Imperial College London

Dr Michael Templeton

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reader in Public Health Engineering



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Dr Michael R. Templeton is a chartered civil engineer and Reader in Public Health Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. His research focuses on the occurrence and control of chemical and biological contaminants in water, innovative water treatment processes, and effective water supply and sanitation interventions in low-income countries. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and serves on several technical advisory panels, including the Water Quality and Health Technical Advisory Group of the World Health Organization, the Water Supply and Quality Panel of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, and the Sanitation and Water Management in Developing Countries Specialist Group of the International Water Association. He is an Associate Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. He is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree with honours in engineering science and a PhD in civil-environmental engineering, both from the University of Toronto. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Grimes JET, Tadesse G, Mekete K, et al., 2016, School water, sanitation, and hygiene, soil-transmitted helminths, and schistosomes: national mapping in Ethiopia, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol:10:e0004515, ISSN:1935-2735

Semitsoglou-Tsiapou S, Templeton MR, Graham NJD, et al., 2016, Low pressure UV/H2O2 treatment for the degradation of the pesticides metaldehyde, clopyralid and mecoprop – kinetics and reaction product formation, Water Research, Vol:91, ISSN:1879-2448, Pages:285-294

Chu W, Krasner S, Gao N, et al., 2016, Contribution of the antibiotic chloramphenicol and its analogues as precursors of dichloroacetamide and other disinfection byproducts in drinking water, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol:50, ISSN:0013-936X, Pages:388-396

Furlong C, Gibson WT, Templeton MR, et al., 2015, The development of an onsite sanitation system based on vermifiltration: the 'Tiger Toilet', Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, Vol:5, ISSN:2043-9083, Pages:608-613

Howitt P, Darzi A, Yang G-Z, et al., 2012, Technologies for global health, The Lancet, Vol:380, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:507-535

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