Dr. Yael R. Glazer

  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin

After graduating with her BS from UC Berkeley, Yael spent seven years working at Genentech, one of the world’s leading biotech companies, developing and optimizing manufacturing processes to bring medicines to patients with unmet medical needs such as auto-immune diseases, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. The biotech industry’s massive dependence on clean water drove her curiosity about the overall world water crisis. Her interest quickly developed into a passion and led her to pursue a graduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin.

Research Topics

Yael’s research focuses on establishing an analytical framework for assessing whether on-site treatment of hydraulic fracturing wastewater with distributed natural gas or renewable energy resources are feasible options. Natural gas is already onsite (and often flared), and since both wind and solar energy are abundant across most of Texas, integrated natural gas-, solar-, or wind-powered wastewater treatment facilities might be appropriate options to address the growing water impacts of the oil and gas sector. This framework will include costs, water balances, and emissions balances.


Ph.D. student, Civil Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

MS, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

BS, Bioengineering, University of California at Berkeley


George J. Heuer, Jr. Ph.D. Endowed Graduate Scholarship


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