Nuha Alfahham

PhD Student

[email protected]

Civil and Environmental Engineering 
1351 Beal Ave, EWRE Bldg. 

Education and Training

  • PhD Candidate & Researcher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, (present)
  • MSc in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • BEng in Biochemical & Environmental Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Areas of Interest

Opportunistic pathogens, drinking water disinfection and public health, environmental microbiology, ultraviolet light technologies for water treatment, PFAS destruction

Research Project

I plan to conduct interdisciplinary research on the impact of UV disinfection on opportunistic
pathogens in drinking water through developing novel molecular methods to monitor pathogen

Professional Experience

  • Associate - Environmental Engineering, Brown and Caldwell, Troy, MI (Present)
  • Environmental Engineer, Somat Engineering, West Bloomfield, MI
  • Research & Development, Trojan Technologies, London, ON
  • Instructor and Adjunct Professor, various academic and professional institutions, MI

Relevant Projects

  • Destruction of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Liquid Solutions Using Novel UV Technologies
  • Optical radiation sensor device and use in a radiation source module, O2001017907A1, Trojan Technologies, London, MI, 2001
  • Ultraviolet (UV) Sensor Devices, Trojan Technologies, London, ON
  • UV Disinfection System Anti-fouling Surface Treatment Technologies and Cleaning Solutions Trojan Technologies, ON

Awards and Activities

  • Fellowship for Water Quality & Treatment Research, MI-AWWA, MI
  • Rackham Engineering Fellowship (REF/RMF), UM, MI
  • Industry’s Award of Excellence for graduation project: Municipal Wastewater Treatment with Nitrogen Control, UWO, ON
  • Diversity Champion Award, The Birmingham Race Relations and Diversity Task Force, MI
  • Co-founding and executive committee member, Great Lakes Stormwater Collaborative (GLSC), MI

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-author, “Changes in Water Demand Consumption Resulting from Pandemic Mitigation in Southeast Michigan”, Accepted in AWWA Water Science
  • Presenter, “Great Lakes Stormwater Collaborative–Closing the Gap in Technology Transfer”, MI-Water Environment Association (MWEA), Watershed Management and Stormwater Seminar, Lansing, MI
  • Presenter, “Wastewater Collection and Treatment”, Professional Development Seminars, The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), Southfield, MI

Other Interests

I enjoy nature activities, swimming, snorkeling, open water sports, as well as visual arts, horseback riding, and traveling with my family. I am also passionate about humanitarian causes and social and environmental justice.