Research Scientists

Alla Alpatova, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Membrane separation processes, Water desalination, Catalytically active membranes, Advanced oxidation processes

Bastiaan Blankert, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Process control, Modeling, Membrane processes, Optimization, System design, Pilot scale research, Membrane fouling, Membrane integrity

Buddha Shrestha, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​​Hydrophobic interaction, Bio-lubrication, Bio-adhesion, Electrochemistry, Catalysis

Graciela Gonzalez-Gil, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Microbial ecology, Biofilms architecture and ecology, Drinking water, Environmental biotechnology

Kasper Johansen, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Remote sensing, Agriculture, Satellite, High spatial resolution, Geographic object-based image analysis, UAV1, Airborne, Multi-spectral, LiDAR, Thermal, Hyper-spectral, Image processing

Krishna Katuri, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Electro-microbiology, Microbial electrochemical systems, Electrochemical membrane bioreactors, Molecular microbial ecology, Bioreactors (aerobic & anaerobic bioprocesses) design for waste treatment and fermentation processes

Luca Fortunato, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Membrane fouling, In-situ monitoring, Water Treatment, Membrane distillation, Desalination

M Kum Ja, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Optimization chiller, Evaporative cooling, Dessicant dehumidification, Microwave dehumidification, Membrane dehumidification

Muhammad Ali, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Biological wastewater treatment, Biological nitrogen transformation, Anaerobic ammonium oxidation​

Muhammad Burhan, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Solar Energy Systems, Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV), Water Electrolysis, Ozone Water Treatment, Wastewater Electrolytic Treatment, Hydrogen Energy

Nadia Farhat, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Water Treatment, Desalination, reverse osmosis, Biofouling, non-destructive imaging

Sarah Kerdi, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Membrane filtration processes, Water desalination, Fouling, Spacer design, Material sciences, Catalysis, Chemical formulation

Sofiane Soukane, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Process design and scale-up, Multi-scale modeling and simulation

Szilard Bucs

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Research Interests: Desalination, Wastewater Treatment1, Forward Osmosis, reverse osmosis, Biofouling

Tiannyu Wang, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Bacteria engineering, Biocatalyst, Water safety

Zahid Rehman, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Microbiology, Biofouling