Water Security: Resources and Quality

Meet the experts

Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan

Professor, Department Chair
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Research Interests

‌Reactor engineering; transport-kinetic integration; advanced measurement and computational techniques

Baojun Bai

Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests

Conformance control to reduce excess water production using gels, especially preformed particle gels; chemical EOR methods, including polymer flooding, polymer-surfactant flooding, MEOR (biosurfactant), and Wettability alteration for carbonate reservoirs; CO2 and CO2 foam flooding; shale gas development; geological carbon sequestration; reservoir numerical simulation; multiphase flow in porous media

Joel Burken

Chair
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Phytoforensics; phytoremediation and natural treatment systems; biological wastewater treatment; constructed wetlands; green remediation

Daniel Oerther

Professor
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Environmental biotechnology and sustainable development with a special emphasis on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH); food safety, security and nutrition; and poverty alleviation using design thinking and social entrepreneurship

Jianmin Wang

Professor
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Sustainable technologies for advanced wastewater treatment; synergistic toxic effect of nanoparticles and heavy metals; fate and transport of heavy metals in natural and engineered system