Harold W. Walker
Schwaber Professor of Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Harold W. Walker, PhD, PE is the Alena and David M. Schwaber Professor of Environmental Engineering at WPI. Dr. Walker’s research focuses on the development of novel technology for water and wastewater treatment. Most recently, his work has focused on the removal of cyanotoxins and other “emerging contaminants” from drinking water; developing novel membrane materials and processes; and the development of innovative, on-site treatment systems for nutrient removal from wastewater.

Prior to coming to WPI, he was Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University (SUNY) and also served as the co-Director of the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology. Previously, Dr. Walker was a Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering at The Ohio State University. Dr. Walker has a BS in Environmental Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and MS and PhD degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Walker is also a registered Professor Engineer.

Professor Walker’s Curriculum Vitae
Professor Walker’s Google Scholar Page
The Schwaber Professorship