Former Group Members

2016

Carlos Fernandez Pulido

Andrew Jackson

Undergraduate Honors Researcher, Aug. 2015 - Dec. 2016

Honors Thesis: "Quantification and Analysis of Microplastics in Penn State Wastewater Systems."

Civil & Environmental Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Email: adj5125@psu.edu

Marissa Hartleb

Marissa Hartleb

M.S. Student, June 2014 - December 2016

Thesis: "Microbial community development in an ecological wastewater treatment system."

Current employment: Environmental Engineer
United States Air Force
Holloman Air Force Base
Alamogordo, NM 88330
Email: marissa.hartleb@gmail.com
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Carlos Fernandez Pulido

Carlos (Junior) Fernandez Pulido

M.S. Student, January 2015 - August 2016

Thesis: "Duckweed as a sustainable soil amendment to support crop growth, enhance soil quality, and reduce agricultural runoff."

Environmental Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
212 Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: cfernandezpulido@gmail.com
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Kara Slocum

Kara Slocum

M.Eng. Environmental Engineering, May 2016
Research Assistant, August 2015 - May 2016

 

Current employment: Civil Design Engineer
Sasaki Associates
Watertown, MA 02472
Email: kslocum93@gmail.com

Jonathan Caballero

Jonathan J. Caballero

Undergraduate Research Assistant, May 2014 - May 2016

COE REU Project: "Nutrient leaching and crop growth in agricultural soil amended with Lemna minor (duckweed)."

Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Email: jvc5546@psu.edu

Cody Campolong

Cody Campolong

B.S. Civil Engineering with Honors, May 2016
Undergraduate Honors Researcher, August 2015 - May 2016

Honors Thesis: "A preliminary trial to determine the feeding preference of Oreochromis niloticus (Nile tilapia) fingerlings for different preparations of Lemna minor (duckweed)."

Civil Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Email: cjc5575@psu.edu


2015

Mohamad Kanbari

Mohamad Kanbari

Undergraduate Honors Researcher, May 2015 - December 2015

Project: "Design of a Solar UV Disinfection Unit for the Penn State Eco-Machine."

Energy Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Email: mkanbari@gmail.com

 

Sarah Wood

Sarah L. Wood

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Jan. 2015 - Aug. 2015

NSF REU Project: "Development of an Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge (IFAS) System for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants from Wastewater."

Chemical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Email: slw5531@psu.edu

Andrew Kreider

Andrew N. Kreider

M.S. Environmental Engineering and NSF Fellow, Aug. 2013 - Aug. 2015

Thesis: "Behavior of Duckweed as an Agricultural Amendment: Nitrogen Mineralization, Leaching, and Sorghum Uptake."

Current employment: Environmental Engineer I
Gannett Fleming
207 Senate Avenue
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Email: andrewkreider7@gmail.com
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Neil Brown

Dr. Neil E. Brown

Research Associate, Fall 2013 - Spring 2015

Project: Engagement and Education in Africa through Development of Ecological Wastewater Treatment Initiatives.

The Alliance for Earth Sciences, Engineering, and the Development of Africa (AESEDA)
The Pennsylvania State University
220 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Office: 814-865-0333; Cell: 334-552-5627
Email: neb141@psu.edu

Victoria Whyte

Victoria A. Whyte

M.Eng. Environmental Engineering, Jan. 2013 - May 2015

 

Current employment: Environmental Engineer I
Brown & Caldwell
10777 Westheimer Rd, #925
Houston, TX 77042
Email: victoria.whyte14@gmail.com

Wenyan Zhang

Wenyan Zhang

Visiting Scholar from Nanjing Forestry University, Jiangsu Province, China, Jan. 2014 - March 2015

Project: "Nitrogen Mineralization of Lemna in Agricultural Soils and Affects on Crop Production."

