Stanford Experts

Craig Criddle

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


(650) 723-9032



Craig Criddle specializes in microbial biotechnology for recovery of clean water, renewable energy, and renewable materials. He has led research teams focused on groundwater bioremediation, biological wastewater treatment and reuse, and bioplastics from organic waste feedstocks. He has many refereed publications and patents and is co-author with award-winning San Francisco cartoonist Larry Gonick of the “Cartoon Guide to Chemistry”, a widely used supplement for high school and first year college chemistry classes. At present, he directs the Codiga Resource Recovery Center at Stanford. The Center’s goals are to accelerate development and adoption of promising resource recovery technologies and to train and inspire a new generation of students for continued innovation.