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Shane Trussell, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

R. Shane Trussell is the President of Trussell Technologies, Inc. Dr. Trussell has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California (U.C.) at Riverside, a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from U.C. Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Trussell is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California with 17 years of experience who has authored more than 57 publications and presentations. His professional experience has focused around membrane processes in the water, seawater and wastewater treatment field. He is a recognized expert on Membrane Bioreactors (MBR) and has an intimate understanding of the process limitations, both at high organic loadings and high mixed liquor suspended solids. Dr. Trussell performed his doctoral research on the effects of mixed liquor properties on membrane performance in the MBR process with Profs. Hermanowicz and Jenkins as advisors. Dr. Trussell is interested in advanced water and wastewater treatment with a focus on water reclamation and reuse. Dr. Trussell is a member of AWWA, WEF, WRF, ASCE and AIChE.

Dr. Trussell is a member of the AWWA Membrane Research Committee. In addition, Dr. Trussell is a PAC member on a WRF project.