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Shahnawaz Sinha

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Sch Sustain Engr & Built Envrn
Asst Research Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005

Dr. Shahnawaz Sinha is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment (SSEBE) at Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla), followed by an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Toledo and M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Kansas (Lawrence). He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder. After completing his Ph.D. degree, he spent next 17 years working in academia and industry as an environmental engineer, before joining ASU in Jan 2016. Prior to ASU, he was at the Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). His primary area of research has been in the area of drinking water, water treatment plant optimization, water quality research, pilot-scale studies, seawater and brackish water desalination and industrial water treatment.


Research Interests
  • Drinking Water Treatment
  • Water Quality Research
  • Pilot-scale Studies


Research Activity
  • Westerhoff,Paul*, Sinha,Shahnawaz. Assessment characterization and analysis of pretreatment organic matter and analysis of the Scottsdale CAP3 membrane filtration. (7/25/2016 - 2/24/2017).
  • Perreault,Francois*, Sinha,Shahnawaz, Westerhoff,Paul. NEWT Project: Evaluation of electropositive filtration for fouling mitigation in membrane-based treatment of tertiary wastewater effluents. (6/13/2016 - 6/12/2017).
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 790Reading and Conference