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Christopher Schmit

Christopher Schmit



Office Building

Crothers Engineering Hall



Mailing Address

Crothers Engineering Hall 301
WEERC-Box 2219
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Dr. Schmit currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as the Director of the Water and Environmental Engineering Research Center. Dr. Schmit joined the faculty in 1998 after receiving his doctorate degree in Environmental Engineering from Iowa State University. Dr. Schmit's primary research interests lie in the field of wastewater treatment, specifically in biological nutrient removal and anaerobic treatment of wastes. Dr. Schmit teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department primarily related to wastewater treatment.


B.S. Civil Engineering - UW-Platteville - 1991
M.S. Civil Engineering - Iowa State University - 1992
Ph.D. Civil Engineering - Iowa State University - 1997

Academic Interests/Expertise

Industrial Waste Treatment
Muncipal Waste Treatment
Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering
Wastewater Treatment Plant Design
Design of Wastewater and Stormwater Collection Systems
Engineering Economics

Academic Responsibilities

CEE 323 Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering
CEE 423 Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems
CEE 482 Engineering Administration
CEE 725 Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering
CEE 729 Wastewater Treatment Plant Design

Committee Activities

Campus Master Planning and Design
Student Union Advisory Committee

Awards and Honors

Edward Patrick Hogan Excellence in Teaching Award - SDSU
College of Engineering Researcher of the Year
Bedell Award - Water Environment Federation

Professional Memberships


Area(s) of Research

Biological Nutrient Removal
Anaerobic Digestion
Lab scale bilogical studies
Aerobic/Anaerobic Respirometry
Kinetic Parameter Determination of Microconstituents