William T. Stringfellow, Ph.D., is a Professor and Director of the Ecological Engineering Research Program at the School of Engineering & Computer Science at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.  He also has a joint appointment with the Geochemistry DepartmentEarth & Environmental Sciences Area at Berkeley Lab, CA. He received his B. S. in Environmental Health from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA) in 1980 and his Master’s Degree in Microbial Physiology and Aquatic Ecology from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) in 1984. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994 and worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Stringfellow is the first author on over 50 journal publications, has been the lead author on numerous government reports, and has made hundreds of presentations on the subjects of water quality, water treatment, and the microbiology of engineered systems.  He has over 35 years research and consulting experience in wastewater treatment and management in both the US and Europe.  Dr. Stringfellow’s research interests include treatment and management of agricultural and industrial wastes. On-going projects include an extensive examination of water and chemical use during oil and gas development and the treatment and reuse of oil-field wastewater. Dr. Stringfellow is currently a member of the Food Safety Advisory Panel examining the beneficial reuse of produced water for irrigation.