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Lance Schideman

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Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Engineering Sciences
332N AESB, MC-644
1304 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 244-8485
Fax: (217) 244-0323
E-mail: schidema@illinois.edu


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Professor Lance Schideman is a faculty member in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department here at the University of Illinois. His past education and professional experiences include:


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, 2006
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, 1994
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, 1992

Professional Experience

  • Post-doctoral Researcher, 2006 - 2007, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Doctoral Research Fellow, 2000 - 2006, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Project Manager and Senior Process Specialist, 1994-2007 (Except 1997, Part-time after 2000), CDM Environmental Consultants, Chicago, IL
  • Visiting Scholar, 1997, Environmental Engineering Department, Qinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Hydrologist Trainee, 1992 - 1994, US Geological Survey- Water Resources Division

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Professor Lance Schideman research interests include water and wastewater treatment processes focusing on:

  • Adsorption, membrane, and membrane bioreator technologies
  • Emerging micropollutants including pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors, and homeland security contaminants
  • Bio-energy recovery from human, animal and food waste streams
  • New materials for water purification and other aqueous phase separations- adsorbents, membranes, catalysts, etc.
  • Integrated water reuse systems
  • Environmental occurrence, transport and effects of nanomaterials and pharmaceuticals
  • Intelligent infrastructure for self-optimizing water systems


Awards and Fellowships
Professor Lance Schideman past awards and fellowships include the following:


  • EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA) Abel Wolman Fellowship
  • Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship
  • University of Illinois Graduate Fellowship


  • AWWA Academic Achievement Award for Ph.D. Thesis
  • Richard & Mary Engelbrecht Scholarship
  • Mavis Memorial Fund Award
  • Ira O. Baker Prize