• Current Research

    Amplifies Water Research

    • Convenes the capabilities of the Current Research Consortium, a global center of excellence in water research and technology development comprised of world-class universities and utilities

    • Delivers advanced fundamental science and practical, outcome-based applied research
       
    • Aligns member research capabilities with market-driven opportunities

    • Pursues new research funding opportunities and cross-institutional/international partnerships

     

     

    The Current Research Consortium features broad capabilities across myriad disciplines. Current Research directs these capabilities to address critical regional, national and global questions in water, wastewater, and storm water.

     

    To find researchers working in your area or applications of interest, to see the latest and recurring funding opportunities in water, to get information on the water-related regional events, and to view government and industry resources on the critical water-related issues, go to Current Research platform here.

  • Current Research Consortium Member Institutions

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    City of Chicago Department of Water Management logo
    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago logo
    Northwestern University logo
    University of Chicago logo
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign logo
  • Scientific Leadership Committee

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    Dr. Brian Chaplin

    University of Illinois at Chicago

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    Dr. Marcelo Garcia

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain

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    Dr. Aaron Packman

    Northwestern

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    Dr. May Wu

    Argonne National Laboratory

    Head shot of Heng Zhang

    Dr. Heng Zhang

    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

  • Research Capabilities

    Biology And Chemistry

     

    • Anaerobic digestion
    • Microbiome
    • Purification

    Materials

     

    • Design, synthesis, and integration for water-energy technologies
    • Membranes and Sorbents

    System

    • Sensor and imaging - design and deployment
    • Food – energy –water systems
    • Nutrient recovery and management

    Analysis

    • High-performance computing – molecular to infrastructure
    • Systems analysis, optimization, and risk assessment
    • Urban sustainability and resilience – water reuse, stormwater, green infrastructure
    • Economics and life-cycle assessment
    • Energy-water nexus planning, including policy, economic, and societal impacts

  • Water Research At Consortium Member Institutions

  • Argonne National Laboratory

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    Dr. Seth Darling

    Argonne Institute for Molecular Engineering Director

    Head shot of Jeffrey Elam

    Dr. Jeffrey Elam

    Sr. Chemist / Group Leader, Functional Coatings

    Head shot of Supratik Guha

    Dr. Supratik Guha

    Division Director, Nanoscience and Technology

    Head shot of John Hummel

    Dr. John Hummel

    Program Lead, Integrated Resiliency Analysis

    Head shot of Michael Kaminski

    Dr. Michael Kaminski

    Principal Materials Engineer / Group Leader

    Head shot of Vladimir Koritarov

    Vladimir Koritarov

    Manager, CEEESA Power Systems

    Head shot of Kirk LaGory

    Dr. Kirk LaGory

    Department Head, Water and Aquatic Resources

    Head shot of Yupo Lin

    Dr. Yupo Lin

    ElectroChemical and Bioprocessing Engineer

    Head shot of Di-Jai Liu

    Dr. Di-Jai Liu

    Senior Chemist

    Head shot of Shruti Mishra

    Dr. Shruti Mishra

    Computational Economist

    Head shot of Cristina Negri

    M. Cristina Negri

    Environmental Science Division Director

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    Dr. John Quinn

    Principal Hydrogeology Specialist

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    Dr. Cheng Wang

    Assistant Environmental Systems Engineer

     

    May Wu

    Dr. May Wu

    Principal Environmental System Analyst

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    Dr. Eugene Yan

    Earth Scientist

    Head shot of Zhi Zhou

    Dr. Zhi Zhou

    Principal Computational Scientist

  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

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    Dr. Dominic Brose

    Environmental Soil Scientist

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    Dr. Albert Cox

    Managing Scientist

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    Dr. Joseph Kozak

    Supervising Environmental Research Scientist

    Head shot of Kuldip Kumar

    Dr. Kuldip Kumar

    Senior Environmental Soil Scientist

    Head shot of Tom Minarik

    Tom Minarik Jr.

    Head of Aquatic Biology

    Head shot of Olawale Oladeji

    Dr. Olawale Oladeji

    Environmental Soil Scientist

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    Ed Podczerwinski

    Director, Monitoring & Research

    Head shot of Cindy Qin

    Dr. Cindy Qin

    Environmental Research Scientist

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    Dr. Guanglong Tian

    Supervising Environmental Soil Scientist

    Head shot of Jennifer Wasik

    Jennifer Wasik

    Supervising Aquatic Biologist

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    Fenghua Yang

    Senior Environmental Research Scientist

    Head shot of Heng Zhang

    Dr. Heng Zhang

    Assistant Director of Monitoring and Research

  • Northwestern University

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    Dr. William Dichtel

    Professor of Chemistry

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    Dr. Jennifer Dunn

    Research Assistant Professor

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    Dr. Kimberly Gray

    Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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    Dr. Erica Hartmann

    Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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    Dr. Derk Joester

    Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

    Head shot of Harold Kung

    Dr. Harold Kung

    Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

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    Dr. Bill Miller

    Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

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    Richard Lueptow, Sc.D.
    Professor and Senior Associate Dean

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    Dr. Aaron Packman

    Director, Center for Water Research

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    Dr. Kyoo Chul Park

    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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    Dr. Neelesh Patankar

    Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Dr. George Wells

    Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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    Dr. Fruma Yehiely

