Postdoctoral Researchers and Technicians
Dr. Ayse Bozlaker (2011 – 2018), Research Focus: Trace metals measurements in aerosols including lanthanoids and platinum group metals; long-range dust transport, mobile sources, industrial sources, and source apportionment.
Dr. Suresh Kumar Danadurai (2009 –2011), Research Focus: ICP-MS for trace element measurements.
Dr. Ramesh Sharma (2005 – 2006), Research Focus: Nanofiltration transport phenomena.
Mr. Ganesh Ghurye (2001 – 2002), Research Focus: Trace element measurements in aerosols.
Mr. Bilal Abada (2016 – present), Research Focus: Surface characterization and chemical cleaning of high-pressure membranes for water reuse applications.
Mr. Sourav Das (2016 – present), Research Focus: Particulate trace metals, mineral dust, and source apportionment including mobile sources.
Mr. Kunal Gupta (2016 – present), Research Focus: Low-pressure membrane fouling control including backwashing.
Mr. Kyungho Kim (2016 – present), Research Focus: Microbial behavior and removal during drinking water treatment.
Dr. Mutiara Ayu Sari (graduated 2017). Dissertation title: Aluminum (electro)coagulation and membrane filtration for purification of impaired waters: Applications to surface water, hydraulic fracturing wastewater, and water reuse
Dr. Charan Tej Tanneru (graduated 2014). Dissertation title: Bacteria and virus control by electrochemical coagulation and microfiltration
Dr. Nicholas J. Spada (graduated 2014). Dissertation title: Detection and Characterization of Size- and Time-Resolved Particulate Matter Using Enhanced Optical and Elemental Analyses: Implications for Anthropogenic Source Identification in the Houston Ship Channel Area
Dr. Neranga Gamage (graduated 2014). Dissertation title: Electrocoagulation Pretreatment for Microfiltration of Surface Water: Mechanisms of Fouling and Its Control
Dr. Appala R. Badireddy (graduated 2009). Dissertation title: Interactions of bacteria and viruses with membranes and nanoparticles: Characterization of extracellular polymeric substances and photoinactivation of bacteriophages by fullerol nanoparticles
Dr. Pranav S. Kulkarni (graduated 2007). Dissertation title: Analysis of trace metals in atmospheric fine particles using ICP-MS: Source characterization and implications for air pollution management strategies in the greater Houston area
Dr. Yongki Shim (graduated 2007). Dissertation title: Mechanisms of amino acids nanofiltration: Steric, electrostatic, and adsorptive effects
Dr. Wendong Xu (graduated 2005). Dissertation title: Blocking laws analysis of dead-end microfiltration: A study of cake compressibility, deposit rearrangement, bacterial fouling, and operational mode
Dr. Ramesh R. Sharma (graduated 2005). Dissertation title: Temperature effects on transport of water, charged, and uncharged solutes across polymeric thin film composite nanofiltration membranes: an investigation into pore-transport mechanisms and electrokinetic properties
Mr. Mahith Nadella (2018-present). Research topic: Frac water purification by coagulation
Mr. Darpan Chorghe (graduated 2017). Thesis title: Boron removal from hydraulic fracturing wastewater using conventional aluminum and iron coagulation: processes and uptake mechanisms
Ms. Grishma Shetty (graduated 2002). Thesis title: Predicting contaminant removal during municipal drinking water nanofiltration using semi-empirical models and artificial neural networks
Ms. Rachana Agrawal (graduated 2002). Thesis title: Performance characterization of a polymeric thin film composite nanofiltration membrane between 5 – 23 °C
Ms. Ashima Bagga (graduated 2007). Thesis title: Evaluation of iron chemical coagulation and electro-coagulation pretreatment for surface water microfiltration
Mr. Chunhua (Peter) Deng (graduated 2009).
Ms. Ashley Wilson (2018 – present)
Ms. Lauren Shoffner (2018 – present)
Ms. Emma Valentine (2018 – present)
Ms. Hailey Mueller Lavigne (2018 – present)
Ms. Sarah Christnacht (2017 – present)
Ms. Rachel Coker (2017 – 2018)
Ms. Emily Opperman (2017)
Ms. Erica Yarbrough (2017 – 2018)
Ms. Samantha Wilson (2016 – 2018)
Ms. Katie McNeal (2016 – 2017)
Mr. Christopher Hivnor (2016)
Mr. Seth Pedersen (2015)
Mr. Chris Wiggs (2014 – 2015)
Mr. Gregory Malek (2013)
Mr. Jose Tusell (2012 – 2013) & Mr. Eliazar Nava (2012 – 2014)
Ms. Tania Arauz (2011 – 2012) & Ms. Hayley Redweik (2011 – 2012)
Ms. Yanet Cuddus (2010 – 2011)
Mr. William Payne King (2010 – 2012)
Ms. Allison Pekkanen (2010)
Ms. Emilie Krause (2005)
Mr. Keyur Patel (2000)
High School Students
Ms. Stephanie Brown (2017 – present)
K-12 teachers and other funded personnel
Mr. Patrick Goertz (St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School)
Ms. Liz Raska (Galena Park ISD; 2011)
Ms. Sicily Chiu (University of Philippines; 2011)
Ms. Tammie LaBiche (Galena Park ISD; 2010)
Mr. Bhoom Reddy Korpol (2007 – 2008)
Ms. Sima Mathews (Galena Park ISD; 2005 and 2006)
Mr. Steven Statt (Alief ISD; 2003)
Mr. Mahesh Balasubramanian (2003)
Ms. Mei Liu (2002)
Mr. Satyajit Ketkar (2000)