Current employment: Lecturer
Environmental Engineering
Nanjing Forestry University
Jiangsu Province, China
Email: 627389011@qq.com


2013

Dane Kelsey

Dane J. Kelsey

M.S. Environmental Engineering, Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2013

Thesis: "Incorporation of Organic Fungicides in Bindered Anthracite Bricks for Improved Storage and Performance in Iron Foundries"

Current employment: Environmental Engineer I
Arcadis, U.S., Inc.
10 Friends Lane, Suite 200
Newtown, PA 18940
Email: djk5094@gmail.com
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Yishan Lin

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Aug. 2009 - Dec. 2013

Dissertation: "Evaluation of Microbial Communities and their Relationships with Chemical Performance in Passive Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Systems Amended with Crab Shell"

Current employment: Research Scientist
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
Email: yshanlisa@gmail.com

Shamir West

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Jan. 2013 - Sept. 2013

Dept. of Chemical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Email: sow5181@psu.edu


2012

Sean McKee

B.S. Civil Engineering with Honors, August 2012

Honors Thesis: "Start-Up of a Pilot-Scale Ecological Wastewater Treatment System: Water Quality Fluctuations as an Indicator of Ecosystem Development"

Currently: M.D. student
Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health
State University of New York (SUNY)
Email: seanmckee100@gmail.com
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Sara S. Goots

B.S. Environmental Systems Engr., Honors in Environmental Engr, August 2012

Honors Thesis and NSF REU Project: "Cleaning Up Little Laurel Run: Design and Performance of Different Crab-Shell Mixtures for Supporting Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage in Pilot-Scale Reactors at the Klondike-1 Discharge”

Current employment: CCCWV/ACCT Intern
Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation
Brownsville, PA
Email: sara.goots@gmail.com
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M. William (Will) Sheehan

B.S. Civil Engineering with Honors, May 2012

Honors Thesis: Optimizing the Solar Disinfection Method to Produce Potable Water from Ecologically-treated Wastewater Using Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate Bottles

Current employment: Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Seoul, Korea
Email: willsheehan3@gmail.com

Shanxing (Tommy) Lin

B.S. Civil Engineering, May 2012

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Spring 2010 - Spring 2012

Current employment: Civil Engineer
China Construction America, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
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2011

Andrew N. Kreider

Undergraduate Research Assistant, May 2011 - Dec. 2011; Jan. 2013 - May 2013

Project: "Start-up Strategies and Life Cycle Assessment of Ecological Wastewater Treatment Systems"

Dept. of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Email: ank5132@psu.edu

Jessica A. Grembi

M.S. Environmental Engineering, August 2009 - May 2011

Thesis: "Remediation of High-Strength Mine Impacted Water with Crab Shell Substrate Mixtures: Laboratory Column and Field Pilot Tests”

Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Stanford University
473 Via Ortega, Y2E2, Room 255
Stanford, CA 94305-4020 
Email: jgrembi@stanford.edu

Natthida (Kwan) Binsomprasong

M.S. Environmental Engineering, August 2009 - May 2011

Thesis: "Biocatalysis of Lignin and COD in Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent Using Immobilized Symbiotic Fungal Mycelia"

Current employment: Environmental Engineer
The Siam Cement Group
Thailand
Email: natthidb@scg.co.th

Erin Henry

M.S. Environmental Engineering, May 2009 - May 2011

Thesis: "The Development of an Advanced Treatment Process to Remove Endocrine Disrupting Compounds from Wastewater using Phanerochaete chrysosporium"

Current employment: Environmental Engineer I
Arcadis, U.S., Inc.
10 Friends Lane, Suite 200
Newtown, PA 18940
Email: erin.henry@arcadis-us.com


2010

Michael J. Shreve

B.S. Environmental Systems Engr., Honors in Environmental Engr., December 2010

Honors Thesis: "Alginate Encapsulation of Phanerochaete chrysosporium for the Fungal Biocatalysis of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Wastewater"

Environmental Systems Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Phone: 814-865-4851
Email: mjs697@psu.edu

Abby F. (Caporuscio) Wolford

M.S. Environmental Engineering, January 2009 - December 2010

Thesis: "The Road to Brook Trout Recovery: Crab Shell Restores Alkalinity to Watersheds Impacted by Acid Deposition”

