Melissa Mwikali Mativo

PhD Researcher


While designing wastewater treatment infrastructure in Kenya, I was intrigued by the mechanism and processes behind the technology. My PhD focuses on optimizing the anaerobic treatment of concentrated blackwater, specifically under (hyper)thermophilic conditions.


BSc, Civil engineering, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2017
MSc, Urban water and sanitation (Specialization: Sanitary Engineering), IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Netherlands, 2023

Research interest

Sustainable wastewater treatment, Decentralized sanitary systems, Anaerobic treatment, Resource recovery,  Blackwater