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Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University


  • Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland), 1994


Dr. Deshusses’ research interests are related to the design, analysis and application of remediation, waste to energy and decentralized sanitation processes. A current focus is on novel reactors and processes for air, water and solid wastes treatment. Applications include treatment of odors and air toxics, biogas production and novel sanitation and treatment technologies. Research interests include bioenergy and waste to energy processes, biofilms, biomolecular techniques for monitoring microorganisms in complex environments, indoor air quality, advanced oxidation processes, nanosensors and mathematical modeling of environmental processes.

Areas of Expertise

  • Design, Analysis, and Application of Remediation