Dr. Jejal Reddy Bathi is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Civil and Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). Dr. Bathi is a certified professional engineer and has been the project manager and principal investigator for several urban water resources engineering projects and as an independent engineer he executed engineering projects worth about a million dollars. Dr. Bathi received his PhD in Civil Engineering with major in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Alabama (UA) in 2008 and he received double MS degrees in Environmental Engineering (National University of Singapore, 2004 and UA, 2007). Dr. Bathi worked on research projects funded by both public and private agencies including National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), National Institute of Health (NIH) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc (ISRI). In addition to more than 12 years of professional experience, his past academic experiences include Post-Doctorial Fellowship at UA and as a Research Scientist at Jackson State University, MS. In this current calendar year, Dr. Bathi has developed and taught two new courses in Environmental Engineering at UTC. As an independent practicing engineer. Dr. Bathi’s expertise include: (1) urban runoff characterization, (2) understanding the fate and transport of emerging contaminants in surface water environment, (3) application of distributed and lumped simulation programs to understand sensitivity of water resources for changing land uses and weather patterns, and (4) application of green infrastructure for urban drainage and water quality management.