Mike Switzenbaum

Michael Switzenbaum, Ph.D.

Marquette University

Dr. Michael Switzenbaum is currently the Marquette site-director for the NSF I/UCRC for Water Equipment and Policy. He received his Bachelor's degree in Geography and Environmental Engineering form the Johns Hopkins University, his Master's degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering also from Cornell University.  He joined the faculty at Clarkson University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1978, and moved to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Massachusetts in 1981 as a member of the Environmental Engineering Program.  He came to Marquette University in July, 20003.  At present he is Professor and Executive Associate Dean for the College of Engineering.  His specialty is the application of biological processes to environmental engineering.  He has taught a wide variety of environmental engineering course and has organized several seminar/workshops on wastewater and residuals management.  Dr. Switzenbaum has served as the Chairman of the Research Committee of the Water Environment Federation, and was a member of the founding Board of Directors of the Water Environment Federation Research Foundation.  He has published over 100 papers in both journals and conference proceedings, and has served as the principal thesis/dissertation advisor to approximately 50 students.