Steven Sternberg P.E.

Steve Sternberg
Professional Title
Associate Professor


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University 
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

Honors and Awards
2011-2012 H.T. Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award
2009 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
2004 MSPE Faculty Award
1999 Saiki Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence

Interest Areas
Bio-separation of heavy metal contaminants in wastewater and ground water. 
Experimental and numerical modeling of transport phenomena in porous media. 
Fractal geometry and statistics. 
Environmental justice, education and social outreach.

Brief Bio
Professor Sternberg has taught nearly all the core chemical engineering classes, freshman to senior, as well as for graduate students and professional engineers. He has also developed a course and textbook on the topic of air pollution. His current scholarly activities include developing cold-weather fuel cell electricity sources, bio-removal of metal contaminants from water and soil, and investigating contaminant transport in air, water, and soil. He has worked with more than 50 undergraduate research students. He helped establish the Environmental Science BS degree and the Environmental Engineering minor program at UMD. He also serves as the academic advisor to the student chapter of American institute of Chemical Engineers, Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers, and Environmental Science. He loves living in Duluth and taking advantage of all the hiking, biking, and camping opportunities.

Air Pollution: Engineering, Science, and Policy (2015) by Steven P.K. Sternberg