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Erik Petrovskis Appointed Adjunct Faculty for Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan

Release Date: 11/29/12

Erik Petrovskis, Ph.D., P.E., a Geosyntec Associate and an environmental engineer based in Michigan, has been appointed adjunct professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan (UM) in Ann Arbor. He has served as the course instructor for CEE360: Environmental Process Engineering, a senior design course in water and wastewater treatment.

Dr. Petrovskis will continue to contribute to Geosyntec projects as he has since joining the firm in 2004. He has developed a comprehensive national practice that focuses on site remediation and environmental management. He has served the automotive, chemical, food, and general manufacturing industries, as well as natural gas pipeline and storage facilities. 

He is a distinguished UM alumnus, having earned his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the university in 1995.  That same year, he earned a Distinguished Achievement Commendation from the university's College of Engineering. Prior to his doctoral studies, he earned his M.S.E. in environmental engineering and his M.S. in environmental health science from UM in 1992 and 1991, respectively. He was initiated into the UM chapter of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society in 1991. He earned a B.S. (Honors) in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1983.  He holds three U.S. patents.

At Geosyntec, Dr. Petrovskis' regulatory experience focuses on site closure strategies in the Great Lakes region. He continues to advance the state of the practice as the lead for federal- and state-supported research programs that examine innovative environmental remediation technologies, including full-scale demonstrations of bioaugmentation and surfactant-enhanced aquifer remediation (SEAR) and the use of molecular biological tools (MBTs) at chlorinated solvent sites.

Dr. Petrovskis was a co-principal investigator for the 2004 project of the year as selected by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. He maintains externally funded research in the field implementation of MBTs, through which he collaborates with researchers from the University of Tennessee and the University of Toronto. He has published his remediation work in more than 30 conference proceedings, peer-reviewed publications, and technical guidance manuals.

Dr. Petrovskis joins a list of distinguished Geosyntec colleagues who serve in adjunct positions with leading universities. Learn more online about Geosyntec's staff and corporate contributions to the state of the practice, basic and applied research, and S.T.E.M. education at the college level.