Andrew Tiffenbach is a mechanical engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation’s Technical Service Center, Water Treatment Group, in Denver, Colorado. Andrew has been with Reclamation for 17 years, participating in both research and design efforts. For the past five years Andrew has coordinated advanced water treatment prize competitions led by Reclamation’s Research and Development Office. This program seeks to accelerate research to address elusive mission and operations challenges through private sector and “citizen solver” engagement. Andrew also helps to manage Reclamation’s Desalination and Water Purification Research Program, which provides funding to support research and technology innovation in the water treatment field. In addition, Andrew also serves as the Technical Service Center client liaison for Reclamation’s Missouri Basin Region. Andrew has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management, both from Colorado School of Mines.
The Evaluation Panel members have been carefully chosen for their knowledge and experience. Each member scores and comments on the submissions assigned to them. Each valid submission will receive five sets of reviews that have been statistically normalized. Informed by the resulting ranking of submissions with consideration to diversity of solutions, up to five Finalists will be named.