Dr. Letterman joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 1977. He received a BA degree in Arts & Science from Lehigh University in 1966 and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh in 1967. He then received his MS degree in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University in 1968 and his doctoral degree in Civil Engineering from Northwestern in 1971. Dr. Letterman is a member of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, American Water Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition, he is a Registered Professional Engineer in New York and Illinois.
Dr. Letterman’s academic specialization is in the area of Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on drinking water treatment and waste management. His research focuses on physical/chemical transformations in water, applied surface chemistry, coagulation, flocculation, corrosion control and filtration.
Research InterestsDr. Letterman’s current research interests include:
• Improving the methods used to measure the amount of particulate material in treated drinking water.
• Developing a treatment technique for controlling the uptake of corrosion by-products in small water supply systems.
• Developing a computer model for predicting the removal of natural organic material in the enhanced coagulation process.
Teaching InterestsEnvironmental Engineering Fundamentals, Water Supply Design, Environmental Chemistry
Recent PublicationsWater Quality and Treatment (Editor) American Water Works Association, McGraw-Hill, 1999.
“Coagulation and Flocculation” Chap. 6 in: Water Quality and Treatment, American Water Works Association, McGraw-Hill, 1999.
“Modeling Cadmium and Sulfate Adsorption by Fe(OH)3/SiO2 Mixed Oxides,” Water Research, 1996.
Filtration Strategies to Meet the Surface Water Treatment Rule, American Water Works Association, 1991 (Book).