As vice provost and dean for undergraduate education at the University at Buffalo, A. Scott Weber, PhD, leads efforts to ensure that undergraduate students have a transformative educational experience with opportunities to engage in truly distinctive research, creative and public service activities that are hallmarks of a top-tier university education. Weber provides leadership for centralized undergraduate student-support services and transformative extracurricular programs.
As former chair of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Weber helped to establish the university’s transportation engineering research program and catalyzed significant improvements in the department’s national ranking. His research focuses on biodegradation of chemicals in water and soil, particularly pharmaceuticals discharged in wastewater, the reclamation of environmentally impacted sites known as brownfields, and coupling the reuse of post-consumer products materials and geothermal systems. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for this work.
A member of the UB faculty since 1983, Weber twice was named professor of the year by the UB student chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. He received a BS in civil engineering in 1977 and an MS in sanitary engineering in 1978 from Virginia Tech. In 1983, he earned a PhD in civil engineering from the University of California-Davis.