R. Rhodes Trussell, Ph.D., P.E., DEE

Chairman and CEO
Trussell Technologies, Inc. (Pasadena, California)

Rhodes Trussell is recognized worldwide as an authority in methods and criteria for water quality and in the development of advanced processes for treating water or wastewater to achieve the highest standards. A Civil and Corrosion Engineer with over 35 years of experience, he has worked on the process design for dozens of plants that treat up to 900 million gallons per day. At present, he is Chairman and CEO of Trussell Technologies, Inc., an environmental engineering firm that focuses on the quality and treatment of water and wastewater. He is also active on numerous boards and committees, such as serving as Chair of the Water Science and Technology Board for the National Academies (1999-2006), Chair of the Research Advisory Committee for the WateReuse Research Foundation, and Member of the Water Environment Research Foundation Board of Directors. He is retired from the EPA’s Science Advisory Board after 17 years of service and was the 2013 recipient of the NWRI Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research. Trussell received a B.S. in Civil Engineering and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Sanitary Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.


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