Schideman, Lance Charles

Principal Research Scientist, Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor

Address and Contact Information

1 Hazelwood Dr.


Dr. Lance Schideman, P.E., joined the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) in June 2015 and is a Research Scientist in the Applied Research on Industrial Environmental Systems (ARIES) Group at ISTC.

Research Biography


  • 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

Research Interests

  • 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

Industry Positions

  • Assistant Professor, 2007 - present, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • 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

Honors and Awards

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


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

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