Marc Deshusses

Marc Deshusses

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Deshusses' research interests are related to the design, analysis and application of remediation, waste to energy and decentralized sanitation processes. A current focus is on novel reactors and processes for air, water and solid wastes treatment. Applications include treatment of odors and air toxics, biogas production, and novel sanitation and treatment technologies. Research interests include bioenergy and waste to energy processes, biofilms, biomolecular techniques for monitoring microorganisms in complex environments, indoor air quality, advanced oxidation processes, nanosensors, and mathematical modeling of environmental processes.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke Kunshan University
  • Research Professor of Global Health
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland), 1994

Research Interests

Design, analysis and application of remediation, waste-to-energy and decentralized sanitation processes, including novel reactors and processes for air, water and solid wastes treatment.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • AAAS Fellow. American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2006

Courses Taught

  • CEE 294: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 394: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 462L: Applied Biological Principles and Processes in Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 490: Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 493: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 494: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 562: Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 562L: Applied Biological Principles and Processes in Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 690: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 691: Independent Study: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 692: Independent Study: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Dupnock, TL; Deshusses, MA, Development and validation of a comprehensive model for biotrickling filters upgrading biogas, Chemical Engineering Journal, vol 407 (2021) [10.1016/j.cej.2020.126614] [abs].
  • Ginn, O; Nichols, D; Rocha-Melogno, L; Bivins, A; Berendes, D; Soria, F; Andrade, M; Deshusses, MA; Bergin, M; Brown, J, Antimicrobial resistance genes are enriched in aerosols near impacted urban surface waters in La Paz, Bolivia, Environmental Research, vol 194 (2021) [10.1016/j.envres.2021.110730] [abs].
  • Deshusses, M; Kennes, C; Chen, J; Wang, C, Editorial of Special Issue., Chemosphere, vol 266 (2021) [10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129115] [abs].
  • Farling, S; Straube, TL; Vesel, TP; Bottenus, N; Klitzman, B; Cheifetz, IM; Deshusses, MA, Development of a novel intravascular oxygenator catheter: Oxygen mass transfer properties across nonporous hollow fiber membranes., Biotechnol Bioeng, vol 118 no. 1 (2021), pp. 345-356 [10.1002/bit.27574] [abs].
  • Forbis-Stokes, AA; Kalimuthu, A; Ravindran, J; Deshusses, MA, Technical evaluation and optimization of a mobile septage treatment unit., Journal of Environmental Management, vol 277 (2021) [10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111361] [abs].