A. Scott Weber

Professor
Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo
Phone: (716) 645-3446 ext.2331
Fax: (716) 645-3667
E-mail: sweber@eng.buffalo.edu


A. Scott Weber is currently Director of the UB Center for Integrated Waste Management, Executive Director of the New York State Center for Hazardous Waste Management, and Professor of Civil Structural, and Environmental Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Weber received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1977 and an M.S. in Sanitary Engineering in 1978 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In 1983 he received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis. His teaching responsibilities are in the areas of environmental engineering with a specialization in biological process analysis and design for soil and water bioremediation. His current research efforts are directed towards biodegradation of chemicals in water and soil.

Dr. Weber has conducted research at laboratory and field scale on a variety topics related to domestic wastewater treatment and contaminant biodegradation. A current major focus of his research is related to PCB partitioning. Over the past five years, he has conducted research on treatment technologies for PCB contaminated groundwater and the effects of particulate sorption on these processes, equilibrium aqueous partitioning of PCBs at industrial sites, and more recently, how long term passive biodegradation affects partitioning of PCBs. With his collaborators, his work on PCB availability was awarded the Silver Medal Award in February 1999 by the Consulting Engineers Council of New York and the Honor Research Award by the National Academy of Environmental Engineers in April 1999.. Dr. Weber served as the site monitor for a unique collaborative New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and United State Environmental Protection Agency demonstration project for in-situ and ex-situ bioremediation technologies of chlorinated organics.

Professor Weber also has been active in seeking alternative approaches for stimulating redevelopment of brownfields. In addition to his research on remediation technologies which could be used at these sites, Dr. Weber has recently co-authored a report on the role of non-profits could play in brownfield redevelopment. Through the UB Center for Integrated Waste Management he has provided technical assistance to the Cattagragus Creek Task Force and the South Side High School Advisory Committee on how communities should deal with contaminated properties.

Weber is a former member of the Water Environment Research Foundation's Board of Directors and is past Chair of the Water Environment Research Foundation's Research Council. In addition he is past Chair of the Water Environment Federation's Literature Review Committee. He has served as a consultant to many industries, consultants, and government agencies on environmentally related issues.

As Director of the UB Center for Integrated Waste Management and Executive Director of the New York Center for Hazardous Waste Management, Dr. Weber administers research programs aimed at developing new and improved methods and technologies for industrial and hazardous waste management, including those that reduce the generation of waste, recover and recycle materials from wastestreams, enable safe and permanent cleanup of inactive hazardous waste disposal sites, and treat waste so that they can be disposed of properly. The UB Center for Integrated Waste Management has co-sponsored an NYS Environmental Bond Act Seminar at the University at Buffalo.

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