Current employment: Environmental Engineer
Cox-Colvin and Associates, Inc.
Columbus, OH
Email: abbycapo@gmail.com
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Bradley A. Sick

B.S. Civil Engineering with Honors, Minor in Environmental Engr., May 2010

Honors Thesis: "Analysis and Design of Fractional Crab-Shell Amendments to Spent Mushroom Compost for the Treatment of High-Strength Mine Impacted Water"

Current Employment: Graduate Student
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Dr. Neil E. Brown

Research Associate, Summer 2008 - 2010

Project: Pharmaceutical Removal from Wastewater Using Fungal Mycelia

The Alliance for Earth Sciences, Engineering, and the Development of Africa (AESEDA)
The Pennsylvania State University
220 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Office: 814-865-0333; Cell: 334-552-5627
Email: neb141@psu.edu


2009

Amanda K. Brown

B.S. Civil Engineering, Minor in Environmental Engr., December 2009

NSF REU Project: "Passive Remediation of “High Risk” Acid Mine Drainage Using Crab-Shell Chitin as a Substrate Amendment: Microcosm Tests"

Current employment: Design Engineer
The Markosky Engineering Group, Inc.
223 East Main St.
Ligonier, PA 15658
Office: 724-238-4138
Email: amandabrown1120@gmail.com
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Dr. Mary Ann Robinson-Lora

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, August 2007 - December 2009

Dissertation: Evaluation of Chitinous Materials as a Multifunctional Substrate for the Remediation of Mine Impacted Water

Current Employment: Customer Service for Environmental Analytics
Agrolab GmbH
Dr.-Pauling-Str. 1
94079 Bruckberg
Germany
Email: robinsonmaryann@gmail.com
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Alessia Eramo

M.S. Environmental Engineering, Aug. 2007 - Aug. 2009

Thesis: Bioremediation of Diesel Contaminated Soil Using Spent Mushroom Compost

Current Employment: Staff Environmental Engineer
Golder Associates, Inc.
744 Broad Street, 25th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-645-1922
Email: Alessia_Eramo@golder.com
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Caroline Newcombe

M.S. Environmental Engineering, Aug. 2009 - May 2009

Thesis: Effective and Low-Cost Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage Using Chitin as a Fractional Amendment to Compost

Current Employment: Engineer I
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
1319 Woodbridge Station Way
Edgewood, MD 21040
Phone: 410-538-8202, ext. 1423
Email: cnewcombe@eaest.com
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2007

Mary Ann Robinson-Lora

M.S. Environmental Engineering, Aug. 2005 - Aug. 2007

Thesis: Biological Denitrification of Drinking Water Supplies Using Chitin

Current Employment: Customer Service for Environmental Analytics
Agrolab GmbH
Dr.-Pauling-Str. 1
94079 Bruckberg
Germany
Email: robinsonmaryann@gmail.com
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Hua Cai, P.E.

M.S. Environmental Engineering, Aug. 2005 - May 2007

Thesis: Treatability Study of In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Vadose Zone Soil Using Gaseous Electron Donors

Current Employment: Ph.D. Student
The Center for Sustainable Systems
School of Natural Resources and Environment
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
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2006

Linda Daubert, P.E.

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Honors in Environmental Engr., Jan. 2005 - May 2006

Honors Thesis: A Laboratory Investigation of Passive Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage Using Chitin from Crab Shells

Current Employment: Environmental & Chemical Engineer
IBM, B325, 2070 Route 52
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533-3507
Phone: 845-892-0187
Email: lndauber@us.ibm.com
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2005

Dr. Booki Min

Post-Doctoral Researcher, 2005

Current Employment: Assistant Research Professor
The Technical University of Denmark
Institute of Environment & Resources
Bygningstorvet bldg. 113
Kgs Lyngby, DK 2800, Denmark
Phone: ++45 4525 1446
Fax: ++45 4593 2850
Email: bom@er.dtu.dk