Pavlostathis, Dr. Spyros

Pavlostathis, Dr. Spyros, Dr.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Pavlostathis is Professor of Environmental Engineering at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. He completed his MS and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Cornell University after obtaining his Diploma in Agricultural Engineering at the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Fellow of the International Water Association, the Water Environment Federation, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has more than 35 years of research experience in the area of applied environmental biotechnology and bioprocess engineering for the bioremediation of contaminated natural systems and the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater. His recent research focuses on bioenergy production via co-digestion of high-strength waste and municipal sludge, as well as bioelectrochemical systems for hydrogen production and the upgrade of biogas from anaerobic digestion. Research related to the protein industry has focused on the effect of disinfectants, such as quaternary ammonium compounds and peracetic acid, on biological wastewater treatment processes.