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Meet Professor Bill Fish
Meet Professor Bill Fish

Dr. Bill Fish's research centers on the transformation and transport of heavy metals and other contaminants in soil, surface water, sediment, and groundwater systems. He has a particular interest in the linkages of chemistry and biology to transport processes and contaminant cleanup strategies. Dr. Fish has over 30 years of experience in applied research in environmental chemistry and engineered systems. 

His research into the fate and transport of contaminants has been supported by a wide range of organizations including the U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Geological Survey, National Science Foundation, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, Metro, Port of Portland, and the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services.  He teaches courses in the fate and transport of contaminants, environmental physics, water and wastewater treatment, and the cleanup and restoration of hazardous waste sites. 


Dr. Fish has worked at many impacted sites such as the Columbia Slough, the McCormick & Baxter Superfund site in Portland Harbor, Camas Swale Creek (Eugene, OR), Upper Klamath NWR, Pompton Lakes (NJ) and several cleanup sites in California.  His current research focuses in two areas, evaluation and testing of advanced stormwater treatment devices, and improving biological removal of phosphorus in wastewater.