Kebreab Ghebremichael

Assistant Professor, Director of Water Sustainability, Patel College of Global Sustainability

Organization: University of South Florida

Education: Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

kebreab@usf.edu

(813) 974 9061

4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620

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Dr. Kebreab Ghebremichael is the Director of Water Sustainability at the Patel College of Global Sustainability and has a courtesy appointment at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USF. He is a civil engineer with a focus on sustainable and low cost water treatment systems (indigenous and bio-processes). He received his PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden, his MSc from the University of New South Wales in Australia and BSc from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Dr. Ghebremichael has worked as a senior lecturer at UNESCO-IHE in the Netherlands and the University of Asmara in Eritrea for more than 10 years both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has managed and coordinated several research, capacity development and consultancy projects.

Subject Areas:
Water Quality, Water Resource Management, Water Treatment

Title Sponsor(s) Dates
From Gray to Green: Tools for Transitioning to Vegetation-Based Stormwater Management U.S. Forest Service 2015 - 2016 2016
Onsite wastewater treatment technology for nutrient and pathogens removal 9999
  • Salifua, A., Petrusevski, P., Mwampashia, E.S., Pazia, I.A., Ghebremichael, K., Buamah, R., Aubryd, C., Amy, G.L., & Kenedy, M.D. (2016). Defluoridation of groundwater using granular aluminum-coated bauxite: Optimization of synthesis process conditions and equilibrium study. Journal of Environmental Management, 118, 108-117.
  • Ghebremichael, K., Eckart, J., Khatri, K., & Vairavamoorthy, K. (2015). Integrated Water Resources Management. New York: Routledge.
  • Mompremier, R., Fuentes Mariles, O.A., Pelletier G., & Ghebremichael, K. (2015). Impact of incomplete mixing in the prediction of chlorine residuals in municipal water distribution systems. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology- AQUA, 64(8), 904-914.
  • Ghebremichael, K., Wassala, L., Kennedy, M., & Graham, N. (2012). Comparative treatment performance and hydraulic characteristics of pumice and sand biofilters for point-of-use water treatment. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology- AQUA, 6(4), 201-209.
  • Ghebremichael, K., Abaliwano, J., & Amy, G.L. (2009). Combined natural organic and synthetic inorganic coagulants for surface water treatment. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology—AQUA, 58(4), 267-276.
  • Ghebremichael, K., Gunaratna, K. R., Henriksson, H., Brumer, H., & Dalhammar, G. (2005). A simple purification and activity assay of the coagulant protein from Moringa oleifera seed. Water Research, 39(11), 2338-2344.
  • Rodriguez-Gonzalez, L., Miriyala, A., Rice, M., Delgado, D., Marshall, J., Henderson, M., Ghebremichael, K., Mihelcic, J.R., & Ergas, S.J. (2020). A Pilot-Scale Hybrid Adsorption Biological Treatment System (HABiTS) for Nitrogen Removal in Onsite Wastewater Treatment. Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 6(1). doi: 10.1061/JSWBAY.0000898
  • Alsultan, J., Rice, M., Feldman, A., Nkrumah, T., Kenney, I.A., Yang, X, Navarro-O’Hara, M., Ergas, S.J., & Ghebremichael, K. (2021). Authentic Science and Engineering with Biosand Filters for Water Purification. The Science Teacher, 88(4).

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kebreab@usf.edu

(813) 974 9061

4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620

Website