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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Lauren Stadler
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
e-mail:Lauren.Stadler@rice.edu
 
  • M.S.E. Environmental Engineering (2012) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (2016) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • B.S. Engineering (2006) Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
  • A.A. Concentration in Math and Physics (2004) Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA
 
Primary Department
   Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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    Websites
     Stadler Research Group
     
    Research Areas
     Wastewater treatment, resource recovery, microbial ecology of water and wastewater systems, environmental antibiotic resistance, sustainable design of water systems
     
    Teaching Areas
     Water and wastewater process design, environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, and resource recovery from wastewater
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Becker, A.M, Yu, K., Stadler, L. B., Smith, A.L. "Co-management of domestic wastewater and food waste: A life cycle comparison of alternative food waste diversion strategies." Bioresource Technology, 223: 131-140.

     
     

    Stadler, L.B., Delgado Vela, J., Jain, S., Dick, G. J., and Love, N. G "Elucidating the impact of microbial community diversity on pharmaceutical transformations in activated sludge." Environmental Science & TechnologyIn Revision

     
     

    Stadler, L.B., and Love, N. G. "Impact of microbial physiology and microbial community structure on pharmaceutical fate driven by dissolved oxygen concentration in nitrifying bioreactors." Water Research, 104: 189-199.

     
     

    Delgado Vela, J., Stadler, L.B., Martin, K. J., Raskin, L., Bott, C. B., and Love, N. G. "Prospects for Biological Nitrogen Removal from Anaerobic Effluents during Mainstream Wastewater Treatment.." Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2(9): 234-244.

     
     

    Stadler, L. B., Su, L., Moline, C. J., Ernstoff, A. S., Aga, D. S., Love, N. G. "Effect of redox conditions on pharmaceutical loss during biological wastewater treatment using sequencing batch reactors.." Journal of Hazardous Materials, 282: 106-115.

     
     

    Rimer, S. P., Alfaro, J. F., Stadler, L. B., Davis, C. S., and Winful, H. G. "Co-curricular programs in Liberia for student pipeline into engineering and agriculture.." International Journal of Engineering Education, 30 (6B): 1602-1612.

     
     

    Smith, A. L.+, Stadler, L. B.+, Cao, L., Love, N. G., Raskin, L., and Skerlos, S. J. "Navigating wastewater energy recovery strategies: A life cycle comparison of anaerobic membrane bioreactor and conventional treatment systems with anaerobic digestion. ." Environmental Science & Technology, , 48 (10): 5972-5981.

     
     

    Smith, A. L., Stadler L. B., Love, N. G., Skerlos, S. J., and Raskin, L. "Perspectives on anaerobic membrane bioreactor treatment of domestic wastewater: A critical review.." Bioresource Technology, 122: 149-159.

     
     Articles
     

    Stadler, L B., Ernstoff, A. S., Aga, D., and Love, N. G. "Micropollutant Fate in Wastewater Treatment: Redefining “Removal” ." Environmental Science & Technology, 46: 10485-10486.

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    "Impact of low dissolved oxygen and microbial community on pharmaceutical biotransformations during wastewater treatment." Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, IL. (September 27, 2015) With Delgado Vela, J.., and Love, N. G.

     
     Conference abstracts
     

    "Associations between Microbial Community Activity, Pharmaceutical Biotransformation Rates, and DO Concentration in Wastewater Treatment." Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering and Biofilms International Water Association Specialist Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. (September 5, 2016) With Nancy G. Love

     
     

    "Elucidating the relationship between wastewater treatment plant microbial diversity and pharmaceutical fate." Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Conference, New Haven, CT. (June 14, 2015) With Delgado Vela, J., and Love, N. G

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "Elucidating the Impact of Low Dissolved Oxygen Wastewater Treatment on Pharmaceutical Fate." Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. (April 15, 2016)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Michigan Journal of Sustainability. (2013 - 2015)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Mikaela Mahoney, M.S. Future Water for Texas: Evaluating groundwater availability in Gonzales County, Texas using actual pumping data from 2000-2014. (2016) (Committee Member)

     Jonathan Dornell, PhD Interkingdom Interactions between Candida albicans and Oral Anaerobes in Mixed-Species Biofilms. (2016) (Committee Member)

     Lacy Pyle, PhD TBD. (2017) (Committee Member)

     Amy Prater, PhD Identifying Alternative Mechanisms of Adaption by Hypersensitive E. faecium to Daptomycin. (2019) (Committee Member)

     Andrew Brower, PhD TBD. (2020) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Eric Rice, PhD TBD. (2021) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Quazi Rasool, PhD TBD. (Committee Member)

     Julia Vidonish, PhD Pyrolysis as a Soil Thermal Remediation Technology to Remove Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Restore Post-Treatment Soil Fertility. (Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     CH2M/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, CH2M/AEESP (2016)

     Rackham Merit Fellow, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2015)

     Rackham Predoctoral Fellow, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2015)

     Environmental Science & Technology Letters Best Paper Award, Environmental Science & Technology Letters Editorial Board (2015)

     Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellow, DOW (2013)

     Rackham Merit Fellow, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2010)

     Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellow, DOW (2013)

     National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation (2014)

     Rackham Predoctoral Fellow, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2014)

     National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation (2011)

     Rackham Merit Fellow, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2010)

     Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellow, Dow (2013)

     National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation (2011)

     Rackham Merit Fellow, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2010)

     National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation (2011)

     John P. Hennessey Scholar, Michigan Water Environment Association (2011)

     Rackham Merit Fellow, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2010)

     Fulbright Scholar, United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (2009)

     Rackham Merit Fellow, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (2010)

     Fulbright Scholar, United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (2009)

     Elizabeth Blodgett Hall Merit Scholar, Bard College at Simon's Rock (2002)

     Elizabeth Blodgett Hall Merit Scholar, Bard College at Simon's Rock (2002)

    Positions Held
     Graduate Student Researcher, University of Michigan. (2010 - 2015)

     Systems Engineer, SAIC, Inc.. (2006 - 2007)

     Wastewater Engineer, Oswald Engineering Associates. (2007 - 2009)

     US Fulbright Research Scholar, US State Department. (2009 - 2010)