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

University of Virginia, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2017

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


Richard Hilliard

Oregon State University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2017

Applying the Simultaneous Anammox and Denitrification (SAD) to Landfill Leachate


Ryan Joslyn

University of Central Florida, MS
Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Master’s Scholar

Field Investigation of an Elevated Temperature Florida Landfill

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Koichi Kanaoka

Duke University, MS
Robert J. Riethmiller/PTR Baler and Compactor Scholar

Opportunities, Challenges and Benefits of Increasing Waste Recovery Rates in U.S. Cities


Daniel Moccia-Field

Yale University, MS
EREF Scholar 2017

Closing Resource Loops in Institutional Food Waste


James Souder

Yale University, MS
Ice River Springs Master’s Scholarship for Sustainability

Closing the Loop and Increasing Material Recovery in Supply Chains and Production Systems

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


Vinny Anderson

The Ohio State University, MS
Carl J. Apicella Scholar 2016

An Integrated Forward Osmosis-Membrane Distillation Membrane Process for Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewater Treatment

Syeed Iskander

Syeed Md Iskander

Virginia Tech, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2016

An Integrated Leachate Treatment System for Removing Contaminants and Recovering Resources


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Gomathy Radhakrishna Iyer

University of Texas at Arlington, Ph.D.
Evergreen Surety Bond Scholarship Scholar 2016

Development of Landfill Bio Covers from Yardwaste to Oxidize Methane Escaping Landfill


Hongyue Jin

Hongyue Jin

Purdue University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2016

Value Recovery of Rare Earth Permanent Magnets: Economic and Environmental Impacts and Associated Pricing Strategy

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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


Danni McPherron

Danni (McPherron) Schaust

Indiana University Bloomington, MS
EREF Scholar 2016

A Growing Food Waste Problem: Bridging the Gap Between Wasted Resources and Wasted Food

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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

Serena Pozza

Serena Pozza

Yale University, MS 
Garbageman’s Invitational Master’s Scholar 2016

How Closed-loop Production Systems Can Reduce Waste


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

2014 Scholars


Oral Saulters

Indiana University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2014

Sustainable Waste Management in Tribal Communities

2013 Scholars


Megan Jaunich

North Carolina State University, Ph.D.
Lonnie C. Poole Jr./Waste Industries Scholar 2013

Developing an LCA Model for Residential/Commercial MSW Collection