samrose [at] mit [dot] edu
I am a Research Scientist interested in developing affordable and scalable water solutions for low resource settings and ultra low energy irrigation solutions for smallholder farmers. I was previously at the Gadgil Lab for Energy and Water Research at the University of California, Berkeley, where I helped develop water treatment technologies. I played an integral role in the development of ECAR technology to remove naturally occurring arsenic from drinking water, a problem affecting millions of people in South Asia. My team was awarded the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize in Water for ECAR in 2013. In 2014, I co-founded SimpleWater, Inc., a US company to commercialize ECAR technology for small water systems in the US that currently have no affordable arsenic solution. I led a research program to develop recycled materials for low-cost modular roofing for slum housing in India, which is currently being sold in Ahmedabad. At Berkeley, I taught a series of interdisciplinary graduate level courses on designing scalable technologies for low-income regions.