I am a Professor and Director of the ReWater (Water Reuse and Resource Recovery) Center in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California. My research and scholarly interests are in the areas of desalination, wastewater reuse, and the water-energy nexus. Most recently, I have investigated membrane processes for innovative solutions to contaminant and energy challenges; conceptual analyses of innovative configurations of shared/integrated facilities; colloidal and interfacial aspects of membrane processes; and brine reduction and energy recovery. I am a past president of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, a Board-Certified Environmental Engineering member, and a recent Fulbright US scholar. I chair National Water Research Institute independent advisory panels on potable reuse and seawater desalination projects and serve on the external audit panel for Singapore Public Utilities Board. I am co-editor of Desalination and on the advisory boards of several technical journals.