Wayne E. Woldt

Associate Professor of Biological Systems Engineering and Environmental Engineer

Office: 232 L. W. Chase Hall
Phone: (402) 472-8656
Email: wwoldt1@unl.edu


Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.S. Civil Engineering, Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Registered Professional Engineer, Nebraska


Research 50%
Teaching 25%
Extension 25%

Research Interests 
  • Groundwater engineering and management
  • Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment
  • Neuro-Fuzzy modeling of environmental systems
  • Systems analysis for pollution prevention and risk management
  • Odor measurement
Extension Interests 
  • Innovations and implementation of small community environmental infrastructure solutions
  • Transfer of pollution prevention methods to business and industry
  • Liaison with federal, state, and local agencies with consulting firms

Extension Education


Selected publications

The Water Machine

Ground Water Flow Demonstration Models order and information.

Onsite Wastewater Treatment

Adaptive Infrastructure Management

Professional Recognition 
  • 2004 ASAE Blue Ribbon Award for Groundwater Model User Manual
  • 2002 IANR Team Programming Award
  • 2002 Distinguished Service Award for Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association
  • 1999 College of Engineering Multidisciplinary Research Award
  • 1998 Invited to serve on the EUFIT'99 International Program Committee
  • 1997 Epsilon Sigma Phi State Team Award for State Fair Earthbound Exhibit
  • 1997 Cooperative Extension Excellence in Team Programming for NUFACTS
  • 1997 ASAE Best Paper Presentation at International Conference, August 1997