Andrea Achilli

Andrea Achilli

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
(520) 621-6586

Research Interest

Andrea Achilli is an Assistant Professor in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Arizona (UA) and affiliated faculty at the UA Water and Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center. His main fields of research are membrane processes for desalination and water reuse and energy recovery from water and wastewater. Additional field of his research focuses on process integration, modelling, and optimization and biological processes for water and wastewater treatments. Dr. Achilli is the PI or Co-PI on funded research projects for membrane contactor processes and hybrid systems for desalination and water reuse, including EPRI, CA DWR, EREF, and SERPD .


Achilli, A. (2015). The osmotic membrane bioreactor: A critical review. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology.
Achilli, A. (2016). River-to-sea pressure retarded osmosis: Resource utilization in a full-scale facility. Desalination.
Achilli, A. (2015). Factors contributing to flux improvement in vacuum-enhanced direct contact membrane distillation. Desalination.
Warsinger, D. M., Chakraborty, S., Tow, E. W., Plumlee, M. H., Bellona, C., Loutatidou, S., Karimi, L., Mikelonis, A. M., Achilli, A., Ghassemi, A., Padhye, L. P., Snyder, S. A., Curcio, S., Vectis, C., Arafat, H. A., & Lienhard V, J. H. (2018). A review of polymeric membranes and processes for potable water reuse. Progress in Polymer Science.
Achilli, A. (2013). Standard Methodology for Evaluating Membrane Performance in Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes. Desalination.