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Timothy

Purvis

Timothy is a research assistant at the Water Institute, working primarily on monitoring and evaluation of water quality. Timothy’s research focuses on evaluating novel low-cost technologies for monitoring heavy metals and fecal contaminants in water. His work also centers around education and instruction, having developed materials to train global partners in running water quality monitoring programs and having co-designed an undergraduate course in water quality and health research.

He is highly interested in expanding the reach of water quality work, with a focus on building partnerships in the Middle East and Central Asia. During his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech, Timothy also worked on technology development, including the prototyping systems for the rapid detection of E. coli in water, and the detection of microplastics in water samples