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To celebrate Professor Perry L. McCarty’s 90th birthday and honor his outstanding contributions to environmental biotechnology

Perry L. McCarty, Silas H. Palmer Professor Emeritus at Stanford University. He joined Stanford in 1962 to develop the environmental engineering and science program. From 1980 to 1985 he was Chairman of Stanford's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and from 1989 to 2002 served as Director of the Western Region Hazardous Substance Research Center. He has a B.S. Degree in civil engineering from Wayne State University (1953), and M.S. (1957) and Sc.D. (1959) degrees in sanitary engineering from M.I.T.

The focus of his research and teaching has been on water with primary interest in biological processes for the control of environmental contaminants. His early research was on anaerobic treatment processes, biological processes for nitrogen removal, and water reuse. Current interests are on aerobic and anaerobic biological processes for treatment of domestic wastewaters, and movement, fate, and control of groundwater contaminants. He has hundreds of publications, and is coauthor of the textbooks, Chemistry for Environmental Engineering and Science, and Environmental Biotechnology - Principles and Applications.

He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering in 1977 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996. He received the John and Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 1992, the Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Water Science and Technology in 1997, and the Stockholm Water Prize in 2007.

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iFAST-Environmental Biotechnology is celebrating Dr. Perry L. McCarty's 90th birthday by honoring his outstanding contributions to environmental biotechnology.  This special symposium will be spread among three days, December 16-18, 2021, 2.5 hours each day (3:00-5:30pm UTC/GMT).

Dec. 16, 2021, ThursdaySession 110:00 am - 12:30 pm U.S. ET
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm GMT
11:00 pm - (Dec.17) 1:30 am Beijing
Dec. 17, 2021, Friday
Session 2
10:00 am - 12:30 pm U.S. ET
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm GMT
11:00 pm - (Dec.18) 1:30 am Beijing
Dec. 18, 2021, SaturdaySession 310:00 am - 12:30 pm U.S. ET
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm GMT
11:00 pm - (Dec.19) 1:30 am Beijing

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Organizing committee

This special symposium is organized by Perry’s former students:

Bruce Rittmann (Chair)
Kenneth Williamson
Craig Criddle
Jaeho Bae
Elizabeth Edwards
Alison Cupples