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Jennifer Weidhaas

Title: Associate Professor
College: Engineering
School / Department: Civil And Environmental Engineering
Mentoring Philosophy:

Dr. Weidhaas’ research and teaching interests include environmental engineering with a particular emphasis on biological processes and the fate and transport of contaminants and microorganisms in the environment. Her recent projects include evaluation of emerging contaminants in environmental systems, chemical spills impacting water resources and bioremediation of hazardous materials. She also conducts research in the area of environmental microbiology including microbial source tracking, development of massively parallel pathogen detection methods, and evaluation of microorganism fate in environmental systems.

E-SURe: Environmental Sustainability and Urban Resilience laboratory

We focus on diverse research areas including:

--Environmental Microbiology

--pathogens and fecal indicator fate and transport in environmental systems

--microbial source tracking

--development of pathogen detection systems

--safety in water reuse

--Quantitative microbial risk assessment

--Environmental Engineering

--fate and transport of emerging contaminants

--rocket fuel derivatives (NDMA)

--novel insensitive munitions (DNAN and NTO)

--orphaned chemicals (MCHM and PPH)

--pesticide dichloroacetamide safeners (Benoxacor and Furilazole)

--chemical spills impacting water resources

--bioremediation of hazardous materials