Volodymyr V. Tarabara

Volodymyr  Tarabara
  • Professor
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 3564 Engineering Building
  • 428 S. Shaw Lane
  • East Lansing MI 48824
  • 517-432-1755




Dr. Volodymyr Tarabara joined MSU and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2004.  His research interests are in the interdisciplinary area at the junction of colloid and interface science and separation science.  Most of the current work focuses on membrane processes and materials with projects on emulsion separation, virus removal by porous membranes, and catalytic membrane reactors. Dr. Tarabara is a member of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, International Water Association, and North American Membrane Society and serves as a Special Issues Editor of the ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering. At MSU, he teaches courses on environmental transport and unit processes.


  • The junction of colloid and interface science and separation science
  • Membrane processes and materials
  • Emulsion separation
  • Virus removal by porous membranes
  • Catalytic membrane reactors