Dr. Steven Chapra, F.ASCE

Pioneer and Louis Berger Chair, Emeritus

Steve was originally drawn to environmental engineering because of his love of the outdoors. He is an avid fly fisherman, hiker and a long-time member of the Sierra Club. His primary professional goal is to apply engineering, science, mathematics and computing to maintain a high-quality environment in a sustainable and cost-efficient fashion and to share this knowledge with others through his teaching and writings with a special focus on developing countries.

Professional History

1999 - present: Tufts University, Medford, MA: Professor and Berger Chair in Computing and Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

1986 - 1999:  University of Colorado, Boulder, CO: Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department. September 1986 to September 1991. Associate Director, CADSWES (Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environmental Systems). September 1987 to June, 1992

1982 - 1986:  Texas A&M; University, Temple, TX: Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Environmental Engineering Division. 

1974 - 1981:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan:  Phyiscal Scientist (GS-14).

1971 - 1974:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region II, New York, New York: Environmental Engineer (GS-11).

Visiting Academic/Research Appointments:  University of Brescia, University of Saskatchewan, Michigan Technological University, University of Michigan, University of Washington, Imperial College London, University of Reading, University of Michigan, Duke University, NIWA New Zealand.