Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering, New Mexico State University
Areas of Expertise
Water quality and quantity, energy demand, and their impacts on people and the environment are some of the greatest challenges that humanity is facing in the 21stcentury. Given the energy intensity of existing water infrastructures and the prospect that water demands will soon exceed supplies in many areas, it is critical to develop sustainable technologies for water and wastewater treatment. My research focuses on developing innovative technologies to augment water supplies from impaired water resources (such as wastewater, brackish water and contaminated waters) while balancing energy consumption, economic benefits, ecological impacts, and social acceptance. My research areas include water and wastewater engineering; membrane processes; desalination; potable and non-potable water reuse; produced water treatment; oxidation and photocatalysis; biological and bioelectrochemical processes; removal of emerging contaminants; membrane fouling.
I am always looking for bright and motivated students to join my research group. Interested students should send me their CV and transcripts via email.