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educator , consultant , science administrator , Environmental engineer

Richard Albert Wadden, American environmental engineer, educator, science administrator, consultant. Registered professional engineer, Illinois, certified industrial hygienist. Visiting scholar, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1997; Senior International fellow, Fogarty International Center-National Institutes of Health, 1978-1979, 1983, World Health Organization fellow, 1984.


Wadden, Richard Albert was born on October 3, 1936 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. Son of Sylvester Francis and Hermina Lillian (Costello) Wadden.


Student, St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1956. Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1959. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1962.

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 1972.


Engineer, Linde Company, Tonnawanda, New York, 1959-1960;engineer, Humble Oil Corporation, Houston, 1962-1965;instructor engineering Pahlavi U., Peace Corps, Shiraz, Iran, 1965-1967;technical adviser, Illinois Pollution Control Board, Chicago, 1971-1972;assistant director, Environmental Health Resource Center Illinois, Chicago, 1972-1974;assistant professor environmental and occupational health science School Public Health, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1972-1975;associate professor, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1975-1979;professor, University of Illinois-Chicago, since 1979;director, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1984-1986, 88-92;director Office Technology Transfer, University of Illinois Center for Solid Waste Management and Resch., 1987-1992;director industrial hygiene and hazardous waste training programs, Occupl. Safety and Health Center, University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago. Visiting scientist National Institute Environmental Studies, Japan, 1978-1979, invited scientist, 1983, 84, 88.

Consultant air pollution control, health implications of energy development, indoor air pollution. Visiting scholar department сivil engineering Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1997.


  • Registered professional engineer, Illinois, certified industrial hygienist.



Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Conference Governmental Industrial Hygienists, American Industrial Hygiene Association, Air and Waste Management Association, American Academy Industrial Hygiene (diplomate), American Academy Environmental Engineers (diplomate), American Chemical Society.


Married Angela Louise Trabert, August 9, 1975. Children: Angela Terese, Noah Albert, Nuiko Clare.

Sylvester Francis Wadden

Hermina Lillian (Costello) Wadden

Angela Louise Trabert

Angela Terese Wadden

Noah Albert Wadden

Nuiko Clare Wadden