Case van Genuchten is an environmental engineer (PhD, UC Berkeley, Dec 2013) whose research focuses on creating technical solutions to improve access to safe drinking water in high- and low-income areas. Case has led or collaborated in projects to design, test and implement water treatment technologies in decentralized, rural areas of South Asia and in large-scale conventional treatment plants in Europe. One of the key components of Case's work is his avid use of synchrotron-based X-ray methods to generate molecular-scale knowledge of the reactions that underpin water and soil remediation technologies, for which he as awarded the 2020 Farrel W. Lytle Award by the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource. He is currently a Berkeley Lab affiliate in the Energy Technologies Area (working with Hanna Breunig) and a Researcher in the Geochemistry Department of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.
Case van Genuchten