Lynn Katz

Headshot of Dr. Lynn KatzDr. Lynn Katz holds the Bettie Margaret Smith Professorship in Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering. She is also the director of the Cockrell School's Center for Water and the Environment. Her teaching interests include aquatic chemistry, surface and interfacial phenomena, physicochemical treatment processes for water and wastewater and biological wastewater treatment.


Her research has focused on the fate and transport of contaminants in natural and engineered systems. Specific research interests include the physicochemical processes which control the rate and extent of partitioning of organic and inorganic contaminants to soils and sediments, evaluation of physicochemical and integrated biological/physicochemical processes for removal of contaminants from water and wastewater, and elucidation of reaction mechanisms at mineral/water interfaces.

Dr. Katz is also a recipient of the 2009 WEP Advocate Award.