Kyle Shimabuku, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

Dr. Kyle Shimabuku joined the Civil Engineering Program at Gonzaga University as an assistant professor in August 2019 and teaches courses in environmental engineering. He was initially drawn to civil and environmental engineering after learning that...

Shimabuku

Contact Information

  • Bollier 033
  • Spring 2023

    Monday/Friday: 8:30am - 10:00am

    Wednesday: 8:00am - 10:00am

  • (509) 313-3552

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder (2017)

M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder (2013)

B.S., Civil Engineering, San Diego State University (2008)

 
 

 

 

Courses Taught

CENG 303 Environmental Engineering

CENG 303L Environmental Engineering Lab

CENG 404 Sustainable Systems and Design

CENG 424 Water Treatment Processes


Dr. Kyle Shimabuku joined the Civil Engineering Program at Gonzaga University as an assistant professor in August 2019 and teaches courses in environmental engineering. He was initially drawn to civil and environmental engineering after learning that millions of people lack access to safe drinking water, and that there are significant water security issues facing in the Western United States. Prior to joining Gonzaga, he worked as a Water Process Engineer for Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC where he designed water treatment systems and developed solutions to water quality issues in water distribution systems. Dr. Shimabuku was drawn back to academics because he is interested in supporting the development of future environmental engineers that will impact the world by improving human and environmental health, and sharing the satisfaction and meaning the profession has brought to his own life. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and received a USEPA-STAR Fellowship in 2014 at the University of Boulder..

Dr. Shimabuku discusses biochar with Gonzaga's In Balance podcast

Dr. Shimabuku’s research interests surround water treatment processes for drinking water and stormwater management for low-income, remote communities and also for more developed regions. Ongoing projects include developing adsorptive filtration media to remove inorganic (e.g., fluoride, arsenic) and organic contaminants (e.g., pesticides, PFAS) to support stormwater harvesting and evaluating the inadvertent production of PCBs. He has also studied disinfection processes to deactivate antibiotic resistance genes; biodegradation of organic contaminants in biologically active drinking water filters; and organic contaminant adsorption with activated carbon and biochar.

Dr. Shimabuku discusses biochar with Gonzaga's In Balance podcast