Associate Director for Wastewater Initiatives, CCWT
Frank serves as the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology’s Associate Director for Wastewater Initiatives and is responsible for the oversight of construction and planning of the Center’s Article 19 experimental Nitrogen Removing Biofilter installations across Suffolk County. He currently manages the Center’s Wastewater Research and Innovation Facility where raw domestic wastewater is used to carry out experiments designed to improve the removal of nitrogen from onsite wastewater treatment systems. Frank has received three provisional patents for the Center’s next generation of NRBs. Frank has over 40 years of experience in the design and construction of advanced water resource recovery facilities, conveyance and collection systems, and sludge conditioning and treatment systems. He retired from H2M architects + engineers as Senior Vice President and Director of Wastewater Engineering where he managed a staff of 17 wastewater professionals. Frank was with H2M for over 26 years where he started and grew the wastewater engineering division for the firm. Frank is a licensed professional engineer in New York and has been a licensed New York State Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator for over 40 years. Frank is an active member of the New York Water Environment Association. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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