Allyson McGaughey


Physical Address

Room 3042
Centennial Engineering Center

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Assistant Professor

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

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Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California (2021)

M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California (2017)

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Washington (2014)


Dr. McGaughey's research focuses on developing and leveraging mechanistic understanding of relationships between materials fabrication, properties, and performance in separations processes for water reuse, resource recovery, and environmental remediation. Prior to joining UNM, she was a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington and her master’s and doctoral degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Southern California. Dr. McGaughey has been the recipient of several awards, including the USC CEE Best Dissertation Award in environmental engineering, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Jenny Wang Excellence in Teaching Award, and the 2019 American Membrane Technology Association and Affordable Desalination Coalition Fellowship.

Teaching Interests

  • Physical-Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment (CE431/531)

Research Interests

  • Separation processes and materials
  • Water treatment and reuse
  • Resource recovery