As an environmental scientist and engineer in our Research group, Ayu works on various applied research projects that connect different water-related disciplines—from water quality to energy and asset management. Her major responsibilities include preparing proposals for funding agencies and client-funded programs, leading studies and reviews on emerging topics related to water, and planning, conducting, and managing investigations focused on water and wastewater treatment.
Ayu’s academic research focused on desalination and water reclamation; however, at Stantec Research, she got the opportunity to work in different water-related areas including the implementation of small hydropower processes at water utilities and the management of aging water infrastructure. Working with the Research group, her goal is to bridge cutting-edge research and wide-scale practical implementation to further raise our Company’s profile in the industry—to become innovative water leaders.
Loving anything to do with art, Ayu has been a painter since high school. But if she isn’t absorbing research findings or working on her latest art piece, you might find her hiking in the Sierras or riding her folding bicycle at the beach.