“The problems are we’re facing now are at the global scale; we can not solve them from the traditional linear perspective of research where a problem is isolated, in the lab, from its natural environment. Problems like water at the city or Houston area level must be addressed as a whole complex.”
Jorge Loyo joined Rice in January 2016 as a lecturer for the NSF-funded Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT), and he became NEWT’s Associate Director of Education in January 2017. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering and Bioengineering Departments, where he developed and teaches Sustainable Water Purification for the Developing World, a course on sustainable strategies for safe water supply in low-income and developing regions. Jorge’s previous research and teaching experience as a postdoctoral scholar fall within the areas of water quality assessment, water and wastewater treatment, emerging organic pollutants, and ecotoxicology.