KJ Reddy (Katta Jayaram Reddy)
Professor of Ecosystem Science and Management
Area(s) of expertise:
- Geochemistry of Water
- Environmental Chemistry
- Water Quality
Professor KJ Reddy studies natural resources issues that pose major challenges to maintain sustainable environment. His research includes removal of arsenic species from groundwater, mineralization of industrial flue gas components, and geochemistry of produced water generated from energy resource extraction and energy production processes.
K.J. Reddy received his Ph.D. in Environmental Quality in 1986 from Colorado State University. He was a post-doctoral fellow from 1986-1990 at Department of Geology and Geophysics and worked as a Research Scientist from 1990-2000 at Water Research Center, University of Wyoming (UW). In 2000 Dr. Reddy joined the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management as an assistant professor and was promoted to full professor in 2005. Professor Reddy served as a Chair for UW campus-wide Water Resources Interdisciplinary Graduate Degree Program from 2000-2010. He also served as a Deputy Director of Academics for UW School of Energy Resources from 2008-2009.
Professor Reddy teaches Watershed Water Quality courses. He advised thirty-five graduate students (28 M.S. and 7 Ph.D. students). He also served as a graduate student committee member for fifty-six students (44 M.S. and 12 Ph.D. students) from four different colleges on campus. He advised and/or trained more than fifty undergraduate students. Dr. Reddy’s group published over 50 refereed journal articles, several invited book chapters and abstracts. He edited a book on coalbed methane produced water. He has given several presentations at international conferences and workshops held in nineteen different countries.