Susan Murcott led CITE’s water filter evaluation research. Susan is also a Research Engineer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. For the past ten years, she has also been an instructor at MIT D-Lab.
Since 1997, Susan has been a leader in the emerging field of household drinking water treatment and safe storage, with MIT projects in 10 countries to date. Since 2005, Susan has focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene in Northern Ghana, where she helped to establish Pure Home Water with Ghanaian and international partners. With assistance from local management and staff, as well as over 100 MIT students to date, Pure Home Water operates a ceramic water filter factory.
Susan has supervised over 75 MIT Masters of Engineering theses. She is the author of “Arsenic Contamination in the World” (IWA Publishing, 2012) and over 50 peer-reviewed articles and reports.