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Dr. Daniel Oerther, professor of environmental engineering with the Center for Sustainable Urban Environments at the University of Cincinnati, will discuss “Application of Biotechnology for Environmental Systems” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Room 120 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. The seminar is presented by the Environmental Research Center.
Oerther’s presentation will summarize his work in sustainable development, microbial monitoring, bioprocess engineering and biofilm control, with an emphasis on biosand filtration in developing countries, 16S rDNA approaches, biological nutrient recovery and membrane bioreactor optimization.
He has been with the University of Cincinnati since 2000. His publications include more than 50 journal papers and 200 conference proceedings. Oerther’s major awards include NSF CAREER, Fulbright and the President’s Excellence Award from the University of Cincinnati. He is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio, board certified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and an elected member of the board of directors of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.