Eberhard Morgenroth holds an MS (University of California 1994), Dipl.-Ing. (Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg 1995), and PhD (Technical University of Munich 1998), all in civil and environmental engineering. After two years of postdoctoral research at the Technical University of Denmark he was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000 to 2009). Since 2009 he is a Professor for Process Engineering in Urban Water Management with appointments at ETH Zürich and at Eawag. At Eawag he is head of the process engineering department. His research interests include wastewater treatment, membrane bioreactors for water reuse, control of biofilms, biofilm reactors, biological drinking water treatment, decentralized wastewater treatment, and energy recovery from wastewater and organic residuals. He is an editor for Water Research and for Water Science & Technology.
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.)
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, aerobic granular sludge, or biofilm based systems
- Water reuse and greywater treatment
- Biological drinking water treatment
- Mathematical modeling
- Sustainable development of urban water management