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

Riley Coulthard

Riley Coulthard

Yale University, Ph.D. 
Fiessinger Doctoral Scholar 2016

Carbon Nanotube Enabled Technology for Reclamation of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Combustion Residues


Shakira Hobbs

Shakira Hobbs

Clemson University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2016

Strategic Sustainability Assessment of Enhanced Aerobic and Anaerobic Digestion of Food and Bioplastic Waste for Municipalities


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


Caroline Larose

Caroline Larose

University of Michigan, MS
Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Master’s Scholar 2016

Material Flows: Strategies to reduce Ann Arbor’s municipal solid waste and improve diversion


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


Jillian Treadwell

Jillian Treadwell

McGill University, MS
Ice River Springs Master’s Scholarship for Sustainability Scholar 2016

Driving Factors for Organic Waste and Phosphorus Recycling: A quantitative analysis and scenario based model


2015 Scholars


Lori Clark

SUNY Stony Brook, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2015

A Novel Treatment to Hydrogen Sulfide Contaminated Landfill Gas


Olga Kachook

Yale University, MS
EREF Scholar 2015

Integrating Zero Waste and Extended Producer Responsibility Practices into Corporate Waste


Judd Larson

University of Wyoming, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2015

Stimulating Autoinduction of Biofilm Growth to Enhance Cellulose Stabilization


Brent Perdue

University of Texas at Austin, MS
EREF Scholar 2015

Analysis of Municipal Landfill Diversion Ordinances

2014 Scholars


Oral Saulters

Indiana University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2014

Sustainable Waste Management in Tribal Communities


Ross Taggart

Duke University, Ph.D.
EREF Scholar 2014

Recovering Strategic Metals from Fly Ash

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

2012 Scholars


Kaitlyn Sniffen

Drexel University, Ph.D.
PTR Baler Scholar 2012

Using Algae as a Biomass for Biofuel