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UH Engineering Professor Appointed Associate Editor of Clean Water Journal

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Rashda Khan
Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is now an associate editor of npj Clean Water
Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is now an associate editor of npj Clean Water

Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, recently accepted the invitation to serve as an associate editor of npj Clean Water, a new open access online journal dedicated to publishing papers about cutting-edge research aimed at ensuring the clean water supplies around the globe. It is published by Nature Research.

“We feel your expertise in environmental biotechnology complements that of our existing editors, and this is a vital discipline to have represented on our editorial team,” the invite stated.

Rodrigues has a master’s degree in environmental microbiology from the University of Sao Paulo, a doctorate in microbiology and molecular genetics from Michigan State University and a post-doctoral degree in chemical and environmental engineering from Yale University.

For the past eight years, she has been teaching at the Cullen College and leading several research projects focused on improving water quality and sustainability. Her goal is to understand the aquatic system and its microbial ecology, investigate the effects of nanomaterials on the environment and develop new energy-efficient and affordable technologies to remove harmful contaminants and keep aquatic systems safe.

The journal is part of the Nature Partner Journal (npj) series and part of Nature Research, which is a flagship portfolio of journals, products and services, including Nature and the Nature-branded journals. Nature Research is part of Springer Nature, one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers.

The editor-in-chief of npj Clean Water is Eric M.V. Hoek, the founder and chief executive officer of Water Planet Inc. He is currently on leave from his position as an environmental engineering professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

To view the journal visit: https://www.nature.com/npjcleanwater/

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