McCarty, Perry L
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- Mixed material
- Date created
- February 11, 2014
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Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program interviews, 1999-2013 (inclusive) [sound recording].
This collection of oral history interviews pertaining to Stanford’s history contains audio recordings and transcripts of interviews.
Perry L. McCarty, the Silas Palmer Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, shares his personal recollections of the choices he made and challenges he faced during his time at Stanford. He discusses his pre-Stanford history and how he was recruited to Stanford to help develop the environmental engineering and science program. He discusses the development and growth of the program with recollections about adding faculty, developing facilities, obtaining grants and contracts, interdisciplinary collaborations, and university politics. He shares his recollections as the chair of the Civil and Environmental Department as well as the creation and growth of the Western Region Hazardous Substance Research Center which he directed. Professor McCarty discusses how Stanford became a leader in creating processes to clean up contaminated groundwater and the impact his research has had on dealing with the development of biological processes for the control of environmental contaminants around the world.
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