October 21, 2010
Dr. Daniel W. Smith joined the University of Alberta in 1978, after eight years of service for various agencies including the U.S. Public Health Service, the University of Alaska, Environment Canada, and R&M Consultants of Alaska. He earned a PhD in Environmental Health Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1970, and became a Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta in 1976.
Dr. Smith has made an important contribution to the application of laser Doppler research tools to the study of treatment process fundamentals. Through this work, new insight has been developed in the areas of mixing and coagulation that seriously challenges historical approaches to research, design and modelling of such processes in water treatment.
Dr. Smith has chaired or been a member of numerous committees, including the NSERC Strategic Grants Selection Committee, and is Co-Editor of the Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science. He has consulted for numerous organizations including Environment Canada, and the World Health Organization, as well as municipal organizations, private industry, and private consulting firms.