Eduardo Saez

Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Eduardo Sáez is a distinguished professor in the UA Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at The University of Arizona. He is from Venezuela, where he earned a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Simón Bolívar University. Subsequently, he earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He worked as a faculty member in Simón Bolívar University and North Carolina State University before joining UA in 1998. He has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Physics in Bristol University (UK) and at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. Dr. Sáez has earned numerous awards for research and teaching. His research deals with the fate, transport and treatment of trace contaminants in water sources, including the use of solar energy to drive advanced oxidation of contaminants in reuse water resources. He is also interested in the transport of metal and metalloid contaminants in windblown dust from mining operations in arid and semi-arid environments. This research includes monitoring, analysis and modeling of arsenic and lead transport in mining field sites in Arizona.


  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1984