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David Reckhow, PhD, has been a research professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts since 1985. His teaching and research areas include general aquatic chemistry, chemical oxidation of organic compounds in water, coagulation processes, removal of chemical pollutants in water, and aquatic organic matter in natural systems and drinking water.


Dr. Reckhow has recently served as Director of the Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems, an EPA drinking water center. He is also the Principal Investigator for many projects on natural organic matter, and anthropogenic contaminants in water, including PFAS and disinfection byproducts.

Reckhow has a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and Stanford University, respectively. His PhD in Environmental Engineering is from the University of North Carolina.

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