Craig S. Criddle
Professor, Environmental Engineering & Science (EES)

Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Craig Criddle is interested in the environmental engineering, science, and science literacy needed for clean water, clean energy, and healthy ecosystems. His research focus is environmental biotechnology.  He is best known for large interdisciplinary field projects, studies of microbial ecology in bioreactors, and work on microbial transformations of persistent contaminants. Some current projects include a field-scale evaluation of uranium remediation; DNA-monitoring of microbial community structure at full-scale biological wastewater treatment plants; development of membrane bioreactors for energy recovery and nutrient removal; and studies to elucidate the mechanisms and kinetics of microbial transformation of halogenated solvents. To promote science literacy, he worked with award-winning San Francisco cartoonist, Larry Gonick to write "The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry".  "Cartoons can give us an intuitive feeling for the why, and deeper understanding can grow from that intuition".

The Criddle Research Group conducts a test of water quality outside the Y2E2 building...



Ph.D. (1990) Stanford University
M.S. (1984), B.S., B.A. (1982)
Utah State University

Green Chemistry is Good for Business, Aug. 2010

Wastewater as a Resource

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QUEST’s TV story
Plastic in the Pacific


Woods Institute for the Environment
Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Building
473 Via Ortega, Room 151
Stanford, CA 94305