RESEARCHERS AND STAFF

Our dedicated researchers and staff at USC Rewater are collaborators in pioneering sustainable water solutions. Together, we drive innovation to address water scarcity and ensure a resilient future.

Raven Althouse(1)

Raven Althouse

Evaluating membrane biofilm reactors (MBfRs) to enhance efficiency of biological nutrient-removal processes in water reuse

Jeff Mosher

Jeff Mosher

Advisory Board

General Manager
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

Tom Pankratz

Tom Pankratz

Advisory Board

Editor of Water Desalination Report
Global Water Intelligence

Sharon Nappier

Sharon Nappier, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Advisory Board

National Program Leader for Water Reuse
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Dawn Morrison

Dawn A. Morrison, Ph.D.

Advisory Board

Geographer
US Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC-CERL

Shane Trussell

Shane Trussell, P.E., Ph.D.

President and C.E.O. Trussell Technology

 

Researchers and Staff

Amy Childress

CENTER DIRECTOR
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adam Smith

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dan McCurry

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr. Shiao-Ping Siao Yen Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adam Simpson

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dan Druhora

Filmmaker, Lecturer
Director of New Initiatives

Students

Childress Research Group

Kexin (Kathy) Ma

Quantifying real-time compaction of biofilms

Martijn Bindels

Understanding salinity cycling in high recovery desalination systems

Bana Dahdah

Synergistic Integration Of Potable Reuse And Desalination Systems For Flexible And Reliable Water Supplies

Shounak Joshi

Membrane processes for zero liquid discharge: wetting and compaction in membrane distillation

Weijian Ding

Novel method development for quantifying real-time compaction of water treatment membranes

Smith Research Group

Raven Althouse

Evaluating membrane biofilm reactors (MBfRs) to enhance efficiency of biological nutrient-removal processes in water reuse

Connor Sauceda

Investigating the role of electroactive bacteria in wastewater treatment and
resource recovery

Harmita Golwala

Improving an efficacy of Anaerobic membrane bioreactor to enhance water reclamation while mitigating antibiotic resistance and microplastics

Christelle Sawaya

PFAS fate in emerging environmental biotechnologies

Bianca Costa

PFAS fate in emerging environmental biotechnologies

McCurry Research Group

Aarti Visswanathan

Current ERDC research project title
Investigating nitrate formation during wastewater ozonation

Xiao Yang

Using probe compounds to measure aldehyde’s reaction constants with •OH and Cl• under UV light

Marella Schammel

Development of a new mass spectrometry-based total organic chlorine analytical method to assess the safety of the UV/chlorine advanced oxidation process

Haotian Cai

Saturated hydrocarbons amine chlorination to nitroalkanes