Professor David L. Sedlak
Plato Malozemoff Professor
Co-Director of Berkeley Water Center
Deputy Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt)
Chair of Research Advisory Council, National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI)
Ph.D. Water Chemistry, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1992)
B.S. Environmental Science, Cornell University (1986)
David Sedlak was born and raised in New York. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science & Technology before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1994. At Berkeley, Sedlak has taught classes in water quality engineering and environmental chemistry and has led a research team that has attempted to identify more effective technologies for removing contaminants from municipal wastewater effluent, stormwater runoff and polluted rivers. When he is not reading, writing, lecturing or staring at a computer screen, Sedlak likes to run around the many trails in the East Bay hills.