Morteza Abbaszadegan

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
PO Box 875306
Tempe, AZ 85287-5306


Dr Abbaszadegan joined ASU in 1999 having spent more than six years as a Microbiology Research Manager in private industry. His research interest is in health-related water microbiology. He has developed an Environmental Microbiology course (CEE 467/567) for the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. In addition to teaching and research activities, Dr. Abbaszadegan successfully established a National Science Foundation Water Quality Center at ASU, and he serves as the PI and the Director of the Center. The center has provided research resources and capabilities to the participating members in a variety of water quality arenas.


water resource management; water microbiology; microbial detection methodologies; pathogens inactivation; pathogen removal mechanisms; water treatment processes; water distribution systems


    Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1991

Journal Articles


Mohammedesmaeili, F., M. Kabin Badr, M. Abbaszadegan and P. Fox. 2010. Mineral recovery from inland reverse osmosis concentrate using isothermal evaporation. Water Research 44(20):6021-6030.


Gerrity, D., B. Mayer, H. Ryu, J. Crittenden and M. Abbaszadegan. 2009. A comparison of pilot-scale photocatalysis and enhanced coagulation for disinfection byproduct mitigation. Water Research 43(6):1597-1610.


Ryu, H., D. Gerrity, J. C. Crittenden and M. Abbaszadegan. 2008. Photocatalytic inactivation of Cryptospordium parvum with TiO2 and low-pressure ultraviolet. Water Research 42(6-7):1523-1530.

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