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Shane Allen Snyder

  • Executive Director, Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI)
  • President’s Chair in Water Technologies

Office: CleanTech One #06-08 / N1-01a-12
Tel: (65) 6904-7484/ 6790-4773
Email: ssnyder@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Shane Snyder is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and is the Executive Director of the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He joined NTU after serving as a Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering and the co-Director of the Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center at the University of Arizona, USA.

For over 20 years, Dr. Snyder’s research has focused on the identification, fate, and health relevance of emerging water pollutants. Dr. Snyder and his teams have published over 200 manuscripts and book chapters on emerging contaminant analysis, treatment, and toxicology (h-index = 68 with over 18,000 citations as of February 2018). Dr. Snyder has served as the Editor in Chief for the international journal Chemosphere (IF=5.1) from 2014 through 2020. He currently serves as the Editor in Chief for the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science & Technology Water.

Dr. Snyder has been invited to brief the Congress of the United States on three occasions on emerging issues in water quality. He is a Fellow of the International Water Association and a member of the World Health Organization’s Drinking Water Advisory Panel.

He has served on several US EPA expert panels and is currently a member of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board drinking water committee and the US EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors Sustainable Water committee.

He was a member of the US National Academy of Science’s National Research Council Committee on Water Reuse and currently serves on the WHO’s guiding committee on development of potable reuse guidelines. Dr. Snyder has also worked as a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore (2011-2017).


  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1994-2000
    Doctorate of Philosophy: Environmental Toxicology and Zoology
  • Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1990-1994
    Bachelor of Arts: Chemistry

Career details:

  • University of Arizona – Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
  • University of Arizona – Co-Director, Water & Energy Sustainable Technology Center (WEST)
  • Southern Nevada Water Authority – R&D Project Manager


2020 – present Editor in Chief. American Chemical Society (ACS), Environmental Science & Technology Water.
2014 – 2020 Co-Editor in Chief. Elsevier, Chemosphere – an Elsevier journal with an impact factor of 5.1 (2018) (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/chemosphere/)

Recent Volunteer Efforts:

  • Fellow of the International Water Association: 2016-Present
  • US Environmental Protection Agency – Board of Scientific Counselors: Sustainable Water Resources Subcommittee. 2014-2017
  • World Health Organization: Drinking Water Advisory Group and Water Reuse Guideline Development Expert Panel. 2013-Present
  • US Environmental Protection Agency – Science Advisory Board Drinking Water Committee. 2012-Present
  • International Water Association – Water Reuse Specialty Group: Vice-Chair of group. 2011-2017

  • Advanced oxidation processes for water treatment
  • Analytical and bioanalytical methods for emerging environmental contaminants
  • Novel sensor systems and networks for water treatment
  • Water treatment process engineering and optimization
  • In vitro bioassay systems for evaluating environmental mixtures
  • Characterization of organic matter and disinfection byproducts

  • Agilent Thought Leader Award: In recognition of leadership in water sustainability, safety, and treatment. This award is part of an invitational program that promotes scientific advancement by contributing financial support, products, and expertise to influential scientists. 2017
  • Quentin Mees Research Award, Arizona Water Association. 2016
  • Dr. Pankaj Parekh Research Innovation Award from the Water Research Foundation. 2015
  • American Academy of Environment Engineers and Scientists: Board Certified Environmental Scientist (BCES) by Eminence. 2014
  • LuxResearch Top Academics and Institutions in Water Research – Included among “30 Leading Water Researchers”. 2013
  • Best Paper Award – Journal of the American Water Works Association. 2012

  • Park M, Daniels KD, Wu S, Ziska AD, Snyder SA, 2020. Magnetic Ion-Exchange (MIEX) Resin for Perfluorinated Alkylsubstance (PFAS) Removal in Groundwater: Roles of Atomic Charges for Adsorption. Water Research. 181: 115897. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.115897
  • Zhang A, Jia A, Park M, Li Y, Snyder SA, 2019. Genotoxicity assay and potential byproduct identification during different UV-based water treatment processes. Chemosphere. 217:176-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.11.031
  • Jia A, Wu S, Daniels K, Snyder SA, 2016. Balancing the Budget: Accounting for Glucocorticoid Bioactivity and Fate during Water Treatment. Environmental Science & Technology. 50(6):2870-2880. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04893
  • Anumol T, Vijayanandan A, Park M, Philip L, Snyder SA, 2016. Occurrence and fate of emerging trace organic chemicals in wastewater plants in Chennai, India. Environment International. 92:33-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2016.03.022
  • Merel S, Anumol T, Park M, Snyder SA, 2014. Application of surrogates, indicators, and high-resolution mass spectrometry to evaluate the efficacy of UV processes for attenuation of emerging contaminants in water. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 282:75-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.09.008
  • Snyder SA, 2014. Emerging Chemical Contaminants: Looking for Greater Harmony. Journal of the American Water Works Association. 106(8):38-52.
  • Sgroi M, Roccaro P, Oelker GL, Snyder SA, 2014. N-Nitrosodimethylamine Formation upon Ozonation and Identification of Precursors Source in a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant. Environmental Science & Technology 48(17):10308-10315. DOI: 10.1021/es5011658
  • Gerrity D, Gamage S, Jones D, Korshin GV, Lee Y, Pisarenko A, Trenholm RA, von Gunten U, Wert EC, Snyder SA, 2012. Development of surrogate correlation models to predict trace organic contaminant oxidation and microbial inactivation during ozonation. Water Research. 46(19):6257-6272. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.08.037
  • Quiñones O and Snyder SA, 2009. Occurrence of Perfluoroalkyl Carboxylates and Sulfonates in Drinking Water Utilities and Related Waters from the United States. Environmental Science & Technology. 43(24):9089-9095. DOI: 10.1021/es9024707
  • Benotti MJ, Trenholm RA, Vanderford BJ, Holady JC, Stanford BD, Snyder SA, 2009. Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in U.S. Drinking Water. Environmental Science & Technology. 43(3):597-603. DOI: 10.1021/es801845a
  • Kim SD, Cho J, Kim IS, Vanderford BJ, Snyder SA, 2006. Occurrence and removal of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors in South Korean surface, drinking, and waste waters. Water Research 41(5):1013-1021. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.06.034
  • Snyder SA, Adham S, Redding AM, Cannon FS, DeCarolis J, Oppenheimer J, Wert EC, Yoon Y, 2006. Role of Membranes and Activated Carbon in the Removal of Endocrine Disruptors and Pharmaceuticals. Desalination. 202(1-3):156-181. DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2005.12.052
  • Vanderford BJ and Snyder SA, 2006. Analysis of Pharmaceuticals in Water by Isotope Dilution Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Environmental Science & Technology. 40(23):7312-7320. DOI: 10.1021/es0613198
  • Snyder SA, Westerhoff P, Yoon Y, Sedlak DL, 2003. Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products, and Endocrine Disruptors in Water: Implications for the Water Industry. Environmental Engineering Science 20 (5):449-469. DOI: 10.1089/109287503768335931