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Desalination Expert to Lead New Center at UTEP

Tom Davis
Tom Davis
The College of Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso is proud to announce the addition of its newest faculty member, Dr. Thomas Davis.

A nationally-recognized expert in desalination technology, Davis will lead the new UTEP Center for Inland Desalination Systems and will also serve as Professor of Civil Engineering.

He comes to UTEP from the University of South Carolina with more than 40 years of research experience. He has published more than 30 books and journal articles and has 14 U.S. patents.

Davis’ experience includes diverse research in membrane processes (electrodialysis, dialysis, electrodeionization, reverse osmosis, gas permeation, fuel cells), biomedical engineering (blood substitutes, hemoperfusion, artificial kidney, glucose sensor, body support), activated carbon, ion exchange, organic reaction kinetics, textile finishes, heavy residual oil, hydrogen production and storage, CO2 and pollution control.

The Center of Inland Desalination Systems will partner with the city’s desalination plant – a joint project of the El Paso Water Utilities and the U.S. Army – to develop and implement technologies to create alternative water sources in Texas and across the globe.