Alexander A. Friedman
Dr. Friedman earned his BS in Civil Engineering in 1962 and his MS in Civil Engineering in 1964 at the University of Idaho, and his Doctor of Engineering at the University of California at Davis in 1970. Dr. Friedman has more than forty years of university, government, planning, agency and industrial consulting experiences related to environmental engineering. He is a registered professional civil engineer and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. His consulting and research interests have been primarily associated with biological waste treatment processes and the development of energy efficient processes and systems for industrial and municipal waste treatment facilities.
During his academic career he participated in more than 25 research projects financially supported by industries, governmental organizations and municipalities. He has more than 65 peer reviewed publications and invited presentations. His University responsibilities included developing and teaching undergraduate courses in solid waste management, water and wastewater treatment processes and facility design. Graduate research and teaching were primarily associated with biological waste treatment (aerobic and anaerobic) and energy efficient treatment for industrial wastes. Dr. Friedman also directed a graduate manufacturing efficiency project funded by a large industry that fully funded more than 65 engineering graduate students over a twelve year period. He also directed Syracuse University’s extensive series of Water and Wastewater Operators Treatment Courses and has worked with operators and facility managers throughout his career. He has worked on projects throughout the US and has provided consulting services for projects in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Croatia and the West Bank. He is a member of and has contributed services to many technical environmental organizations and has participated in grant review panels for the EPA, NSF, National Research Council of Canada and a NY agency and has served as a primary reviewer for major environmental journals. He is currently involved in environmental consulting activities and participates in several public planning board activities.
Teaching InterestsEnvironmental Engineering, Water and Wastewater Treatment