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
Environmental Venture Projects
News & Press Releases
Cites research findings by Senior Woods Fellow Alexandria Boehm (Engineering), Senior Woods Fellow Richard Luthy (Engineering), and Niveen Ismail, a Stanford graduate student in environmental engineering, that mussels can remove contaminants such as Escherichia coli from freshwater.
By Puneet Kollipara,
Quotes Senior Fellow Dick Luthy at groundbreaking for new water recovery plant that grew out of a Woods Environmental Venture Project led by Senior Fellow Craig Criddle
By Kara Guzman,
Describes efforts to clean Mountain Lake in San Francisco by Niveen Ismail, a Stanford graduate student in environmental engineering working with Woods Senior Fellow Dick Luthy
By David Perlman,