Aurora Kuras is a graduate student in Environmental Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, a NAWI Consortium Member. She defended her thesis on Functional Data Analysis for Detecting Faults in Water and Wastewater Treatment on Wednesday, March 30th. This research is important because early and effective fault detection in water and wastewater treatment plants is important to maintain water quality and prevent process disruptions. Her work applies a method in functional data analysis (FDA) for fault detection to drift faults observed in a sequencing batch membrane bioreactor and closed-circuit reverse osmosis system. Her research is advised by Profs. Tzahi Cath and Amanda Hering.