Dr. Ian Nettleship is
the founder of the Ceramic Filter Project and continues to supervise projects
and coordinate its activities. Dr. Nettleship has conducted research and
service learning on ceramic water filters for over 15 years.
The Ceramic Filter Project works with not-for-profit
organizations that work to establish and support small-scale ceramic filter
manufacturing facilities in marginalized communities. Field workers for these organizations provide
context and project topics based on their field experience. In particular, the
Ceramic Filter Project at Pitt collaborates with Pittsburgh-based Ceramic Water
Filter Solutions who have a training facility in Pittsburgh and collaborate
with filter factories in Nigeria, Mexico and Nepal.