William C. Sonzogni

Professor Emeritus

213d State Lab Of Hygiene Agriculture Dr
2601 Agriculture Drive (send campus mail to 465 Henry Mall)
Madison, WI 54706

Ph: (608) 224-6200
Fax: (608) 224-6201
sonzogni@facstaff.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

Aside from my faculty position, I also direct the Environmental Health Laboratory of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. At our new off-campus facility, a staff of over 100 conducts environmental testing of all types. The state-of-the-art laboratory provides a unique opportunity for students to become familiar with practical aspects of laboratory operations, to interact with research management personnel such as those of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and to utilize some modern, specialized equipment. The Environmental Health Laboratory also provides a resource for faculty in need of chemical testing for their research. I am interested in environmental research that can be applied to better manage our resources. Some specific problems my students and I have been working on involve the biological degradation of contaminants and the relative risks of various pollutants. We have also studied the analytical chemistry of detecting pollutants, including ways to lower detection limits. I am also interested in using various bioassays to assess the toxic potential of pollutants. Finally, applying research results to better manage our natural resources, such as Wisconsin's surface and groundwaters, has always been a long-term goal.

Education

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BS, University of Rhode Island

Research Interests

  • environmental toxicology
  • water resources management
  • chemical limnology
  • analytical chemistry of pollutants
  • fate and transport of toxic contaminants

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Trout Unlimited Education Award
  • Tau Sigma Award-University of Rhode Island
  • Anderson-Everett Award-International Association for Great Lakes Research
  • Wisconsin Laboratory Association
  • North American Lake Management Society
  • American Water Resources Association
  • Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • International Association for Great Lakes Research

Courses

Fall 2014-2015

  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 489 - Honors in Research
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 699 - Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • Secondary Contact

    Water Science and Engineering Laboratory
    660 North Park Street
    Madison, WI 53706

    Alt Ph: (608) 262-4554

    Profile Summary

    Aside from my faculty position, I also direct the Environmental Health Laboratory of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. At our new off-campus facility, a staff of over 100 conducts environmental testing of all types. The state-of-the-art laboratory provides a unique opportunity for students to become familiar with practical aspects of laboratory operations, to interact with research management personnel such as those of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and to utilize some modern, specialized equipment. The Environmental Health Laboratory also provides a resource for faculty in need of chemical testing for their research. I am interested in environmental research that can be applied to better manage our resources. Some specific problems my students and I have been working on involve the biological degradation of contaminants and the relative risks of various pollutants. We have also studied the analytical chemistry of detecting pollutants, including ways to lower detection limits. I am also interested in using various bioassays to assess the toxic potential of pollutants. Finally, applying research results to better manage our natural resources, such as Wisconsin\'s surface and groundwaters, has always been a long-term goal.


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