Portrait of Tim Fairley-Wax

Tim Fairley-Wax

Research Lab Specialist Associate


EWRE 211

Education / Certifications / Experience

Master of Science in Engineering: Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bachelor of Science: Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

University Research Experience: Conducted lab and pilot-scale anaerobic membrane bioreactor research at University of Michigan from July 2016 through January 2021.

Utility Research Experience: Evaluated emerging technologies for the research and development group at Los Angeles County Sanitation District’s Joint Water Pollution Control Plant.


Conduct process engineering research to advance resource recovery from organic waste streams by setting up bioreactor experiments, conducting analytical tests, developing process models, and performing data analysis.


Start date at U-M: July 2016

Start date in CEE: February 2021

Hometown: Folsom, CA

Advice for new students: Balance in life is essential. Pursue passionately what interests you and take advantage of the amazing variety of U-M and community resources available.

Favorite quote: “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.” – Mark Twain

Favorite free time activities or hobbies: Soccer addict, running enthusiast, and dog lover