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Dr. Thompson is currently studying the presence of
pharmaceutical chemicals in biosolids. His recent work has examined the
stability of anaerobic digesters during periods of high loading and the
effectiveness and life-cycle costs of alternative drinking water treatment
systems for developing countries. His other research interests have focused on
the use of plants to restore soil and groundwater contaminated with explosives
wastes. Professor Thompson teaches courses in environmental engineering and
economics and is the faculty advisor for the Seattle University student
chapter of Engineers Without Borders and World Water Partners. Read
Phillip Thompson is Professor
and Chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He also
serves as Director of the Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and
Sustainability. He received the 2011-2012 Father James
McGoldrick Fellowship which is Seattle University's highest faculty honor.
He was also the 2009-2010 Thomas J. Bannan endowed chair of engineering. Dr.
Thompson joined Seattle University after receiving his Ph.D. in Environmental
Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1997. He also earned an M.S. in
Environmental Engineering and a B.A. in Biology from the University of Iowa and
is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
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