by Courtesy
Water in the West
Craig Criddle is interested in the environmental engineering, science, and science literacy needed for clean water, clean energy, and healthy ecosystems. His research focus is environmental biotechnology. He is best known for large interdisciplinary field projects, studies of microbial ecology in bioreactors, and work on microbial transformations of persistent contaminants. Some current projects include a field-scale evaluation of uranium remediation; DNA-monitoring of microbial community structure at full-scale biological wastewater treatment plants; development of membrane bioreactors for energy recovery and nutrient removal; and studies to elucidate the mechanisms and kinetics of microbial transformation of halogenated solvents.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
An ongoing study by Stanford engineers, in collaboration with researchers in China, shows that common mealworms can safely biodegrade various types of plastic.
By Rob Jordan,
Quotes Senior Fellow Craig Criddle in relation to research on Styrofoam-eating mealworms.
By Olivia Lowenberg,
Quotes Senior Fellow Craig Criddle on the surprising results of research on Styrofoam-eating mealworms.
By Danny Clemens,
Profiles research by Senior Fellow Craig Criddle and others on plastic-eating mealworms.
By Jareen Imam,