The DWRC has been pleased to fund quality research conducted by graduate students selected through a competitive process. This graduate work supports the ongoing efforts of the state of Delaware to protect and improve water quality and to ensure a safe and adequate water supply for all desired end uses.

Graduate Student / Degree / Year of Completion Advisor/Department Project Title
Daniel Sanchez-Carretero, Ph.D. Chin-Pao Huang
UD Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Photoelectrochemical Process for the Removal of Contemporary Organic Contaminants from Water
Lauren Lechner, M.S. 2016 Pei Chiu
UD Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nutrient Removal from Stormwater, Wastewater, and Agricultural Runoff Using Scrap Iron and Biochar
Eric Sakowski, Ph.D.
2015
Eric Wommack
UD Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences
Microbiome of the Eastern Oyster,Crassastrea virginica
Maryam Akhavan, Ph.D.
2013
Paul Imhoff
UD Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Modeling Hydrologic and Geochemical Effects of Rapid Infiltration Basin Systems
Gurbir Dhillon, M.S.
2012
Shreeram Inamdar
UD Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences (formerly of UD Dept. of Bioresources Engineering)
Comparison of Particulate and Dissolved Organic Carbon Exports from Forested Piedmont Catchments
Claudia (Velez) Zullo, Ph.D.
2012
Susan McGeary
UD Dept. of Geological Sciences
Seismic Imaging and Hydrogeologic Characterization of the Potomac Formation in Northern New Castle County, Delaware
Liping Zhang, M.S.
2008
Yan Jin
UD Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences
Removal and Inactivation of Waterborne Viruses Using Zerovalent Iron
Jennifer Seiter, Ph.D.
2009
Donald Sparks
UD Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences
The Fate and Speication of Arsenic in Soils and Poultry Production Systems
Lynnette Ward, Ph.D.
2003
William Ritter
UD Dept. of Bioresources Engineering)
Environmental Policies for a Systainable Poultry Industry in Sussex County, Delaware
Jennifer (Jennings) Volk, M.S.
2003
William Ullman
School of Marine Science and Policy
The Role of Land Use and Land Cover in the Delivery of Nutrients to Delaware’s Inland Bays
Stefan Hunger, Ph.D.
2003
Donald Sparks
UD Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences
Mechanisms of Phosphorus Stabilization in the Soil Environment: A Molecular Scale Evaluation