Brian Hawkins, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Brian Hawkins is a Research Scientist in the Center for WaSH-AID. Since 2015, he has worked on several projects within the WaSH space funded by both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the US Department of Defense. His research interests center around developing practical, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable solutions for decentralized treatment of waste water. He serves at the technical lead for a BMGF-funded program for rapid assessment of technologies within the WaSH portfolio, with the goal of identifying potential hybridized wastewater treatment modalities that will increase the overall energy efficiency of liquid waste treatment, and for which he coordinates research activities among multiple collaborators in academia, government, and industry.

Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Hawkins was a Research Scientist at RTI International, a member of the Research Faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. He received a BS in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Arizona, and is a co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed research publications, review articles, and book chapters.

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Chesterfield 4418, Center for WaSH-AID
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-1359
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