Staff

Eberhard Morgenroth

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Morgenroth

Department Process Engineering

About Me

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.)

Appointments

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

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Projects

Inadequate access to microbiologically safe drinking water continuously threatens the health and well-being of more than a billion people, primarily in developing countries
Sustainable urban water and wastewater management applied and implemented in the modular NEST building.
We develop reactors for the separate treatment of urine, feces and water directly in the toilet.

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Curriculum Vitae

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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 on

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

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Focalpoints

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

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