Lucy M. Camacho

Personnel Profile

Lucy M. Camacho, Assistant Professor

Lucy M. Camacho


- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University, USA, 2000 
- M.S., Electrochemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 1988
- B.S., Chemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany,1987

Research Interests

Water Desalination; Membrane distillation, Electrodialysis metathesis, and other innovative technologies for water purification applications; novel adsorbent materials; graphene oxide and graphene membranes; sustainable wastewater reuse and wastewater subproducts.

Honors and Awards

- Kingsville, University Research Award, 2013
- NSF Travel Award, Minority Faculty Development Workshop, 2012
- SACNAS Travel Award, Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science, 2009
- Journal of Hazardous Materials, Dallas Reviewer Acknowledgment, 2008
- Who’s  Who in the World, 2008
- Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2006, 2007
- NSF Travel award, Advance Program: Forward to Professorship, 2003
- Teaching Award, Higher Education Council, México, PROMEP Recognition, 2001
- Scholastic All-American Honor, United States Achievement Academy, 1997
- National Award Winner, United States Achievement Academy, 1997
- National Scholarship, Outstanding Scholar Achievement, Bogota, Colombia, 1982-1988 (Sponsored by the German Government to conduct Bachelor and Master of Science studies in Germany).

Professional Experiences

- Assistant Professor, TAMUK (Environmental Engineering Dep.), 2013 - present
- Research Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso, 2010-2013
- Research Associate, New Mexico State University, 2008-2010
- Lecture, Monterrey Tech, Ciudad Juárez, México, 2005-2008
- Engineering Consultant, ATI Consultants, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 2004
- College Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, NMSU New Mexico State University, 2002- 2003
- Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University, 1995–2000.
- Full time Faculty, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 1991-1995, 2000-2002

Sample Publications

- Camacho, L.M., Sundaravadivelnathan Ponnusamy, Isaac Campos, Thomas A. Davis, Shuguang Deng (2014) Evaluation of Novel Modified Activated Alumina as Adsorbent for Arsenic Removal. Handbook of Arsenic Toxicology, Elsevier Publisher. In press.
- Camacho, L.M., Ludovic Dumée, Jianhua Zhang, Jun-de Li, Mikel Duke, Juan Gomez, Stephen Gray (2013) Advances in Membrane Distillation for Water Desalination and Purification Applications. Water, 5, 94-196; doi:10.3390/w5010094.
  - Yarlagadda, S., Gnaneswar, V., Camacho, L.M. (2011) Potable Water Recovery from As, U, and F Contaminated Ground Waters by Direct Contact Membrane Distillation Process. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 192, 1388-1394.
- Camacho, L.M., Parra, R. R.; Deng, S. (2011) Arsenic Removal for Groundwater by MnO2-modified Natural Clinoptilolite Zeolite: Effects of pH and Initial Feed Concentration. Journal of Hazardous Material, 189, 286-293.
- Camacho, L. M., Gutierrez, M. Alarcon, M.T., Villalba M. L. Deng, S. (2011) Occurrence and Treatment of Arsenic in Groundwater and Soil in Northern Mexico and Southwestern USA. Chemosphere, 83, 211-225.
- Camacho, L.M. , Torres, A., Saha, D., Deng, S. (2010) Adsorption equilibrium and kinetics of fluoride on sol-gel derived activated alumina adsorbents. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 349, 307-313.
- Camacho, L.M., Deng, S., Parra, R. (2010). Uranium removal from groundwater by natural clinoptilolite zeolite: Effects of pH and feed concentration. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 175, 393-398.
- Yarlagadda, S. Camacho L.M. Gnaneswar, V. Wei, Z. Deng. S. (2009) Membrane distillation for desalination and other separations. Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering, 2, 2 128-158

Professional Affiliations

Member, International Desalination Association (IDA), American Water Works Association (AWWA), American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA), Association of Environmental Engineers and Science Professors (AEESP) , American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Chemical Society (ACS), Society for Advancing Hispanic/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).

Contact Information

Department of Environmental Engineering
Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering, EC 371
MSC 213 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2476
fax: (361) 593-2069
Personal Website:

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