Contact Info,


Mail Address:

18 Marston Hall
130 Natural Resources Rd
Dept of CEE
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Office Location:

Elab II, room 312









Rassil El Sayess Rassil



University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Civil and Environmental Engineering
2012 – 2016 (expected)

American University of Beirut
MSc, Environmental Technology
2008 – 2011

American University of Beirut
BSc, Environmental Health

PhD Research

My research is on unregulated disinfection by-products in drinking water. We are currently working with the city of Philadelphia, PA. We are looking into quantifying total organic halides, specifically total organic iodine, bromine and chlorine, at  very low levels in drinking water by developing methods specifically tailored for that type of analysis. (project website)


Reactor performance in terms of COD and nitrogen removal and bacterial community structure of a three-stage rotating bioelectrochemical contactor

Water Research, 47(2), 881-894.