2021 Scholars

Rarosue Amaraibi

University of South Florida, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2021

Economic and Environmental Assessment of Landfill Gas to Energy Technologies

Annesh Borthakur

University of California, Los Angeles, PhD
EREF 2021

Polymer Modified Expanded Clays for the Treatment of Landfill Leachate

McKenzie Burns

University of Wisconsin Madison, PhD
EREF Scholar 2021

PFAS Removal from Landfill Leachate via Electrosorption

Hezhou Ding

North Carolina State University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2021

Enhancing Volatile Fatty Acid Production from Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Food Waste

Jeannie Egan

North Carolina State University, MS
PTR Scholar 2021

Compostable Textile Apparel Fabrics

Matthew Gozun

Purdue University, MS
DCA Scholar 2021

US Household Management of Electronic Waste

Emma Guertin

North Carolina State University, MS
EREF Scholar 2021

Developing High-Yield Resilient and Robust Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Food Waste and Municipal Solid Waste

Tessa Lee

Yale University, MS
Apicella Scholar 2021

LCA of Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies to Direct R&D Funds to Improve Environmental Performance

Monica Rodriguez Morris

University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD
Fiessinger Scholar 2021

Tracking Waste: Improving the EoL Scenarios of PLA Cups

Jocelyn Plouffe

University of Manitoba, MS
SCS Scholar 2021

Methane-Oxidizing Bacteria in Landfill Cover Soil Under Extreme Seasonal Fluctuation

Jorge Rico

Colorado State University, PhD
EREF Scholar 2021

Microbiome Shaping Analysis of Rewired Anaerobic Digestion

Elisabeth Van Roijen

University California Davis, PhD
GMI Scholar 2021

Environmental Impacts of Bio-Based Plastics at End-of-Life

Ying Wang

University of Miami, PhD
EREF Scholar 2021

Modification on Fly Ash Specifications to Allow the Reuse of Marginal and Unconventional Source Fly Ashes

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

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

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

2015 Scholars

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Lori Clark

SUNY Stony Brook, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2015

A Novel Treatment to Hydrogen Sulfide Contaminated Landfill Gas