Independent Advisory Panel
George Tchobanoglous, Ph.D., P.E.
For over 30 years, wastewater expert George Tchobanoglous taught courses on water and wastewater treatment and solid waste management at the University of California, Davis, where he is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has authored or coauthored over 350 publications, including 12 textbooks and three reference books that have been used in more than 225 colleges and universities in the United States and worldwide. In addition, he coauthored NWRI's Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidelines for Drinking Water and Water Reuse. Tchobanoglous has been past President of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and currently serves as a national and international consultant to both government agencies and private concerns. Among his honors, he received the Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize from NWRI in 2003. Tchobanoglous received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of the Pacific, an M.S. in Sanitary Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.