S. James Ellen Distinguished Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University
- Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996
- M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991
- B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989
Detlef Knappe is the S. James Ellen Distinguished Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at N.C. State University. He joined the NCSU faculty in 1996 after receiving a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Detlef’s research interest broadly encompass drinking water quality and treatment, and he has conducted research on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) since 2010. Detlef is a member of the N.C. Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board, and he is Deputy Director of NCSU’s Superfund Center for Environmental and Health Effects of PFAS. He serves as Associate Editor of the journal AWWA Water Science.
Areas of Expertise
- Water quality and treatment
- Analytical chemistry