Amisha Shah

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering
(765) 496-2470


  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering,
    Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering,
    Washington University in St. Louis, 2002

Research Summary

Dr. Amisha Shah’s research interests focus on understanding the role of various physico-chemical processes on water quality during water treatment, sustainable water reuse, ballast water treatment, and CO2-capture technologies. Specific interests include evaluating chemical reaction kinetics and byproduct formation during disinfection (e.g. chlorination, ozonation, and UV treatment) and evaluating mass transport mechanisms and contaminant rejection during membrane filtration.

Selected Publications

  • Shah, A.D., Dai, N., Mitch, W.A. (2013) “Application of Ultraviolet, Ozone, and Advanced Oxidation Treatments to Washwaters to Destroy Nitrosamines, Nitramines, Amines, and Aldehydes formed during Amine-based Carbon Capture”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 47, 2799-2808.

  • Shah, A.D., S. Krasner, C.F.T. Lee, U. von Gunten, W.A. Mitch (2012) “Trade-offs in Disinfection Byproduct Formation Associated with Precursor Preoxidation for Control of N-Nitrosodimethylamine,” Environ. Sci. Technol, 46, 4809-4818.

  • Shah, A.D., W.A. Mitch (2012) “Halonitroalkane, Halonitriles, Haloamides, and N-Nitrosamines: A Critical Review of N-Nirogenous Disinfection Byproduct (N-DBP) Formation Pathways,” Environ. Sci. Technol, 46, 119-131.

Awards and Honors

  • SEEE Instructional Excellence Award, 2017 - 2018