IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
|Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering|
Water Quality Research Lab (WQRL)
Michelle Soupir, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in ABE
3358 Elings Hall
Ph. 515 294 2307
Fax: 515 294 4250
B.S. Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State, 1999
M.S. Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2003
Ph.D. Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2008
Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, 2014-present
Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, 2008-2014
Graduate Research Assistant, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2001-2008
Environmental Engineer, Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc., 2000-2001
Dr. Soupir’s research focuses on soil and water quality, nonpoint source pollution control, watershed management, and water quality monitoring. She uses both lab and field scale studies to examine the occurrence, fate and transport of pathogens, pathogen indicators and contaminants of emerging environmental concern (CoEECs) such as antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant bacteria to surface and groundwater systems. Findings from these studies have implications to improve the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development and implementation process, identify the impact of landuse practices on water quality, and develop management practices to reduce pollutant transport.