Water and Wastewater Treatment Faculty and Staff

The Center works with many talented faculty and associates both on and off campus to provide quality water research. Below are the faculty associates at Tennessee Tech with whom the Center works to explore the field of water and wastewater treatment. To learn more about each faculty member, follow the links from their names to their department or professional Web pages.

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Pedro Arce, University Distinguished Faculty Fellow-Professor & Chair
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(931) 372-3189
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 214 Webpage

Electrokinetics (Electrophoresis, Environmental Proteomics and Health Care Informatics, EK-Soil Cleaning) • Advanced Oxidation Processes (Non-thermal Plasma, Photocatalysis, UV Processes) • Nano-structured (soft) Materials (Morphological Effects, Optimization of Separation Efficiency) • Engineering Education (High Performance Learning Environments, Hi-PeLE; Critical Thinking, Innovation and Creativity).

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Sharon Berk, Professor
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(931) 372-3451
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 435

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Tania Datta, Assistant Professor
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(931) 372-3446
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 333Resume/CV

Dr. Datta is a newly appointed faculty member in the Center for Management, Utilization & Protection of Water Resources and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research interests include:

  • Biological Wastewater Treatment Design
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Bioenergy Production through Anaerobic Processes
  • Resource Recovery from Organic Waste Streams
  • Role of Microorganisms in Natural Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Developing Low-Cost Technologies for Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries

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Dennis George, P.E., Director of the Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources; Interim Director of the School of Environmental Studies; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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(931) 372-3609
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 233

Expertise in natural and engineered systems for control of contaminants in the environment

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John Harwood, Professor
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(931) 372-3473
Foster Hall (FOST) 222 Webpage
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Expertise in analytical/environmental chemistry; aquatic chemistry; analysis of molecular markers of pollution; ecological stressor analysis; sociology of environmental decision making.

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Gordon Stearman, Professor
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(931) 372-3528
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 340

Expertise in organic farm compost and irrigation treatments in vegetable plots; developing innovative extraction and analytical methods; studying fate and transport of anthropogenic chemicals in soil; developing constructed wetland systems for cleanup of water runoff in nurseries; developing best management systems for control of urban nonpoint source pollutants.

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Lenly Weathers PE, Associate Professor
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(931) 372-6539
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 339

Expertise in fate and transport of pollutants in the environment; transformation of chlorinated compounds; oxidized metals and other pollutants in anaerobic environments in the presence of metallic iron

 

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