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

Seth Kane

Montana State University, MS
GMI Scholar 2019

Biochar from Residential Food Waste as a Value-added Filler in Thermoplastics

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