Dr. David Mazyck


2012-Present: Professor of Environmental Engineering Sciences

2013-2014: Interim Associate Dean, The Graduate School

2007-2012: Associate Chair for Research, Environmental Engineering Sciences

2007-2012: Graduate Coordinator, Environmental Engineering Sciences

2006-2012: Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering Sciences

2000-2006: Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering Sciences



  •  Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, May 2000
    • Thesis Title: Steam-Curing plus Ramped-Temperature N2 Treatment: A Novel Technique for Thermal Reactivation of Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)
    • Major: Environmental Engineering
    • Minor: Fuel Science
    • Advisors: Dr. Fred S. Cannon and Dr. Ljubisa R. Radovic                  
  • M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, December 1996
    • Thesis Title: Controlling Calcium Catalysis During The Thermal Regeneration of Granular Activated Carbon
    • Major: Environmental Engineering    
  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, May 1995
    • Major: Civil Engineering

Professional Experience

  • Entrepreneurial Activities
    • 2009 – Founded Clear Carbon Innovations, LLC (Develop clean coal technologies for activated carbon manufacturing) – Director
    • 2005 – Founded Sol-gel Solutions, LLC (licensing silica-titania technology for mercury removal from fluids from the University of Florida) – Chief Technology Officer
  • Chair, Activated Carbon Standards Committee (AWWA): 2008 – Present
    • Responsible for publishing three standards used in the potable water industry
  • US Army, Army Corps of Engineers, 81 Bravo (Technical Drafting Specialist): 1989-1991
  • Journal Reviewing


Journal – American Water Works Association


Industry & Engineering Chemistry Research

Applied Surface Science

Journal of Porous Materials

Environmental Engineering

Journal of Environmental Engineering

Journal of Colloids and Surfaces

Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids

Journal of Environmental Engineering Sciences

Water Research

Water Science and Technology

Catalysis Today

Energy and Fuels

Environmental Technology

Journal of Crystalline Solids

Journal of Hazardous Waste

Honors, Memberships, and Certifications

  • Florida Blue Key – Distinguished mentor of undergraduate research (2009)  
  • John J. McCreary Award – EES Outstanding faculty member (2001-2002, 2007-2008)
  • NSF AGEP Outstanding Advisor Award  (2006)
  • Pergamon Prize – Runner up for best Ph.D. dissertation (American Carbon Society) (2001)
  • Mrozowski Award (best presentation at the 1999 24th Biennial Conference on Carbon)
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • American Carbon Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • Ford Foundation Fellow (1997-2000)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Passed Engineering in Training Examination (EIT), Jan. 1996