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Mark Fitch, Ph.D.

Assistant Chair and Associate Professor

Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

  • Constructed wetlands/Biochemical reactors for metals removal
  • Biofiltration/Membrane biofiltration - biological air pollution control
  • Nutrient uptake in streams

Courses Taught
Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Biological Fundamentals in Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, Environmental Analyitcal Lab, Teaching Engineering, Biological Principles in Environmental Engineering, Biological Systems in Environmental Engineering

Recent Industry/Consulting Experience

  • Environmental Scientist (RPM), EPA Region 7, Kansas City, KS, (2012)
  • Consultant, Barr Engineering/Doe Run, Minneapolis, MN, (2002)
  • Consultant, Winthrop & Weinstine P.A., Minneapolis, MN, (2000)
  • Senior Environmental Engineer T.I., Burns & McDonnell, St. Louis, MO, (1998)

Major Honors and Awards

  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Distinguished Service Award, (2007)
  • Order of Omega Advisor of the Year, (2005)
  • Jefferson Smurfit Faculty Exchange, University College Dublin, Ireland, (2002)
  • Oakridge Associated Universities, Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, (1997)




  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1996
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1989