Research Team Bios

Dipen Patel
Research Engineer
Dipen Patel
  • PhD, Water Quality Management, Queen Mary College, University of London, 2002
  • MS, Engineering Hydrology, Imperial College, University of London, 1989
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Surrey, 1985
  • Professional Engineer, State of California



Research Engineer, Office of Water Programs, California State University, Sacramento,
2002–present
  • Filter design and monitoring, including Austin-type alternative media filters and small footprint underground vault filters
  • Sedimentation, filtration and chemical dosing system design, testing, and evaluation
  • Guidance document development for pilot study planning and execution
  • Future stormwater monitoring needs
Environmental Engineer, Mott MacDonald Group Ltd., Cambridge, England, 1989–1998
  • Water quality control, urban drainage and flood alleviation studies
  • Extensive water quality modeling, including development and application of 3-D models for point and non-point source pollution to surface waters
Professional Interests: Identifying, designing, and testing innovative treatment technologies; improving effectiveness of conventional treatment systems; water quality modeling in the context of TMDL development