Luis Cruzado is a Chemical Engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation's Yuma Desalting Plant in Yuma, Arizona. He has been with Reclamation for 5 years, managing projects, designing plant improvements, and leading research. He currently coordinates research at the Water Quality Improvement Center. He has supported research conducted by CalPoly - Pamona, Carollo Engineers, and Harvard University as well as internal Reclamation projects such as the San Luis Demonstration Plant and research into chlorine resistant membranes. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.
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.