    Associate Vice President for Research

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    Dr. Sera Young

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

  • University Of Chicago

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    Dr. Dorian Abbot

    Associate Professor of Geophysical Sciences

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    Dr. David Archer

    Professor of Geophysical Sciences

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    Dr. Juan de Pablo

    Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering

    Head shot of Giulia Galli

    Dr. Giulia Galli

    Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering

    Head shot of Jack Gilbert

    Dr. Jack Gilbert

    Faculty Director, The Microbiome Center

    Head shot of Malte Jansen

    Dr. Malte Jansen

    Assistant Professor of Geophysical Sciences

    Head shot of Douglas MacAyeal

    Dr. Douglas MacAyeal

    Professor of Geophysical Sciences

    Head shot of Elisabeth Moyer

    Dr. Elisabeth Moyer

    Associate Professor of Geophysical Sciences

    Head shot of Noboru Nakamura

    Dr. Noboru Nakamura

    Professor of Geophysical Sciences

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    Dr. Paul Nealey

    Brady W. Dougan Professor in Molecular Engineering

    Head shot of Shrayesh Patel

    Dr. Shrayesh Patel

    Professor of Molecular Engineering

    Head shot of Eduardo Perozo

    Dr. Eduardo Perozo

    Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Head shot of Leslie Rogers

    Dr. Leslie Rogers

    Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

    Head shot of Benoit Roux

    Dr. Benoit Roux

    Amgen Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Professor of Chemistry

    Head shot of Stuart Rowan

    Dr. Stuart Rowan

    Professor of Molecular Engineering

    Head shot of Tiffany Shaw

    Dr. Tiffany Shaw

    Associate Professor of Geophysical Sciences

    Head shot of Steven Sibener

    Dr. Steven Sibener

    Carl William Eisendrath Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry

     

    Head shot of Mary Silber

    Dr. Mary Silber

    Professor of Statistics

    Head shot of Andrei Tokmakoff

    Dr. Andrei Tokmakoff

    Professor of Chemistry

    Head shot of Greg Voth

    Dr. Greg Voth

    Haig P. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry

    Head shot of Yokochi

    Dr. Reika Yokochi

    Research Scientist, Department of Geophyiscal Sciences

  • University Of Illinois At Chicago

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    Dr. Said Al-Hallaj

    Visiting Research Associate Professor

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    Dr. Sushant Anand

    Assistant Professor

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    Dr. Max Berkelhammer

    Assistant Professor

    Head shot of Brian Chaplin

    Dr. Brian Chaplin

    Assistant Professor

    Head shot of Sybil Derrible

    Dr. Sybil Derrible

    Assistant Professor

    Head shot of Samuel Dorevitch

    Dr. Samuel Dorevitch

    Research Associate Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy

    Head shot of Mitra Dutta

    Dr. Mitra Dutta

    Distinguished Professor

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    Dr. Joy Hammel

    Professor and Endowed Chair

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    Rachel Havrelock

    Associate Professor

    Head shot of Sangil Kim

    Dr. Sangil Kim

    Assistant Professor

    Head shot of Cynthia Klein-Banai

    Dr. Cynthia Klein-Banai

    Associate Chancellor for Sustainability

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    Dr. Elizabeth Kócs

    Director of Programming, Outreach, Research and Education at the UIC Energy Initiative

    Head shot of Sudip Mazumder

    Dr. Sudip Mazumder

    Director of Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronics Systems

    Head shot of Kathryn Nagy

    Dr. Kathryn Nagy

    Professor and Head of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

    Head shot of Rachel Poretsky

    Dr. Rachel Poretsky

    Assistant Professor

    Head shot of Krishna Reddy

    Dr. Krishna Reddy

    Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Head shot of Mark Schlossman

    Dr. Mark Schlossman

    Professor

    Head shot of Reza Shahbazian-Yassar

    Dr. Reza Shahbazian-Yassar

    Associate Professor

    Head shot of Meenesh Singh

    Dr. Meenesh Singh

    Assistant Professor

    Head shot of Thomas Theis

    Dr. Thomas Theis

    Director, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy

    Head shot of Moira Zellner

    Dr. Moira Zellner

    Associate Professor

  • University Of Illinois At Urban-Champaign

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    Dr. Ximing Cai

    Professor

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    Dr. Roland Cusick

    Assistant Professor

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    Dr. Evan DeLucia

    Professor

    Head shot of Marcelo Garcia

    Dr. Marcelo Garcia

    Professor
    Director, Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Lab

    Head shot of Ben Gramig

    Dr. Ben Gramig

    Associate Professor

    Jeremy Guest

    Dr. Jeremy Guest

    Assistant Professor

    Head shot of Madhu Khanna

    Dr. Madhu Khanna

    Professor

    Head shot of Benito Marinas

    Dr. Benito Marinas

    Director, Safe Global Water Institute

    Head shot of Sally McConkey

    Dr. Sally McConkey

    Head, Coordinated Hazard Assessment and Mapping Program

    Head shot of Gregory McIsaac

    Dr. Gregory McIsaac

    Professor Emeritus

    Head shot of Emerson Nafziger

    Dr. Emerson Nafziger

    Professor

    Head shot of Kevin O'Brien

    Dr. Kevin O'Brien

    Director, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

    Head shot of Brian Pianfetti

    Brian Pianfetti

    Managing Director, Safe Global Water Institute

    Head shot of Kishore Rajagopalan

    Dr. Kishore Rajagopalan

    Associate Director, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

    Head shot of Ashlynn Stillwell

    Dr. Ashlynn Stillwell

    Assistant Professor

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