Clean Technology 2010
William Cooper

William Cooper

Professor and Director, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Urban Water Research Center, UC Irvine

Cooper received hi B. S. in chemistry from Allegheny College in 1969, he went to The Pennsylvania Statue University where he received his M. S. in Fuel Science (Organic Geochemistry) in March 1971 and his Ph. D. at the University of Miami, 1987, in Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry. He was drafted into the US Army in March 1971 and served as an enlisted (until Jan 1972), then and officer and left active service as a Captain (1972 – 1975). He then became a civilian and ran the water reuse program. In 1980 he moved to Florida international university where he was the Director of the Drinking Water Research Center at Florida International University. In 1997 he moved to the University of North Carolina Wilmington – to be the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In 2006, he took his present position as Director of University of California, Irvine’s Urban Water Research Center and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research interests include carbon cycling in natural waters, free radical chemistry of emerging chemicals of concern and disinfection by-products and the application of advanced oxidation processes for the ship-board control of invasive species. He has published over two hundred papers and chapters in books, and edited 5 books.

Co-teaching the course on Water Technologies: An eye on the 21st Century Technologies & Markets.

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