2012 AEESP Distinguished Lecture

Desmond Lawler, Ph.D.
Nasser I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering, University of Texas
Lecture Tour Dates
January 2012 - April 2012

Desmond Lawler is the Nasser I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering and a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas. Lawler's research and teaching focus on physical/chemical treatment processes for water and wastewater, with greater emphasis on drinking water treatment. Throughout his career, he has studied particle removal processes and more recently has been studying desalination and processes for the removal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products. He served as the Secretary of AEESP for two years early in his career, and has been a board member of the Water Science and Research Division of AWWA for the past several years. He is a member of the Drinking Water Committee of the Science Advisory Board of the USEPA. Des has received several teaching awards at UT and his contributions to research and education have been recognized with major awards by AWWA, WEF, and AMTA. His 75 MS graduates are productive throughout the water and wastewater field, and 14 of his 20 PhD graduates are academicians.

Lecture Topics

Particles, Particles, and More Particles

Water, Water, Everywhere: Challenges of Inland Desalination

Tour Schedule

AEESP Distinguished Lecture Series | Spring 2013

Date University Contact
January 11 Stanford University Lynn Hildemann
February 4 North Carolina State University Detlef Knappe
February 6 Virginia Tech John Little
February 8 Clemson University Kevin Finneran
February 25 University of Maryland at Baltimore County Upal Ghosh
February 27 University of Massachusetts Amherst John Tobiason
March 1 University of Florida Treavor Boyer
April 10 University of Michigan Jeremy Semrau
April 12 University of Minnesota Paige Novak