Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421, aboyle@udel.edu
  • Studies water treatment processes.
  • Can discuss management of wastewater; the membrane distillation process of water desalination and water supplies in the developing world.
  • Serves as faculty advisor to UD's Engineers Without Borders chapter. He currently spends one month each year working on a portable water project in the village of Bakang, Cameroon. Dentel has become such an integral part of the community that he was named a "Village Notable" in Cameroon in 2009.
  • Chaired the City of Newark, Delaware's Conservation Advisory Commission 1999-2009. Has initiated city policies for the purchase of green energy and for green construction.

Title:
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

In The News:
High-tech raincoat fabric seen as sewage barrier (Associated Press)
A raincoat to prevent poisonous seepage (Fast Company)

UDaily Articles:
Dentel elected to environmental organization board
UD's Engineers Without Border are working to bring safe water to an African village

Keywords:
water, pollutants, wastewater, environmental, engineering