Andrew Whittle

Principal investigator (2019 & 2023), Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS)

Andrew Whittle is an Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) funded researcher. Andrew is a 2023 J-WAFS Solutions Grantee for his project, 'Novel Spectrofluorometer for Online Early Detection of Harmful Algal Blooms', through which he is working towards the commercialisation of his prototype spectrofluorometer, REMORA. Previously Andrew received a 2019 J-WAFS seed grant for his project, 'Understanding effects of intermittent flow on drinking water quality'.

Andrew is the Edmund K. Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the department of civil and environmental engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has been a faculty member since 1988. His research has focused on geotechnical engineering and other topics related to environment and infrastructure.

Andrew was lead principal investigator of the SMART Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling from 2007-2017. His work on wireless sensor networks for monitoring water distribution networks led to the creation of Visenti, Pte., a successful startup company.

In 2010 Andrew was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering.

Andrew holds a BA from Imperial College of Science and Technology and a ScD from MIT.

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