Shane Snyder

Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Shane Snyder is a Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona and the Co-Director of the Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants. He also holds joint positions as a professor both in the College of Public Health and in the College of Agriculture. For nearly 20years, Dr. Snyder¹s research has focused on the identification, fate, and health relevance of emerging water pollutants. Dr. Snyder and his teams have published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on emerging contaminant analysis, treatment, and toxicology. In April of 2008, Dr. Snyder was one of six experts invited to testify before the U.S. Senate regarding pharmaceuticals in US waters. He has since been invited to brief the U.S. Congress three additional times. Dr. Snyder has served two terms on the federal advisory committee to EPA¹s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program and was an invited expert panel member for the development of EPA¹s CCL3. Dr. Snyder was a member of the National Academy of Science¹s National Research Council Committee on Water Reuse and has served two appointments on the California Chemicals of Emerging Concern Expert Panels. He has recently been appointed to EPA¹s Science Advisory Board for drinking water. Dr. Snyder also is a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore where he leads research on water reuse technologies and implications for public health.


  • BA, Chemistry, Thiel College, 1994
  • PhD, Environmental Toxicology, Michigan State University, 2000