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Dr Luiza Campos
GM11 Chadwick Building
Civil Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • Associate Professor
  • Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography

I am a civil engineer with PhD in Environmental Engineering by Imperial College London and MSc in Water and Sanitation by the Sao Carlos School of Engineering of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I am specializing in water technologies for decentralized systems.


I have worked for 10 years in a state water company in Brazil where I gained practical experience on operation and maintenance of large urban water systems and optimization programmes of water treatment works of small communities.


I switched from industry to academia because I enjoy teaching and research. I have taught water and wastewater treatment for engineering degrees for 20 years both in Brazil and now in the UK where I am an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering of University College London.


My research focuses on development and evaluation of treatment technologies for water purification and interventions to reduce human exposure to pathogens and other hazards. I have also experience in modelling and simulation of slow sand filtration, and co-developed NewSan - a prototype to simulate nutrients and energy fluxes on the sanitation chain.

Research Summary

My research is centered in three main areas:

- Design and evaluation of innovative water & wastewater/sanitation treatment technologies

- Adaption of sanitation/wastewater infrastructure to climate change

- Development of tools for sanitation systems risk assessment and decision making on wastewater/sanitation technology use/application


Research focus:

- Pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) in drinking water and wastewater

- Metaldehyde in drinking water

- Microplastics in drinking water and wastewater

- Acid mine drainage remediation

- Ecological processes such as slow sand filtration, biosand filtration, ecological filtration, constructed wetlands, vertical hydroponics

- Photocatalysis and photolysis

- Adsorbents such as biochar, granular activated carbon, zeolites

- Small scale microbial fuel cells for wastewater remediation

- Decentralized technologies and developing countries

- Water reuse technologies and strategies



Present and past collaborators:

- Federal Institute of Goias (IFG), University of Sao Paulo (USP), Universidade Federal de Vicosa (Brazil), Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil), Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (Brazil), University of North Texas (USA), Chynhoi University of Technology (Zimbabwe), Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique),  Kyungnam University (South Korea), National University of Sciences & Technology – NUST  (Pakistan), University Lahore (Pakistan), University of West of England, University of Portsmouth, University of West London, Solent Univeristy.

- ICLEI-Africa, International Water Association - IWA, CLASS-A, ifak Institut Automation und Kommunikation, Thames Water, Southern Water, Thames21, Arup, IMC, Atkins, Engineers Without Borders, LEAP AD, BNC, SANEPAR


Teaching Summary

Water and Wastewater Treatment (CEGE3020/G028/M028) now (CEGE0022)

Appropriate Technologies in Practice (CEGEG138)  now (CEGE0055)

Environmental Engineering Design (CEGEM067/G067)

Environmental Systems (CEGEM010/G016)

Public Health Engineering (CIVL3009)

Appointments
01-SEP-2015 – 30-AUG-2018 DEOLO - Equal Opportunity Liaison Officer Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2015 – 30-AUG-2018 Athena Swan Lead Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2010 UG Programme Diretor for Environmental Engineering CEGE UCL, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2009 – 30-AUG-2012 UG Admission Tutor CEGE UCL, United Kingdom
02-APR-2004 – 31-OCT-2008 PG Programme Director Enviromental Engineering Deparment of Civil Engineering Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Academic Background
2002 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Environmental Engineering Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1992 MSc Master of Science – Hydraulic Systems University of Sao Paulo
1989 BEng Bachelor of Engineering – Civil Engineering Catholic University of Goiás
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