DEPT: Civil and Environmental Engr.
YEAR OF GRAD STUDY: 2003 - 2009
MENTOR(S): Gene Parkin, Ph.D.
SOURCE(S) OF SUPPORT: CBB (UI), The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC)
Missouri Science and Technology BS, MS 2002-03 Civil Engineering
University of Iowa (UI) Ph.D. 2009 Environmental Engineering
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (prior to entering program):
Uptake of chlorinated organic compounds and perchlorate into hybrid poplar trees
CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES (brief description):
Algal conversion of brewery waste to biofuels
Increased efficiency of solar panels installed on greenroofs
Uptake of 1,4-dioxane into garden vegetables and hybrid poplar trees
POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING APPLIED FOR, UNDERWAY, OR COMPLETED:
Air Force Inst. of Tech. National Research Council Treatment wetlands
APPLICATION(S) FOR POSTDOCTORAL FUNDING (BUT THIS PROGRAM):
Qin, K., Struckhoff, G.C., Agrawal, A., Shelley, M.L., Dong, H. (2014) Natural Attenuation Potential of Tricholoroethene in Wetland Plant Roots: Role of Native Ammonium-Oxidizing Microorganisms. Chemosphere 119, 971-977
Struckhoff, G. C., Livermore, J. A., & Parkin, G. F. (2013), Diversity of The Chlorite Dismutase Gene in Low and High Organic Carbon Rhizosphere Soil Colonized by Perchlorate-Reducing Bacteria. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 15(9), 830-843.
1.Shrout, J.D., Struckhoff, G.C., Parkin, G.F., Schnoor, J.L. (2006), Stimulation and Molecular Characterization of Bacterial Perchlorate Degradation by Plant-Produced Electron Donors. Environ. Sci. Technol. 40(1), 310-317