Bio


Sebastien is the Director of Operations at the Codiga Resource Recovery Center at Stanford University, a test-bed facility dedicated to accelerating the scale-up of innovative resource recovery systems. Prior to joining Stanford, he worked in the Process Engineering group at Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. He has also designed and implemented several decentralized anaerobic wastewater treatment systems in Panama, and a waterless sanitation service in Haiti. He holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.E. in Civil Engineering from Cooper Union. He was a Fulbright scholar, an NDSEG fellow, and an EPA STAR fellow.

Academic Appointments


  • Engr Res Assoc, Civil and Environmental Engineering

All Publications


  • User perceptions of and willingness to pay for household container-based sanitation services: experience from Cap Haitien, Haiti ENVIRONMENT AND URBANIZATION Russel, K., Tilmans, S., Kramer, S., Sklar, R., Tillias, D., Davis, J. 2015; 27 (2): 525-540
  • Container-based sanitation: assessing costs and effectiveness of excreta management in Cap Haitien, Haiti ENVIRONMENT AND URBANIZATION Tilmans, S., Russel, K., Sklar, R., Page, L., Kramer, S., Davis, J. 2015; 27 (1): 89-104
  • The potential for financing small-scale wastewater treatment through resource recovery: experience from Bocas del Toro, Panama JOURNAL OF WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE FOR DEVELOPMENT Tilmans, S., Diaz-Hernandez, A., Nyman, E., Davis, J. 2014; 4 (3): 449-459