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Assistant Professor

Short Biography

Kerri Hickenbottom joined the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona as an assistant professor in fall 2017. She looks forward to continuing her research and working with university centers (i.e., WEST and ALEC) and undergraduate and graduate students in ChEE. She also plans to disseminate her research to the broader community by working with K-12 outreach programs, including the New Start Summer Program and STEM Learning Center at the University of Arizona.

Educational Qualifications
•    Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
•    M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
•    B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno

•    Novel engineered systems for resource recovery and reclamation of concentrate streams
•    Technical, economic and environmental life cycle impacts of a hybrid, membrane-based process (pressure retarded osmosis-membrane distillation) for energy generation from low-grade heat
•    Forward osmosis for advanced treatment and recovery of drilling wastewater from hydraulic fracturing
•    Membrane distillation for management of concentrate streams
•    Concentrate management
•    Novel membrane processes for advanced resource recovery from waste streams
•    Environmental life-cycle assessment

Courses Taught
•    CHEE 370: Environmental Water Engineering
•    CHEE 400: Environmental Engineering Laboratory I
•    CHEE 474/574: Fate and Transport Processes in Environmental Engineering
•    CHEE 476A/576A: Water Treatment System Design
•    CHEE 476B/576B: Wastewater Treatment Design System
•    CHEE 676: Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment


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