Huda Elasaad, Co-founder, Chief Scientist
Huda has extensive academic and applied background in the water field. She has professional experience internationally, including Mexico and the Middle East, and in various facets of the water industry, including municipal plant operations for wastewater treatment, desalination, and water process engineering. Her bachelor’s degree from McGill University focused primarily on the fields of geohydrology and aquatic chemistry. She joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2012, after completing her graduate work at the University of Michigan, where she concentrated on industrial and environmental chemical contamination and control, by means of exposure modeling, sampling and analysis protocol development, and novel sampling hardware apparatus prototyping. She is a published author in the fields of environmental public health, water treatment design, maintenance optimization and field applications. In addition, Huda designs for change:Water Labs, working to bring membrane based sanitation and disposal technology to the developing world, and consults in the field of commercial aquaculture.