Malynda Cappelle

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Malynda A Cappelle
Staff, Center for Inland Desalination Systems (CIDS) - Civil Engineering
Associate Director, Center for Inland Desalinisation Systems (CIDS)

Malynda Cappelle has twenty years of experience focused on water and energy, primarily focused on water treatment technology and how to make use of it to address water and energy security, environmental quality, and climate change issues. Her career has spanned several areas including water conservation, industrial water treatment, and research and development. Malynda has a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering, and a MBA and PhD in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). At UTEP, Malynda’s research has been focused on high recovery desalination processes and improving the economic and environmental performance of water treatment processes. Along with Dr. Tom Davis and Dr. Shane Walker, Malynda has led piloting activities with novel membrane technologies at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant here in El Paso, and the Bureau of Reclamation’s Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico.


  1. Desalination
  2. Water Treatment
  3. Water Conservation
  4. Water-energy Nexus
  5. Membrane
  6. Concentrate Management