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Stuart E. Strand

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Research Professor Emeritus
Civil & Environmental Engineering


Stuart Strand joined the UW CEE faculty in 2003, after earning his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Ohio State University in 1969, his M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Ohio State University in 1975, and his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1982. Dr. Strand's research spans a broad range of interests, including environmental engineering and environmental microbiology, and extensive experience in the field of phytoremediation. His remediation research has covered a broad range of topics, including co-metabolic aerobic transformations of chlorinated hydrocarbons by methanotrophic bacteria, anaerobic bacterial dechlorination of chlorofluorocarbons, and anaerobic transformations of PAHs. The Strand Lab is dedicated to developing engineering solutions to environmental problems - using molecular tools to advance bacterial and plant remediation of pollutants ranging from trace contaminants to greenhouse gases.


  • BSc, Aeronautical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1969
  • MSc, Environmental Engineering, Ohio State University, 1975
  • PhD, Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1982