K. Richard Tsang, PhD, PE, BCEE
Dr. Richard Tsang is a nationally recognized expert in wastewater treatment process design, inspired by new technologies and new ideas. He’s led design or provided technical review for dozens of major wastewater treatment plants, both in his home region of the Southeast U.S. and around the Americas.
Recently, he led the solids process design for the 365 million-gallon-per-day Canoas WWTP in Bogota, Columbia, the largest greenfield wastewater plant the firm has ever designed. He was also one of the technical leaders of DC Water’s award-winning thermal hydrolysis bioenergy design-build project.
Doing great work means being a part of collaborative teams contributing to top-notch projects, and with over three decades spent at CDM Smith, Richard is no stranger to collaborating with the brightest in the field. As he puts it, “Discussing project issues with clients and colleagues and finding solutions is the best part of my job.”
“Our leadership’s focus on doing the right thing for our clients and our staff resonates with me. We’re here to solve our clients’ problems; we listen to understand what needs to be done, then come up with the best solution,” he says.