Lynn Katz

Headshot of Dr. Lynn KatzDr. Lynn Katz is a Professor with the John A. Focht Centennial Teaching Fellowship in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering.  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.