Assistant Professor, CU

University: University of Colorado Boulder

Department: Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering


  • D. Env., University of California Los Angeles, Environmental Science and Engineering, 2006.
  • MS, California Institute of Technology, Chemistry, 2002.
  • BS, University of Puerto Rico, Chemistry, 1999.

Research Interests:

Environmental photochemistry, advanced oxidation processes for water treatment, characterization of dissolved organic matter (DOM)

Center Involvement:

  • Activity Lead; Project 2: Application of Photochemical Processes for the Design and Implementation of Sustainable Treatment for Small Systems, Activity 1: Sunlight Photolysis

Dr. Fernando Rosario-Ortiz, Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Boulder, will direct the Sunlight Photolysis research activity of Project 2. Fernando has 12 years of experience conducting research in the areas of DOM characterization and oxidation processes. His current expertise includes environmental photochemistry and impact of different watershed processes on DOM properties and reactivity.