Instructor Biography

Alan Bowers

Background and Experience

Dr. Bowers

Dr. Bowers is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where he has been on the faculty for 28 years. He teaches courses related to environmental engineering, including Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Biological Unit Processes, and Physical Chemical Unit Processes. He has been a consultant to a variety of federal agencies (DOE, USAF, US Navy), state and local entities, and industries, and has been involved in research related to modeling and operation of biological wastewater treatment processes, transport of metals in soils and groundwater, dehalogenation of chlorinated organics, and chemical oxidation of toxic and refractory organic compounds. Dr. Bowers has numerous publications appearing as edited books, book chapters, conference proceedings and articles in refereed journals.

Courses Taught
Drinking Water: Leaded or Unleaded?
Industrial Wastewater