Our research focuses on fundamental and applied aspects of membrane contactor processes for innovative solutions to contaminant and energy challenges; pressure-driven membrane processes as industry standards for desalination and water reuse; membrane bioreactor technology; and colloidal and interfacial aspects of membrane processes.
Meet the GROUP
Professor and Chair
Amy Childress is Professor and Director of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include membrane contactor processes, pressure-driven membrane processes, membrane bioreactor technology, colloidal and interfacial aspects of membrane processes, and solar ponds for brine reduction and energy recovery.
Amy E. Childress, Professor
Director of Environmental Engineering Program
Sonny Astani Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Southern California
Biegler Hall, Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA