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Research Advisory Board


Projects sponsored under NWRI's research program are reviewed and evaluated by the NWRI Research Advisory Board (RAB), which has assisted in guiding the institute since 1991.

The RAB members represent expertise from academia, private sectors, public utilities, and regulatory agencies.  Learn more about the RAB here (PDF).

RAB members include:

Takashi Asano, Ph.D., P.E.
University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)

Robert K. Bastian
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Washington, DC)

William A. Blomquist, Ph.D.
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)

Robert P. Carnahan, Ph.D., P.E., D.E.E.
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc. (Temple Terrace, FL)

Harvey F. Collins, Ph.D., P.E.
Environmental Engineer Consultant (Sacramento, CA)

William J. Cooper, Ph.D., P.E.
Urban Water Research Center (Irvine, CA)

Joseph A. Cotruvo, Ph.D.
Joseph Cotruvo Associates (Washington, DC)

James Crook, Ph.D., P.E.
Water Reuse Consultant (Boston, MA)

Shannon Cunniff
U.S. Department of Defense (Washington, DC)

Rula A. Deeb, Ph.D.
Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. (Emeryville, CA)

Jack DeMarco
Consultant (Cincinnati, OH)

Leonard L. Dueker, P.E.
DCI, Inc. (Mesa, AZ)

Steven J. Duranceau, Ph.D., P.E.
University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

James S. Dusenbury, Ph.D.
U.S. Army Tank Automotive RD&E Center (Warren, MI)

David H. Furukawa, P.E., Ch.E.
Separation Consultants, Inc. (Poway, CA)

Douglas R. Lloyd, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)

Bruce A. Macler, Ph.D.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (San Francisco, CA)

Mohsen Mehran, Ph.D
Rubicon Engineering (Irvine, CA)

Perry McCarty, Sc.D.

Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Patricia L. Meinhardt, MD, MPH, MA
Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Ithica, NY)

James E.T. Moncur, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)

Charles I. Noss, Sc.D.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Raleigh, NC)

Pankaj Parekh, D.Env.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (Los Angeles, CA)

J. Robert Paterek, Ph.D.
Bioenergy Science and Technology (Naperville, IL)

Stanley L. Ponce, Ph.D.
U.S. Geological Survey (Frederick, MD)

Robert L. Riley
Separation Systems Technology (San Diego, CA)

Joan B. Rose, Ph.D.
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

Richard H. Sakaji, Ph.D., P.E.
East Bay Municipal Utility District (Oakland, CA)

Bahman Sheikh, Ph.D., P.E.
Independent Water Reuse Consultant (San Francisco, CA)

JoAnn Silverstein, Ph.D., P.E.
University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)

Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)

Roy F. Spalding, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE)

Michael K. Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E.

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

George Tchobanoglous, Ph.D., P.E.
University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)

Mark A. Thompson
Schlumberger Water Services (Denver, CO)

Walter J. Weber, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., DEE
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)