Johannes Vrouwenvelder, Ph.D.

Professor | Center Director

Research Interests: Biofouling, Water Treatment, Biofilms, Transport and distribution, Biological stability / regrowth, Microbial water quality, Membrane fouling, Biofilm monitors, On-line sensors

Matthew McCabe, Ph.D.

Professor | ​​​​​​​​Associate Director

Research Interests: Hydrology, Remote sensing, Climate change, Agriculture, Evaporation, Water resources, Satellite, ​UAV

Kim Choon NG, Ph.D.


Research Interests: ​Solar-powered adsorption desalination, Thermal desalination,, ​Membrane-based dehumidification​

Noreddine Ghaffour, Ph.D.


Research Interests: ​Innovative desalination technologies and hybrid systems (Membrane Distillation,, Forward Osmosis, Adsorption Desalination, Membrane fouling and scaling, Innovative membrane cleaning methods, Fouling indices, RO pretreatment and intake systems, RO systems design and optimization, Desalination economics, Renewable energy-driven integrated desalination technologies

Geert-Jan Witkamp, Ph.D.


Research Interests: Water, Crystallization, Thermodynamics, Supercritical carbon dioxide, Natural deep eutectic solvents, Green solvents

Peng Wang, Ph.D.


Research Interests: ​Nanomaterial, Water, Solar energy, Surface wettability, Membrane, Lithography

Cristian Picioreanu, Ph.D.


Research Interests: Numerical modeling, Biofilms, Membrane engineering, Bioreactor engineering, Multi-scale simulations, Water Treatment

Pascal Saikaly, Ph.D.

​​​Associate Professor​

Research Interests: Microbial Electrochemical Technology, Aerobic Granular Sludge, Anammox

Peiying Hong, Ph.D.

​Associate Professor

Research Interests: ​Microbial safety, biotechnology,, water reuse, water quality, antibiotic resistance, anaerobic processes

Himanshu Mishra, Ph.D.

​​​​​​​​​​​Associate Professor

Research Interests: Bio-inspired technologies for food-water security, Capillarity, Surface forces, Nanoconfined liquids, Chemistry at water interfaces

Gary Amy, Ph.D.

​Emeritus Professor

Research Interests: ​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