Dr. Stephen Duirk

Dr. Stephen Duirk

Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Civil Engineering
Office: Shrank Hall North 162A
Phone: 330-972-7228
Email: duirk@uakron.edu


Dr. Duirk joined the University of Akron in 2009. He is a proud Zip class of '99. Prior to joining the faculty at UA he worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Duirk is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Water Works Association. He serves as a Technical Reviewer for the National Science Foundation. 


Total water infrastructure sustainability, fate of pesticides in aquatic and engineered systems, transformation of pharmaceuticals during drinking water and wastewater treatment, impact of wastewater contaminants on aquatic systems, impact of agricultural runoff on blue-green algae and the formation of algal derived toxins and taste & odor compounds


  • Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa 2003
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Akron 1999
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Ohio University 1996


Physical/Chemical Treatment Process, Water Reuse, Advanced Oxidation Processes, Introduction to Environmental Engineering