Kerry Howe


Phone: 505.277.2702
Fax: 505.277.1988

Physical Address

Room 3053
Centennial Engineering Center
Building # 112 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC01 1070
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Distinguished Professor and Regents' Lecturer

Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Registered Professional Engineer

New Mexico

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Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001

MS, Environmental Health Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1986

BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984


Dr. Howe is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) and a board certified environmental engineer (BCEE) by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

Prior to studying for his doctorate degree, Dr. Howe worked for environmental engineering consulting firms for more than 12 years. During his time in consulting, he worked as project engineer or project manager on a wide variety of projects related to water treatment engineering, including treatability studies, regulatory compliance evaluations, facility evaluations, master plans, pilot studies, predesign, detailed design, construction management, and plant startup. His practical engineering experience has a strong influence on his research and teaching activities. He is a co-author of the textbooks Principles of Water Treatment and MWH’s Water Treatment: Principles and Design.

Teaching Interests

  • Physical/Chemical Water Treatment Processes
  • Environmental Engineering Chemistry
  • Sustainable Engineering
  • Design of Civil Engineering Systems

Research Interests

  • Environmental engineering and water chemistry
  • Physical and chemical processes for water and waste treatment
  • Membrane technologies
  • Desalination and reverse osmosis
  • Energy and sustainability in water treatment

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