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Dr. Michael Butkus

Environmental Program Director
US Army

Contact Information:
Phone: 845.938.2820

Dr. Michael A. Butkus, Professor Environmental Engineering, has expertise in water, wastewater, and hazardous waste treatment system design. He currently teaches EV394 (Hydrogeology and Hydraulic Systems), EV490 (Advanced Environmental Engineering Design) and EV489 (Advanced Individual Study). He has conducted environmental research for both the military and civilian sectors. Prior to graduate school, he practiced nuclear engineering with Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. Dr. Butkus is a registered professional engineer in the State of Connecticut. His research interests are primarily in the area of physicochemical treatment processes with recent applications in drinking water disinfection, lead remediation, and ballast water treatment. He holds a patent on a method for disinfecting water with UV radiation and silver. Dr. Butkus also enjoys his family, hiking, firefighting, and playing jazz piano.