Shane Snyder

Professor, College of Engineering

University of Arizona


Co-Director, Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants

Dr. Snyder is a professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona and Co-Director of the Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants. His research focuses on the identification, fate, and health relevance of emerging water pollutants, and he was the first to link the occurrence of natural and synthetic estrogens in North American waters to reproductive impairments in fish residing below wastewater outfalls. Prior to joining the University of Arizona faculty this year, Dr. Snyder was the R&D Project Manager at the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s Applied R&D Center. He and his research team published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on emerging contaminant analysis, treatment, and toxicology, and in 2009 published the first national survey of pharmaceuticals in US drinking water. Dr. Snyder has also testified on this topic before the U.S. Senate.