David Cwiertny

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor (Secondary Appointment), Department of Chemistry


  • William D. Ashton Professor of Civil Engineering
  • Director, Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination
  • Director, Environmental Policy Research Program, Public Policy Center
  • Researcher, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute
  • Researcher, Environmental Health Sciences Research Center
  • Faculty Research Engineer, IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering

Active scientific and professional society memberships

  • American Chemical Society
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • Tau Beta Pi

Research interests

  • Materials-based treatment strategies for water and wastewater
  • Chemical transformation pathways for emerging contaminant classes in a natural aquatic systems
Research areas
  • Analytical chemistry
David Cwiertny portrait
PhD, Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
BSE, Environmental Engineering Science, University of California, Berkeley

University of Iowa
4655 Seamans Center (SC)
103 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States