Dr. Richard Watts
Phone: (509) 335-3761
- Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1984-Utah State University
- B.S., Environmental Toxicology, 1977 - University of California, Davis
- Professional Civil Engineering, State of California, License No. C041234
- 1997-present Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, WSU
- 1990-97 Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, WSU
- 1985-90 Assistant Professor, University of Nevada
- 1984-85 Environmental Engineer, Naval Energy and Environmental Support Activity
- 1979-83 Research Assistant, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University
- Outstanding Research Faculty, Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2008-09
- Leon Luck Award, Civil & Environmental Engineering, WSU, 1995
- Outstanding Research Faculty, Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1994
- Outstanding Teaching Faculty, College of Engineering & Architecture, 1992
- Award for Distinguished Service, ASCE, 1987
- First Place, national Dissertation Competition, 1984
- Special Recognition Award, Naval Energy & Environmental Support Activity, 1984
- First Place, Utah Water Pollution Control Association Graduate Student Publication Contest, 1982, 1981
- Outstanding Young Men in America, 1981
- Who's Who in American Colleges and University, 1980
- Physicochemical treatment processes, particularly chemical oxidations applied to the treatment of contaminated soils and groundwater
- Hazardous Waste Treatment and Remediation
- Hazardous Waste Engineering
- Environmental Organic Chemistry
- R.J. Watts, J. Howsawkeng, A.L. Teel (2005), "Destruction of a Carbon Tetrachloride DNAPL by Modified Fenton's Reagent", J. Environ. Eng. 131:1114-1119.
- M.J. Monahan and R.J. Watts (2005), "Effect of Modified Fenton's Reagent on Metal Mobility in the Subsurface", Water Res. 39:2955-2963
- R.J. Watts and A.L. Teel (2005), "Chemistry of Catalyzed H2O2 Propogations (Modified Fenton's Reagent) for In Situ Soil and Groundwater Remediation", J. Environ. Engr.131:612-622.
- B.A. Smith, A.L. Teel and R.J. Watts, "Identification of the Reactive Oxygen Species Responsible for Carbon Tetrachloride Degradation in Modified Fenton's Reagent", Submitted to Environ. Sci. Technol.
- R.J. Watts, J. Sarasa, F. J. Loge, and A.L. Teel (2005), "Oxidative and Reductive Pathways for Contaminant Degradation in the Manganese-Catalyzed Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide", J. Environ. Engr. 131:158-164.
- T.F. Hess, T.S. Tenn, R.J. Watts, and A.J. Paszczynski (2003), "Studies on Nitroaromatic Compound Degradation in Modified Fenton Reactions by Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS-MS) ',Analyst 128:156-160.