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Kurt Rhoads


Kurt R. Rhoads, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

Contact Information:

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Office Location: Bingham 215
Phone Number: 216-368-2952


Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2009

M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2001

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2000

Research and Publications

Research Interests:

Environmental Engineering, Environmental Fate of Pollutants, Engineered Nanoparticles for Remediation, Bioremediation, Algal Biofuel Development, Energy Recovery from Wastewater Treatment, Metabolic Pathway Engineering

Selected Publications:

Rhoads, K.R.; Rostkowski, K.; and Criddle, C.S. “Estimating the In Situ Biotransformation Rate of N-Ethyl Perfluorooctane Sulfonamidoethanol (N-EtFOSE) in an on-site Activated Sludge Bioreactor.” (in review).

Rhoads, K.R.; Janssen, E. M.-L.; Luthy, R.G.; and Criddle, C.S. (2008). “Aerobic Biotransformation and Fate of N-Ethyl Perfluorooctane Sulfonamidoethanol (N-EtFOSE) in Activated Sludge.” Environ. Sci. Technol. 42(8): 2873-2878.

Rhoads, K.R. and Davis, A.P. (2004). “Metal Recovery and Catalyst Reuse from the Photocatalytic Oxidation of Copper-EDTA.” J. Environ. Eng. 130(4): 425-431.

Fu, Q.S.; Rhoads, K.R. (Presenter); Higgins, C.P.; Luthy, R.G; and Criddle, C.S. (2004). “Microbial Transformations of Perfluorinated Organics.”  Proceedings of the Environmental Chemistry Division, 228th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 22-26.

Ward, M.J.; Fu, Q.S.; Rhoads, K.R.; Yeung, C.H.; Spormann, A.M.; and Criddle, C.S. (2004). “Reductive Transformation of Carbon Tetrachloride by Shewanella oneidensis MR1 under Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditions.” Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 63(5): 571-577.