Dr. Sybil Sharvelle

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Sybil Sharvelle is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is a member of the Environmental Engineering focus area. Her research interests include water reuse (graywater and reclaimed water), integrated urban water management, and waste conversion to energy. Her doctoral work included development of a system for treatment of graywater for potable reuse during space missions. This project led to her current interest in fit-for-purpose water systems, in which she has led projects funded by the Water Research Foundation, USEPA and National Science Foundation. Dr. Sharvelle was a member of the National Research Council Committee for Beneficial Use of Graywater and Stormwater and chaired the NWRI panel for Decentralized Non-Potable Water Systems. She is a member of the One Water Solutions Institute (OWSI) at Colorado State University and is the Technical Director of the Spur Campus Water Technology Accelerator Platform a cutting-edge facility for testing water treatment technologies on different water sources to study the best ways we can clean and reuse water.

Research Interests

  • Fit-for-Purpose Water
  • Biological Process Engineering
  • Recovery of Valuable Products from Waste
  • Innovations in Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Control

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International Connections

  • Country: Argentina
    Contact: APROCAL, coauthored transactions for dairy farmers

Contact Information

Office Location: Scott Bioengineering Building 246
Phone: (970) 491-6081
Fax: (970) 491-7727

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Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S. 1998, University of Colorado – Civil Engineering
  • M.S. 2002, University of Colorado – Civil Engineering
  • Ph.D. 2006, Purdue University – Civil Engineering