Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Silas H. Palmer Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Freshwater, Public Health
Richard G. Luthy's area of teaching and research is environmental engineering and water quality, including physicochemical processes with application to sustainable practices and the elimination of emerging contaminants and remediation of contaminated sediments. His work addresses the fate of hydrophobic organic compounds and interdisciplinary approaches to understand the behavior and bioavailability of organic contaminants and the application of these approaches to environmental quality criteria and new cleanup practices. He is a past chair of the National Research Council's Water Science and Technology Board and has served on several NRC Committees on contaminants in soils and sediments. He is a Past-President of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
The lead in Flint's water due to a failure of government responsibility and a lack of water systems knowledge, says Woods fellow, but the health crisis can provide strategies for improving aging water infrastructure in U.S.
By Rob Jordan,
Senior Fellow Dick Luthy (Civil and Environmental Engineering) discusses the need for new water sources
By Molly Peterson,
Senior Fellow Dick Luthy (engineering) sees storm water capture as an opportunity to increase supply levels in urban environments.
By ADAM NAGOURNEY,
Senior Fellow Dick Luthy (engineering) states that it can be advantageous to use gray water but it needs to be studied more carefully because there's an opportunity for exposure to pathogens.
By Matt Stevens,