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Environmental engineering educator

Richard Godfrey Luthy, American environmental engineering educator. Registered professional engineer Pennsylvania; diplomate American Academy Environmental Engineers. Recipient George Tallman Ladd award Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1977; American Telephone & Telegraph Company Industrial Ecology Faculty fellow, 2005.


Luthy, Richard Godfrey was born on June 11, 1945. Son of Robert Godfrey Luthy and Marian Ruth (Ireland) Haines.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University California, Berkeley, 1967. Master of Science in Ocean Engineering, University Hawaii, 1969. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University California, Berkeley, 1974.

PhDCE, University California, Berkeley, 1976. Doctor of Science (honorary), Clarkson University, 2005.


Research assistant department civil engineering University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1968-1969. Research assistant division sanitary and hydraulic engineering University California, Berkeley, 1973-1975. Assistant professor civil engineering Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1975-1980, associate professor, 1980-1983, professor, since 1983, associate dean Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1986-1989, head department civil and environmental engineering, 1989-1996, Lord professor environmental engineering, 1996-2000.

Silas H. Palmer professor department civil and environmental engineering Stanford (California) University, since 2000, chairman department civil & environmental engineering, 2003—2009. Shimizu Corporation visiting professor department civil engineering Stanford University, 1996-1997. Consultant science advisory board United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1983-2004, Bioremediation Action committee, 1990-1992.

Consultant United States Department Energy, 1978-1993, various private industries. Delegate water science and technical board National Academy of Engineering, Washington and Beijing, 1988. Member technical advisory board Remediation Technologies, Inc., Concord, Massachusetts, 1989-1994, Fostin Capital, Pittsburgh, 1991-1994, Baltimore Gas & Electrical, 1992-1995, Pennsylvania Department Environmental Protection, 1994-1996.

Member science advisory committee Hazardous Substance Research Center Stanford University, 1994-1999. Chair Gordon Research Conference Environmental Sciences, 1994. National Research Council Commission on Innovative Remediation Technology, Committee on Intrinsic Remediation, Committee on Bioavailabilty, Water Science and Technology Board, 1997-2004, chair, 2000-2004.


  • Registered professional engineer Pennsylvania. Diplomate American Academy Environmental Engineers.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to technical and science journals.


Chairman National Science Foundation/Association Environmental Engineering Professor Conference on Fundamental Research Directions in Environmental Engineering, Washington, 1988. Lieutenant C.E. Corps, United States Navy, 1969-1972. Member American Society of Civil Engineers (Pittsburgh section Professor of Year award 1987), National Academy Engineering, Association Environmental Engineering Science Professors (president 1987-1988, Nalco award 1978, 82, Engineering Science award 1988, 2005, Service award 1999), Water Environmental Federation (research committee 1982-1986, awards committee 1981-1984, 89-94, standard methods committee since 1977, groundwater committee 1989-1990, editor journal 1989-1992, Eddy medal 1980, McKee medal 2000), Water Environmental Research Foundation (board 2003-2006), International Association on Water Quality (Foudners award United States National Committee 1986, 93, organizational committee 16th Biennial Conference Washington 1992), American Chemical Society (division environmental chemistry, member editorial advisory board Environmental Science Technology 1992-1995).


Married Mary Frances Sullivan, November 22, 1969. Children: Matthew Robert, Mara Catherine, Jessica Bethlin.

Robert Godfrey Luthy Haines

Marian Ruth (Ireland) Haines

Mary Frances Sullivan

Matthew Robert Luthy

Mara Catherine Luthy

Jessica Bethlin Luthy