Dr. Kebreab Ghebremichael has joined the Patel School of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida as a senior research fellow. Until June 2011, he was a senior lecturer at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in The Netherlands.
At the Patel School, Dr. Ghebremichael’s main research area will be on Integrated Urban Water Management and aspects of sustainable urban water systems. He is also partly involved in the MA programme on Global Sustainability.
Dr. Ghebremichael is a civil engineer with a focus on sustainable and low cost water treatment systems (indigenous and bio-processes). He is especially known for his work on the use of Moringa oleifera seeds as a low-cost locally available alternative to expensive commercial coagulants used in water treatment plants in developing countries.
- Natural coagulants: simple method to extract protein from Moringa oleifera seeds, E-Source, 13 Jul 2005
- Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy: water expert leads School of Global Sustainability at University of South Florida, E-Source, 10 Sep 2010
Source: Kebreab Ghebremichael, personal communication