Lynn Katz

Lynn Katz

Associate Director, GAP 1 Co-Investigator, Integrating Framework Co-Lead

Dr. Lynn Katz holds the Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engienering and the Bettie Margaret Smith Professorship in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Lynn Katz holds the Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engienering and the Bettie Margaret Smith Professorship in Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering. She is also the director of the Cockrell School's Center for Water and the Environment. Her teaching interests include aquatic chemistry, surface and interfacial phenomena, physicochemical treatment processes for water and wastewater and biological wastewater treatment.

Her research has focused on the fate and transport of contaminants in natural and engineered systems. Specific research interests include the physicochemical processes which control the rate and extent of partitioning of organic and inorganic contaminants to soils and sediments, evaluation of physicochemical and integrated biological/physicochemical processes for removal of contaminants from water and wastewater, and elucidation of reaction mechanisms at mineral/water interfaces.

Dr. Katz is also a recipient of the 2009 WEP Advocate Award.

Education and Training:

  • The Johns Hopkins University, Environmental Engineering, B.E.S., 1980
  • University of Michigan, Environmental Engineering, M.S.E., 1984
  • University of Michigan, Chemistry, M.S., 1990
  • University of Michigan, Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., 1993

Research and Professional Experience:

  • Director, Center for Water and the Environment, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2012 – present)
  • Bettie Margaret Smith Professorship in Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2007 – present)
  • Associate Professor, John A. Focht Centennial Teaching Fellow, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2001 – 2007)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (1998 – 2001)
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Delaware (1997)
  • Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering and Cooperating Associate Professor, Chemistry, University of Maine (1996 – 1998)
  • Cooperating Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Maine (1993 – 1996)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maine (1991 – 1996)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan (1988 – 1991)
  • Laboratory Manager, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan (1984 – 1988)
  • Environmental Engineer, C.C. Johnson & Associates, Inc., Silver Spring, MD (1980 – 1982)