Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and director of the Water Quality Center at Marquette University, Zitomer specializes in wastewater treatment and anaerobic biotechnology. He has more than 16 years of experience consulting with entities such as Brown and Caldwell, United Water Services, Symbiont, and others. Zitomer has authored more than 30 journal articles, proceedings papers and technical reports. He received the 2008 Gordon Maskew Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal from the Water Environment Federation for outstanding service in engineering education. He presently teaches graduate classes on anaerobic biotechnology, biological wastewater treatment and environmental chemistry, and has performed research for the US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, State of Wisconsin and others.