Chris Swartz is a Senior Scientist and the Finance Director at SEI US.
As an environmental engineer Chris’ primary research focus has been the fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater and surface water systems, domestic and international water resource planning efforts, and exposure assessment methodologies for human health studies. At SEI, Chris currently contributes to the development of water resource planning and management tools that incorporate a range of environmental and economic considerations.
Prior to joining SEI, Chris was at Silent Spring Institute, where he contributed to the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study, a multidisciplinary research effort. He also helped develop GIS-based approaches to assess human environmental exposures to pesticide spraying events and to reconstruct historical land use impacts to groundwater supplies for public drinking water. He also developed and managed a research program to investigate the introduction of hormonally active pollutants into groundwater resources via wastewater infiltration from septic systems. While a post-doctoral associate at MIT, Chris studied the source, distribution, and mobility of arsenic contaminating Bangladesh aquifers.
Chris received a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT in 1998.