Samuel Snow, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
3230J Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: (225) 578-8526 / Fax: (225) 578-4945

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2014
  • B.S. Earth and Atmospheric Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2009

Employment History

  • Associate Professor, Louisiana State University (2023 to Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University (2016 to 2023)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Michigan State University (2015 to 2016)
  • Permit Writer, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (2015)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology (2009 to 2014)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology (2011 to 2013)
  • Ernest F. Hollings Intern, NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2008)

Research Interests

The overarching theme of Dr. Snow’s research group could be labeled as, ‘photochemistry in environmental systems’. One of the group’s aims is to approach the practical challenge of developing low-cost, sustainable, and robust water treatment systems by investigating the underlying science of the technologies. Three particular focus areas are prominent the group currently: 1) overcoming challenges to using photocatalysts for water treatment, 2) applying UVC LEDs for innovative advanced oxidation processes, and 3) developing Point of Use disinfection devices for decentralized water and wastewater treatment. For more information, see the group’s research website linked below.


Research Lab Website