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Tenure Granted to Dr. Krishna Pagilla

Dr. Krishna Pagilla, Professor, College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno got  tenure upon hire by the UNR President.

Dr. Krishna Pagilla joined UNR’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in July.  Prior to joining UNR, Dr. Pagilla was a full professor with tenure at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.  Dr. Pagilla is nationally well known expert in Environment Engineering and has held or currently holds many key leadership positions.  He has an extensive research and publication record with current research funding of over $1.7 million.

Dr. Pagilla’s tenure request was supported and reviewed by the department faculty.  The Dean of the College of engineering and Executive Vice President & Provost also supported Dr. Pagillas’ tenure.

Dr. Pagilla has over 20 years of experience in issues related to water quality protection including planning, design, process research and development, monitoring, and pollution prevention. He is a Fellow of International Water Association (IWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF). He received the Eddy Medal from WEF for Outstanding Contribution to Wastewater Principles and Processes Research (partly funded by WERF 02CTS1), Camp Applied Prize (based on numerous WERF-funded research projects), and Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, all from WEF; and Bill Boyle Educator of the Year Award from Central States WEA.

 He has published over 120 journal articles/proceedings. His research is on development of innovative technologies and processes for addressing leading edge issues related to nutrient control, gaseous emissions, and sludge processing in wastewater treatment plants; stormwater management; and energy sustainability.

Dr. Pagilla has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, a Master of Science degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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