Samuel Snow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
3240D Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: (225) 578-8526 / Fax: (225) 578-4945

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2014
  • B.S. Earth and Atmospheric Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2009

Employment History

  • Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University (2016 to Present)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Michigan State University (2015 to 2016)
  • Permit Writer, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (2015)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology (2009 to 2014)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology (2011 to 2013)
  • Ernest F. Hollings Intern, NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2008)

Research Interests

The overarching theme of Dr. Snow’s research group could be labeled as, ‘photochemistry in environmental systems’. One of the group’s aims is to approach the practical challenge of developing low-cost, sustainable, and robust water treatment systems by investigating the underlying science of the technologies. Another topic of interest is the examination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs, which are toxic, petroleum related compounds) in salt marsh ecosystems; specifically, what role do photochemical reactions play in the transformation of PAHs found in salt marsh ecosystems.

There are several ‘key words’ and phrases that may provide a better description of the group’s current research activities, interests, and expertise: photochemistry, photocatalysis, photosensitization, radical quantification and quenching, disinfection technologies, adsorption processes, colloidal and natural organic matter interactions, and PAH photodegradation.

Research Lab Website