Staff

Eberhard Morgenroth

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Morgenroth

Department Process Engineering

About Me

Professor for Process Engineering in Urban Water Management,
ETH: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich,
Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf

Education and Training
1994 University of California, Davis: Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
1995 Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (Germany): Diplom-Ingenieur in Civil and                              Environmental Engineering
1998 Technical University of Munich (Germany), Department of Water Quality and Waste                              Management Environmental Engineering: Doktor der Ingenieurwissenschaften (Ph.D.)

Appointments

since 2013            Director of Studies in Environmental Engineering (D-BAUG, ETH Zürich)
since 2012            Head of the Process Engineering Department at Eawag
2009 to date         Professor, ETH: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich and
2009 to date         Professor, Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
2007-2009            Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Department of Civil and Environmental                              Engineering and Department of Animal Science.
2000-2007            Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Department of Civil and Environmental                              Engineering and Department of Animal Science.
1998-2000            Assistant Research Professor Technical University of Denmark, Department of                              Environmental Science and Engineering

Major Research Areas

  • Biological wastewater treatment using activated sludge, granular biomass, or biofilm based systems
  • Biological drinking water treatment
  • Mixed culture environmental biotechnology for bioenergy production
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Sustainable development of urban water management
Professional Service
  • International Water Association (IWA): Member of the task group on biofilm modeling 1999 - 2006
  • Abwassertechnische Vereinigung (DWA, German water and wastewater association): Member of the working group 7.5.6 on biofilm processes since 1999
  • International Water Association (IWA): Chair of the management committee of the specialist group on environmental engineering education since 2000
  • International Water Association (IWA): Member of the management committee of the specialist group on biofilms since 2000
  • International Water Association (IWA): Member of the management committee of the specialist group on Systems Analysis and Integrated Assessment since 2002
  • International Water Association (IWA): Member of the advisory panel of the IWA Young Water Professionals (YWP) program since 2005
  • International Water Association (IWA): Member of the USA National Committee. Since 2008.
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF) and International Water Association (IWA): Co-chair of the scientific and organizing committee for the WEF/IWA conference on Biofilm Reactor Technology to be held in 2010.
Honors and Awards
2007 - 2009         Harold E. Babbitt Faculty Scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering
2004                    Xerox Awards for Faculty Research from the College of Engineering at the                             University of Illinois recognizing outstanding research during the past year.
2003 and 2007     "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students"
2003-2004           Beckman Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Illinois
2003                    C-FAR Donald A. Holt Achievement Award as part of the Livestock and Urban                              Waste Recycling Research Team awarded by the Illinois Council on Food and                              Agricultural Research.
since 2002           Editor for Water Research
2002                    NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award.

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Projects

Onsite treatment of water and wastewater
Inadequate access to microbiologically safe drinking water continuously threatens the health and well-being of more than a billion people, primarily in developing countries

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected publications

Morgenroth,E.; van Loosdrecht,M.C.M.; Wanner,O. (2000) Biofilm models for the practitioner, Water Science and Technology, 41(4-5), 509-512, Institutional Repository
Wanner,O.; Morgenroth,E. (2004) Biofilm modeling with AQUASIM, Water Science and Technology, 49(11-12), 137-144, Institutional Repository
Menniti,A.; Kang,S.; Elimelech,M.; Morgenroth,E. (2009) Influence of shear on the production of extracellular polymeric substances in membrane bioreactors, Water Research, 43(17), 4305-4315, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2009.06.052, Institutional Repository
Milferstedt,K.; Pons,M.-N.; Morgenroth,E. (2009) Analyzing characteristic length scales in biofilm structures, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 102(2), 368-379, doi:10.1002/bit.22075, Institutional Repository
Brockmann,D.; Morgenroth,E. (2010) Evaluating operating conditions for outcompeting nitrite oxidizers and maintaining partial nitrification in biofilm systems using biofilm modeling and Monte Carlo filtering, Water Research, 44(6), 1995-2009, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2009.12.010, Institutional Repository
Menniti,A.; Morgenroth,E. (2010) The influence of aeration intensity on predation and EPS production in membrane bioreactors, Water Research, 44(8), 2541-2553, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2009.12.024, Institutional Repository
Derlon,N.; Peter-Varbanets,M.; Scheidegger,A.; Pronk,W.; Morgenroth,E. (2012) Predation influences the structure of biofilm developed on ultrafiltration membranes, Water Research, 46(10), 3323-3333, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2012.03.031, Institutional Repository
Derlon,N.; Koch,N.; Eugster,B.; Posch,T.; Pernthaler,J.; Pronk,W.; Morgenroth,E. (2013) Activity of metazoa governs biofilm structure formation and enhances permeate flux during Gravity-Driven Membrane (GDM) filtration, Water Research, 47(6), 2085-2095, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2013.01.033, Institutional Repository
Chomiak,A.; Mimoso,J.; Koetzsch,S.; Sinnet,B.; Pronk,W.; Derlon,N.; Morgenroth,E. (2014) Biofilm formation and permeate quality improvement in gravity driven membrane ultrafiltration, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 14(2), 274-282, doi:10.2166/ws.2013.197, Institutional Repository
Chomiak,A.; Sinnet,B.; Derlon,N.; Morgenroth,E. (2014) Inorganic particles increase biofilm heterogeneity and enhance permeate flux, Water Research, 64, 177-186, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2014.06.045, Institutional Repository
Morgenroth,E.; Derlon,N.; Pronk,W.; Larsen,T.A. (2015) Von der Grundlagenforschung zur Anwendung: Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Sanitärversorgung, 235, 1-14, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: eberhard.morgenroth@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 5539
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: BU B13

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Expert of

wastewater, decentralized technologies, nutrients, urban water management, urban planning, urine separation

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Research Focus

Biofilm reactors, gravity driven membrane filtration, environmental biotechnology, urban water management

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