blue institute academic advisory lead


David Reckhow, Ph.D.

 Dr. Reckhow is currently professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Director of the EPA Center, Water Innovation Network for Small Sustainable Systems (WINSSS). 

Prior to coming to UMass, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the Compagnie Générale des Eaux in Paris. Dave has degrees from Tufts University (B.S.C.E.), Stanford University (M.S.C.E.) and the 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D.). 

His current research interests include general aquatic chemistry, chemical oxidation of organic compounds in water, coagulation processes, removal of chemical pollutants in water, and aquatic organic matter in natural systems and drinking waters. He has special interests in trace organic compounds, disinfection byproducts and ozonation processes for drinking water treatment.