I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit. I received my PhD in Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Michigan. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses focused on environmental engineering and water systems.
My research aims to address fundamental gaps in understanding which inhibit sustainable development and adversely impact human health, with a special interest in water infrastructure. Recently, my work has focused on understanding complex interactions that occur within aging and shrinking cities. As part of this work I co-lead a large multi-institutional collaboration aiming to better understand the water quality changes that occurred in the water distribution system in Flint, Michigan and how these changes impact human health.