Jeffry Curtis

Associate Research Professor
Jeffry Curtis

Prior to joining the University of Nevada, Reno's Water Innovation Campus, Jeff Curtis was a water, wastewater and stormwater constant in Northern Nevada for 17 years. Experience includes the design and operation of pilot-scale water treatment systems, including systems and technologies for use in indirect and direct potable reuse of wastewater, nutrient, metals and toxicity removal systems for stormwater runoff, and uranium removal from potable water. Jeff has considerable experience with permitting and regulatory compliance in Nevada and the preparation of agency guidance documents and manuals.

Before moving to Nevada, Jeff was research associate at the Center for Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville Tennessee. Research conducted included drinking water treatment optimization, acid precipitation mitigation using in-stream mechanical lime addition, multiple limnological studies, industrial pre-treatment strategies, wastewater process optimization studies, and developing design equations for sub-surface wetland treatment of secondary wastewater.

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2007
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 1997
  • B.S., Watershed Science, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1983

Research interests

  • Wastewater, stormwater and greywater treatment and reuse technologies
  • Applied pilot-scale research systems, testing and evaluation
  • Sustainable water supplies, indirect and direct potable reuse, and the removal of contaminants of emerging concern
  • Low energy water treatment technologies