Larry Erickson | AIChE

Larry Erickson

Professor Center for Hazardous Substance Research
Kansas State University

Larry Erickson was the first Director of the Center for Hazardous Substance Research (CHSR), and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Kansas State University.  Under his direction, the Center has provided long- and short-term environmental research related to key hazardous substance problems. These include soil and ground water remediation, waste minimization and pollution prevention associated with agriculture, forestry, mining and mineral processing with emphasis is on contaminated soil remediation. Significant advances in techniques for the remediation of contaminated soil developed through Erickson's research have resulted in cost savings at many field sites, including some in Kansas. He is the coauthor of the new book Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improving Air Quality: Two Interrelated Global Challenges. Larry E. Erickson is the current treasurer for the Environmental Division at AIChE, and he is a past recipient of the Lawrence K. Cecil award.