EDUCATION:

May, 2004 (expected) - Ph.D. Civil (Environmental) Engineering, Iowa State University - - - - - - Thesis: Application of Molecular Approaches for Identifying Structure-Function Relationships to Improve Site Characterization and Support Modeling of Natural Attenuation in a Coal-Tar Impacted Aquifer in Northwestern Iowa

May, 1999 - - - - - - - - - M.S. Civil (Environmental) Engineering, Iowa State University - - - - - -
Thesis: Influence of Porous Medium, Airflow Rate, and Air Channel Spacing on Benzene NAPL Removal During Air Sparging

Dec., 1996 - - - - - - - - - B.S. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

5/03 - Present - - - - - - - Environmental Engineer, Fox Engineering, Ames, IA - - - - - - - - - - - -
Provide technical assistance for a joint project between Iowa State University and Fox Engineering to explore the use of a sequencing batch biofilm reactor for treatment of herbicides.

6/01 - Present - - - - - - - Research Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames, IA - - - - - - - - - - - -
Conduct research on the relationships between coal-tar contamination, microbial structure, and aquifer geochemistry to better support natural attenuation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons at a coal-tar impacted site in Northwestern Iowa.

1/02 - 12/02 - - - - - - - - Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames, IA - - - - - - - - - - - -
Teaching assistant responsible for laboratories, student help sessions, grading homework and design projects, and field trips for a junior-level undergraduate environmental engineering course. Instructor for air pollution section of the course including a six lecture series on air pollution issues, modeling, and control technology. Developed all lectures, two homework assignments, and an air pollution design project.

5/99 - 6/01 - - - - - - - - - Research Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames, IA - - - - - - - - - - - -
Conducted field research on a joint project between Iowa State University and Mid-American Energy Corporation on the fate and transport of PAH compounds at two coal-tar impacted sites in Eastern and Central Iowa.

1/97 - 5/99 - - - - - - - - - Research Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames, IA - - - - - - - - - - - -
Conducted research on the fundamental processes dictating NAPL removal from saturated porous media under air-sparged conditions.