Jonathan Brant holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). After obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Brant went on to do post-doctoral research appoints at Rice University (2-years) and Duke University (1-year) under the guidance of Dr. Mark Wiesner. He later joined HDR Engineering, Inc. in Bellevue, WA as a consulting engineering in the water treatment group for 2-years before arriving at the University of Wyoming in the Department of Civil and Architectural
Engineering in 2008.

Dr. Brant’s research focuses on the development and implementation of new technologies and techniques for treating a range of source waters for beneficial uses. Example applications that his research work focuses on include desalination, water reuse, drinking water, and oil and gas produced water management. To date his research has principally focused on the optimization of membrane processes (MF, UF, NF, and RO) with regards to issues such as energy consumption, mitigation of membrane fouling, and concentrate or reject disposal. Other current research avenues include: (i) the development of innovative desalination technologies that take advantage of recent developments in nanotechnology (magnetic nanoparticle assisted water softening), (ii) fate and transport of nanoparticles in natural and engineered environmental systems, and (iii) the development of reactive/smart membrane surfaces for improved membrane performance (low-fouling, high permeate flux).

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Jonathan A. Brant, Ph.D. | University of Wyoming | Phone: (307) 766-5446 | Fax: (307) 766-2221
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