Lauren Stadler

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As an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering studying sustainable biological wastewater treatment processes, Stadler's research focuses on advancing water reuse and energy recovery from wastewater using a multi-disciplinary approach that combines microbial ecology, environmental chemistry, and sustainability assessment. Prior to joining Rice, Dr. Stadler received her B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College, and M.S and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Environmental Engineering, where her research was focused on understanding the Impact of Low Oxygen Wastewater Treatment on Microbial Community Characteristics and Micropollutant Fate. Dr. Stadler has published several papers in leading journals and in the field of environmental engineering and has given numerous presentations at national and international conferences. She has received continuous honors and awards for her research including the Fulbright Scholarship, both a Rackham Merit and a Predoctoral Fellowship, The Michigan Water Environment Association John P. Hennessey Scholarship, a Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Education

Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI April 2016 Environmental Engineering

M.S.E. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI December 2012 Environmental Engineering

B.S. Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA May 2006 Engineering

Teaching Areas

Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice UniversityUpper-level undergraduate and graduate course on the fundamentals of microbiology and microbial ecology and their importance in natural and engineered sys

Water Reuse and Resource Recovery Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice UniversityIntroduction to the analysis, characterization and principles of physical, chemical and biological processes, operations and reactor configurations commonly used for wat

Environmental Chemistry and ProcessPrinciples and significance of measurements used to assess environmental quality; principles of physical, chemical, and biological processes, operations and reactor configurations commonly used for water quality control.

Honors & Awards

2019 Gulf Research Program Early Career Fellow

2018 Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Engineering Scholar

2016 CH2M/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

2015 Environmental Science & Technology Letters Best Paper Award

2011 -2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

2013-2015 Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellow

2014-2015 Rackham Predoctoral Fellow

2011 Michigan Water Environment Association John P. Hennessey Scholarship

2010-2015 Rackham Merit Fellow

2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar