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Email: jperl@mtu.edu


 Supported by the National Science
 Foundation under Grant No. 0806569
 
Academic Year 2011-12 Scholars
   

Allie Archer
  • Degree Program: Masters of Science - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Brian Barkdoll, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Water Resources

Undergraduate Institution:

Kansas State University

Graduate Institution:
Michigan Technological University

Hometown:
McPherson, Kansas

   
   

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Nathan Arnold
  • Degree Program: Masters International - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor:

Research Interests:
Water Treatment, West Coast Intertidal Zone Mollusks, Estrogenic Compound

Undergraduate Institution:
Chapman University

Hometown:
Tuscon, AZ

   
   
Meredith Ballard LaBeau
  • Degree Program: Ph.D. - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Alex Mayer, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Water Resources, Forcasting Great Lakes Water Quality and Nutrient Loading in Response to Changing Land Use and Climate, GIS Modeling

Undergraduate Institution:
Michigan Technological University

Graduate Institution:
Michigan Technological University

Hometown:
Lansing, MI

   
   
Tristan Beaster
  • Degree Program: Masters of Science - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Jennifer Becker, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Biological Treatment Processes, Water Resources

Undergraduate Institution:
University of Minnesota

Hometown:
Grand Marais, MN

   
   
Jorge Campos
  • Degree Program: Masters of Science - Civil Engineering
  • Advisor:

Research Interests:
Appropriate Technology, Water Resources, Water Treatment/Reclamation

Undergraduate Institution:
Walla Walla University

Hometown:
Juan Aldama, ZAC, MX

   
   
Olga Cano
  • Degree Program: Masters of Science - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Brian Barkdoll, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Architecture, Sustainable Building Design, International Development, Human Centered Design

Undergraduate Institution:
Florida International University

Hometown:
Miami, FL

   
   
Bailey Gamble
  • Degree Program:Masters of Science - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Kurtis Paterson, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Bone Char Defluoridation and Sustainable Development

Undergraduate Institution:
Michigan Technological University

Hometown:
Dansville, MI

   
   
Kristine Guzak
  • Degree Program:Masters International - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Kurtis Paterson, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Sustainable Engineering Education, Service Learning, and Appropriate Technology Implementation

Undergraduate Institution:
MIchigan Technological University

Hometown:
Battle Creek, MI

   
   
Meral Jackson
  • Degree Program: Ph.D. - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Thomas Pypker, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Restoration Effects on Wetland Hydrology, Carbon Cycling, and Gaseous Emissions

Undergraduate Institution:
Michigan Technological University

Graduate Institution:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Hometown:
Bloomfield, MI

   
   
Erinn Kunik
  • Degree:Masters International - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Jennifer Becker, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Drinking Water & Wastewater Treatment, Renewable Energy

Undergraduate Institution:
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Hometown:
Lakeville, MN

   
   

Jarod Maggio
  • Degree Program: Ph.D. - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Kurtis Paterson , Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Indoor Air Pollution, Global Warming Impact of Biomass Burning, Appropriate Technology, Hazard Mitigation, and Remote Sensing

Undergraduate Institution:
Northeastern University

Hometown:
Whitman, MA

   
   

Luke Moilanen
  • Degree Program: Masters International. - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: John Gierke, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
LCA omparison of Water Treatment Technologies in Suriname, Water Supply and Distribution, and Water/Wastewater Treatment

Undergraduate Institution:
Michigan
Technological University

Hometown:
Hermansville, MI

   
   
Keenan Murray
  • Degree Program: Ph.D. - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Paul Doskey, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Fluid Mechanics, Atmospheric Modelling, Air Pollution, Liquid/Gas Exchange

Undergraduate Institution:
University of California - San Diego

Hometown:
Los Gatos, CA

   
   
Julie Padilla
  • Degree Program: Masters of Science - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor:

Research Interests:

Undergraduate Institution:
Stanford University

Hometown:

   
   
Paul Pebler
  • Degree Program: Masters International - Civil Engineering
  • Advisor: Brian Barkdoll, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Sustainable Home Construction

Undergraduate Institution:
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Hometown:
Rice Lake, WI

   
   
Benjamin Savonen
  • Degree Program: Masters International - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor:

Research Interests:
Water Treatment, Appropriate Technology, International Development

Undergraduate Institution:
The Ohio State University

Hometown:
Monroe, MI

   
 
Larry Schirmer
  • Degree Program: Masters International - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor:

Research Interests:
International Low-Impact Development, Location Specific Land/Water and Building Design, Life Cycle Project Analysis


Undergraduate Institution:
Spring Arbor University

Hometown:
Rochester Hills, MI

 
 
Alicia Sherrin
  • Degree Program: Masters International - Civil Engineering
  • Advisor: Brian Barkdoll, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Water Resources, Stream Restoration, and Low-Impact Development

Undergraduate Institution:
University of California - Santa Barbara

Hometown:
Santa Cruz, CA

   
   
Patrick Spencer
  • Degree Program: Masters International - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Kurtis Paterson, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Water Resource Planning and Managmeent, Appropriate Technologies, Water Economics, Statistical Outliers

Undergraduate Institution:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Hometown:
Worcester, MA

   
   
Kelli Whelan
  • Degree Program: Masters International - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Kurtis Paterson, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Social Acceptace of Technologies, Radiative Properties of EC/OC Biomass Burning Emissions

Undergraduate Institution:
Michigan Technological University

Hometown:
Shaftsburg, MI

   
   
Alex Wohlgemuth
  • Degree Program: Masters International - Environmental Engineering
  • Advisor: Kurtis Paterson, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Water Treatment, Wetlands, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Agriculture

Undergraduate Institution:
The Ohio State University

Hometown:
Cleveland Heights, OH

   
   
Bonnie Zwissler
  • Degree Program: Masters Science - Civil Engineering
  • Advisor: Stanley Vitton, Ph.D. and Thomas Oommen, Ph.D.

Research Interests:
Landslides, Natural Hazard Assessment and Mitigation, Public Polcy

Undergraduate Institution:
Widener University

Hometown:
Saint Leonard, MD

   
 
       

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