Emeritus Silas H. Palmer Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
McCarty is the Silas H. Palmer Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He received his M.S. and Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959 and was awarded an Honorary Eng. D. from the Colorado School of Mines in 1992 and the Nanyang Technological Institution, Singapore, in 2010.
McCarty specializes in environmental engineering with emphasis on biological processes for water quality control and the control of hazardous substances in treatment systems and groundwater. He has been an invited guest lecturer at universities worldwide. He holds nine patents, and has authored or co-authored eight books and an extensive list of professional articles.
His honors and awards include the Clarke Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Water Science and Technology, 1997, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, 1992, and the Stockholm Water Prize, 2007. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; an Honorary member of the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers; and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Microbiology.