Dr. Eric Wu obtained the Master of Science in Engineering from Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and received his Ph.D. from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USC.
Dr. Wu is a California licensed professional engineer. His experience includes remedial investigation and feasibility study for mitigating soil and groundwater contamination, and designs of air stripping towers for major gas companies. Dr. Wu was the Chief of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Unit and involved with watershed management and developed many TMDLs for multiple stressors including trash, metals, pesticides, nutrients, chloride, bacteria, and algae for watersheds in the Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. He also participated in multiple interagency negotiations for TMDL implementation. Dr. has been invited by USC, UCLA, Center of Watershed Management, and conferences to present his experience in developing and implementing TMDLs.
Currently, Dr. Wu is the Chief of Groundwater Permitting Unit at the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. Major projects include the establishment of general waste discharge requirements (WDRs) for in-situ site remediation, and the design and construction of a centralized wastewater treatment plant in Malibu.
Dr. Wu also actively involved with professional associations. He is the President of the Southern California Chinese American Environmental Protection Association, and a Director of the Overseas Chinese Environmental Engineers and Scientist Association.