Principal Engineer at Tighe & Bond. He specializes in water and wastewater treatment technologies with a focus on industrial wastewater treatment, process improvement, waste minimization, EH&S compliance, and sustainable manufacturing strategies. Dr. Bates is an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in Industrial Waste (CE 563), Hazardous Waste Treatment (CE 567), Biosystems in Environmental Engineering (CE 562) and specialty courses (CE 590) in Green Engineering, Sustainable Infrastructure, and Emerging Trends in Corporate Sustainability.
Wayne holds engineering degrees from UMass-Dartmouth (BS Civil/Environmental), Northeastern University (MS Environmental), and WPI (PhD Environmental/Civil).
He is also a registered Professional Engineer in several states, and is a certified Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV-SP). He has over thirty years of experience in the engineering field, in both public and private sectors. Wayne serves on numerous boards and committees including the WPI Center for Sustainability in Business, the Town of Ashland Water Policy Committee and the Town of Ashland Sustainability committee.