Research Advisory Council

The Research Advisory Council is body of technical advisors that provides oversight and coordination among WE&RF's six research program areas. The Council evaluates strategic plans for research in each program area and makes funding recommendations based on subscriber priorities and the maximum impact on water quality.

Former Water Environment Research Foundation Research Council Members

Chair
Rajendra P. Bhattarai, P.E., BCEE
Austin Water Utility
Austin, TX


Vice-Chair
Art K. Umble, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
MWH Global
Broomfield, CO


Donald Gray (Gabb), Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Oakland, CA


Scott G. Hutchins
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, D.C.


Mark W. LeChevallier, Ph.D.
American Water
Voorhees, NJ 


Ted McKim, P.E., BCEE
Reedy Creek Improvement District
Lake Buena Vista, FL


Former WateReuse Research Advisory Council Members


Chair
Mark W. LeChevallier, Ph.D.
American Water
Voorhees, NJ


Vice-Chair 
Phillip Rolchigo, Ph.D.
Pentair
Minneapolis, MN


Gary Amy, Ph.D.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


Nicholas J. Ashbolt, Ph.D.
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta


Judy Blackbeard, Ph.D.
Melbourne Water Corporation
Melbourne, Australia


Amy E. Childress, Ph.D.
University of Southern California

Rick Cisterna
Natural Systems Utilities, Inc.
Hillsborough, NJ


Shahla Farahnak
California State Water Resources Control Board
Sacramento, CA


Adam D. Festger
Trojan Technologies
Tucson, AZ  


Christopher Impellitteri, Ph.D.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, OH


Chance Lauderdale
HDR
Denver, CO


Joan Oppenheimer
MWH
Arcadia, CA








Carol J. Miller, Ph.D., P.E.
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI


Per Henrik Nielsen
VCS Denmark
Odense, Denmark


James (Jim) J. Pletl, Ph.D.
Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Virginia Beach, VA


Andrew D. Sawyers, Ph.D.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, D.C.


Michael K. Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE 
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 


Kenneth J. Williamson, Ph.D., P.E.
Clean Water Services
Hillsboro, OR


John Willis, P.E., BCEE
Brown and Caldwell
Atlanta, GA





Yuliana E. Porras-Mendoza
Bureau of Reclamation
Denver, CO


Keel Robinson
Xylem, Inc.
Walnut Creek, CA


Andrew Salveson
Carollo Engineers
Walnut Creek, CA


Larry Schimmoller
CH2M
Englewood, CO


Kellogg Schwab, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD


Ben Stanford, Ph.D.
Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.
Raleigh, NC


George Tchobanoglous, Ph.D.
University of California – Davis
Davis, CA


Patricia Tennyson
Katz & Associates
San Diego, CA


R. Shane Trussell, Ph.D.
Trussell Technologies, Inc.
San Diego, CA


Randall Watts, Ph.D.
Merck
West Point, PA


Michael Wehner
Orange County Water District
Fountain Valley, CA


Jimmy Yu, Ph.D.
PepsiCo
Hawthorne, NY