Sarina J Ergas PhD, PE, BCE

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Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Sarina Ergas is a Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida, Tampa. She joined the USF faculty in 2009 after 15 years at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from Humboldt State University and MS and PhD degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis. Her research interests are centered on environmental biological processes, including biological nutrient removal processes for treatment of municipal and onsite wastewater, stormwater management and anaerobic digester side-streams. Her recent work also focuses on biological waste-to-energy technologies using anaerobic digestion and algal wastewater treatment processes. She is a fellow of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) and a fellow of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). Dr. Ergas was a 2007 Fulbright Fellow and a 1995 Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) fellow. She is a licensed Civil Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and an AAEES Board Certified Environmental Engineer.