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Donald Scavia Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

Don Scavia is professor of environmental engineering and professor of environment and sustainability at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty in 2004, he held positions between 1975 and 2003 as chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Ocean Service, director of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and a research scientist at NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.

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