Gary L. Amy

Emeritus Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering

Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division


Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​​Ph.D., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, U.S., 1978
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, San Jose State University, U.S., 1971
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, San Jose State University, U.S.,​ 1970

Research Interests

​Professor Amy's research focuses on membrane technology, innovative adsorbents, ozone/advanced oxidation, river bank filtration and soil aquifer treatment, natural organic matter and disinfection byproducts and organic and inorganic micropollutants.

Selected Publications

  • ​​Indirect desalination of Red Sea water with forward osmosis and low pressure reverse osmosis for water reuse, Victor Yangali-Quintanilla, Zhen-Yu Li, Rodrigo Valladares Linares, Qingyu Li, and Gary Amy, Desalination 280:160-166. 2011.
  • Rejection of micropollutants by clean and fouled forward osmosis membrane, Rodrigo Valladares Linares, Victor Yangali-Quintanilla, Zhen-Yu Li, and Gary Amy, Water Research 45:6737-6744. 2011.
  • Predicting and measurement of pH of seawater reverse osmosis concentrates, Waly, T., Kennedy, M.D., Witkamp, G.-J., Amy, G., Schippers, J.C., Desalination 280 (1-3), pp. 27-32. 2011.
  • Virus passage through compromised low-pressure membranes: A particle tracking model, Journal of Membrane Science, Pontius, F.W., Crimaldi, J.P., Amy, G.L., Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 379, Issues 1-2, Pages 249-259. 2011.
  • Proposing nanofiltration as acceptable barrier for organic contaminants in water reuse, Yangali-Quintanilla, V., Maeng, S.K., Fujioka, T., Kennedy, M., Amy, G., Journal of Membrane Science, 362 (1-2), pp. 334-345. 2010.