2020 Scholars

Ryan Anderson

Colorado State University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2020

Advancing a Novel Anaerobic Digestion Process for Producing Fatty Acids from Solid Wastes

Seth Kane

Montana State University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2020

Treatment of Plastic Waste for Concrete Reinforcement to Increase Viability of Plastic Recycling in Rural Areas

Kameron King

Old Dominion University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2020

Co-Digestion of Food Waste and the Aqueous Phase from Hydrothermal Carbonization of Mixed MSW

Vanessa Maldonado

Michigan State University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2020

Destructive Technologies for the Degradation of Per- and Polyfluroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Brooke Marten

University of  Colorado, Boulder, Ph.D.
Tom J. Fatjo Scholar 2020

Organic Waste Management Systems – A Comparative Environmental Impact Assessment

Marcos Miranda

Ohio State University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2020

Changing the Narrative Around Industrial Solid Waste By-Products

Kelsey Rodriguez

University of Central Florida, M.S.
EREF Scholar 2020

Electrochemical-based Degradation Technology for the Treatment of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Landfill Leachates

Angel Villarruel-Moore

University of Central Florida, MS
DCA Scholar 2020

MSW Incinerator Ash Co-Disposal with Unburned Waste: Implications for Elevated Temperatures

Anna Yip

University of California, Berkeley, MS
EREF Scholar 2020

UC-Berkeley Plastics System Analysis

2019 Scholars

Ashley Berninghaus

Oregon State University, Ph.D.
Evergreen Surety Bond Scholar 2019

Anaerobic Co-digestion of Organic Solid Waste for Increased Methane Production

Morgan Higman

Florida State University, Ph.D.
Robert J. Riethmiller/PTR Baler and Compactor Scholar 2019

Evaluating Local Management Strategies for Post-disaster Waste Collection

Zachary LaTurner

Rice University, Ph.D.
Waste Industries Scholarship Honoring Lonnie C. Poole Jr. 2019

Developing novel methods for Resource Recovery: The Future of Food Waste Management

Sierra Schupp

North Carolina State University, MS
Carl J. Apicella Scholar 2019

Methane Production and Microbial Ecology of Solid Waste in Elevated Temperature Landfills (ETLFs)

Martina Soliman

The Pennsylvania State University, MS
Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholar 2019

Reclaimed Waste to Energy Aggregates as Lightweight Sand in Concrete Masonry Units

2018 Scholars

Cassandra Champagne

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ph.D.
2018 Fiessinger Scholar

Autonomous Robotics Technology to Enhance Landfill Sustainability and Resiliency

Girish Kumar

University of Illinois at Chicago, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2018

Numerical Modeling of Temperature Effects on Geosynthetic Interfaces in Landfill Liners

Indu Venu Sabaraya

The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2018

Transport and Interactions of 2-Dimensional Nanomaterials through MSW Landfill Leachate

Chad Spreadbury

University of Florida, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2018

Beneficial Use of Waste to Energy Ash in Roadway Construction

2017 Scholars

Sampurna Datta

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2017

Transformative Shift of Landfills from Containment Facility to Energy Harvesting

Sarah Gustitus-Graham

University of Virginia, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2017

Determining the Service Life of Bentonite-Polymer Geosynthetic Clay Liners Permeated with Aggressive Leachates

2016 Scholars

Amirhossein Rezaei Adaryani

Amirhossein Rezaei Adaryani

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2016

Biodegradation of Contaminants of Emerging Concern by White-rot Fungi in Municipal Leachate


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Marija Krstic

The City College of New York, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2016

Recycled Glass as a Supplementary Cementitious Material in High Performance Concrete


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Syed Muaaz-Us-Salam

Cardiff University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2016

Enhanced Deligninification and Methane Generation in Waste Repositories through In-Situ Techniques – Overcoming Heterogeneity

2015 Scholars


Lori Clark

SUNY Stony Brook, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2015

A Novel Treatment to Hydrogen Sulfide Contaminated Landfill Gas


Judd Larson

University of Wyoming, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2015

Stimulating Autoinduction of Biofilm Growth to Enhance Cellulose Stabilization