Gary Amy, Ph.D.

Faculty

​Emeritus Professor

Research Interest

  • ​Membrane technology
  • Innovative adsorbents
  • Ozone/advanced oxidation
  • River bank filtration and soil aquifer treatment
  • Natural organic matter and disinfection by-products
  • Organic and inorganic micropollutants​

Selected Publications

  • Hybrid SBR-FO system for wastewater treatment and reuse: Operation, fouling and cleaning 
    R. Valladares Linares, Z. Li, V. Yangali-Quintanilla, Q. Li, J.S. Vrouwenvelder, G.L. Amy,...
    Desalination, Volume 393, pp. 31-38, (2016)
  • Effect of operating parameters and membrane characteristics on air gap membrane distillation performance for the tr... 
    J. Xu, Y.B. Singh, G.L. Amy, N. Ghaffour
    Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 512, pp. 73-82, (2016)
  • Marine bacterial transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) and TEP precursors: Characterization and RO fouling potenti... 
    S. Li, H. Winters, S. Jeong, A.-H. Emwas, S. Vigneswaran, G.L. Amy
    Desalination, Volume 379, pp. 68-74, (2016)
  • Membrane fouling and anti-fouling strategies using RO retentate from a municipal water recycling plant as the feed ... 
    S.C. Chen, G.L. Amy, T.-S. Chung
    Water Research, Volume 88, pp. 144-155, (2016)
  • A novel integrated thermal-/membrane-based solar energy-driven hybrid desalination system: Concept description and ... 
    Y.-D. Kim, K. Thu, K.C. Ng, G.L. Amy, N. Ghaffour
    Water Research, Volume 100, 7-19, (2016)
  • Graphene-Coated Hollow Fiber Membrane as the Cathode in Anaerobic Electrochemical Membrane Bioreactors - Effect of ... 
    C.M. Werner, K.P. Katuri, H.A. Rao, W. Chen, Z. Lai, B.E. Logan, G.L. Amy, P.E. Saikaly
    Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 50, Issue 8, pp. 4439-4447, (2016)
  • A Novel Anaerobic Electrochemical Membrane Bioreactor (AnEMBR) with Conductive Hollow-fiber Membrane for Treatment ... 
    K.P. Katuri, C.M. Werner, R.J. Jimenez-Sandoval, W. Chen, S. Jeon, B.E. Logan, Z. Lai, G.L...
    Environ. Sci. Technol., 48 (21), 12833-12841, (2014)
  • A synergetic hybridization of adsorption cycle with the multi-effect distillation (MED) 
    K. Thu, Y.-D. Kim, G.L. Amy, W.G. Chun, K.C. Ng
    Applied Thermal Engineering, volume 62, issue 1, 245-255, (2014)
  • Algal blooms: an emerging threat to seawater reverse osmosis desalination 
    L.O. Villacorte, S.A.A. Tabatabai, N. Dhakal, G.L. Amy, J.C. Schippers, M.D. Kennedy
    Desalination and Water Treatment, volume 55, issue 10, 2601-2611, (2015)
  • A hybrid multi-effect distillation and adsorption cycle 
    K. Thu, Y.-D. Kim, G.L. Amy, W.G. Chun, K.C. Ng
    Applied Energy, 104, 810-82, (2013)

Education

  • ​Ph.D., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, USA, 1978
  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering, San Jose State University, USA, 1971
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, San Jose State University, USA​, 1970

Professional Profile

  • ​2009–2014: Director of WDRC and Professor of Environmental Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2005–2009: Professor of Water Supply and Sanitation, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
  • 2005–Present: Emeritus Professor of Environmental Engineering, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • 1990–2005: Professor of Environmental Engineering, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • 2003–2004: German Research Foundation (DFG) Mercator Guest Professor, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • 2001: Visiting Distinguished Research Scientist, Kyoto University, Japan
  • 1996–1997: Visiting Research Scientist/Engineer, Compagnie Generale des Eaux and Universite de Pointiers, France​

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Member, International Water Association
  • Member, American Water Works Association​

Awards

  • ​Nominated for AP Black Research Award by American Water Works Association (AWWA),  2005
  • Served as Doctorate Dissertation Advisor to NoHwa Lee, Recipient of the First Place AWWA Academic Achievement Award for Best Dissertation, 2004
  • Recipient of Fulbright Award for Germany, 2003–2004
  • Invited as Distinguished Lecturer, Korea Brain 21 Program,  2002
  • Co-recipient of AWWA Publication Award, Best Paper in Journal AWWA, 199

Research Interests Keywords

​Membrane technology Innovative adsorbents Ozone/advanced oxidation River bank filtration and soil aquifer treatment Natural organic matter and disinfection by-products Organic and inorganic micropollutants