Senior Leadership

Lisa Henthorne

Chief Scientist

Lisa Henthorne is the Chief Scientist of Aris Water Solutions where she supports the company’s beneficial produced water reuse program. She was previously Chief Technology Officer at Water Standard, focused on developing advanced water treatment solutions for the oil and gas industry. She has served as the President of the Produced Water Society and the International Desalination Association. Lisa is also the current Chair of the Board of Directors of H2O Innovation and is a member of the NAWI Research Advisory Council. Starting her career with Chevron, Lisa focused on waterflooding and produced water treatment. Lisa spent the 13 subsequent years at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, where she eventually led their desalination research programs. Subsequently, she lived and worked internationally, developing seawater desalination and large water infrastructure projects in the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.


Lisa holds a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Missouri State University, Summa Cum Laude. She holds multiple U.S. and international patents in water treatment.