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

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 394: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 462L: Applied Biological Principles and Processes in Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 492: Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 493: Research Independent Study in Civil and 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

  • Farling, Stewart, Bruce Klitzman, Travis P. Vesel, Ira M. Cheifetz, Tobias L. Straube, and Marc A. Deshusses. “Optimization of the IntraVascular Oxygenator Catheter Using Angular Oscillation.” Ann Biomed Eng 52, no. 3 (March 2024): 638–46. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10439-023-03411-x.
  • Kraakman, N. J. R., J. González-Martín, C. Pérez, E. Rodríguez, R. Lebrero, M. A. Deshusses, and R. Muñoz. “Hydrophobic air pollutants removal at one second gas contact in a multi-channel capillary bioreactor.” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 11, no. 5 (October 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2023.110502.
  • Chiang, Sheau-Yun Dora, Matthew Saba, Macon Leighton, David Ballenghien, Douglas Hatler, Justin Gal, and Marc A. Deshusses. “Supercritical water oxidation for the destruction of spent media wastes generated from PFAS treatment.” Journal of Hazardous Materials 460 (October 2023): 132264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2023.132264.
  • Rocha-Melogno, Lucas, Katherine Crank, Michael H. Bergin, Gregory C. Gray, Kyle Bibby, and Marc A. Deshusses. “Quantitative risk assessment of COVID-19 aerosol transmission indoors: a mechanistic stochastic web application.” Environmental Technology 44, no. 9 (April 2023): 1201–12. https://doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2021.1998228.
  • López de León, L. R., K. E. Deaton, and M. A. Deshusses. “Modeling of a capillary microbioreactor for VOC removal.” Chemical Engineering Journal 460 (March 15, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2023.141636.