Faculty and Staff

Dr. Gregory Schwartz

Gregory Schwartz Ph.D.
Office: 08-103
Phone: 805.756.0303
Email: gschwa01@calpoly.edu     



Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of the Cal Poly BRAE department. He received both his M.S. and Doctorate  in Biosystems Engineering with a concentration in aquaculture and wastewater engineering from Clemson University. Before coming back to Cal Poly to teach, he worked for Kent BioEnergy, an aquaculture company in Mecca, CA for 11 years. He has extensive research experience and several publications in his area of expertise. Dr. Schwartz is currently working on an USDA grant: Algae for Conversion of Manure Nutrients to Animal Feed. 


  • Biological waste treatment
  • Bioresource systems analysis 
  • Bioenergy


  • BRAE 203 - Agricultural Systems Analysis
  • BRAE 320 - Principles of BioResource Energy
  • BRAE 348 - Energy for a Sustainable Society
  • BRAE 448 - Bioconversion​


  • Quarter Scale Club Co-Advisor
  • Future Fuels Club Co-Advisor
  • Poly Phonics Club Advisor

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