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Jennifer G. Becker, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D., Environmental Engineering Program in Civil Engineering
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Advisors:  Bruce E. Rittmann and David A. Stahl

Dissertation:  Characterization of Anaerobic Microbial Communities That Adapt to 3-Chlorobenzoate and 2-Chlorophenol:  An Integrated Approach of Chemical Measurements and Molecular Evaluations

M.S., Environmental Engineering
 University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Advisor:  David L. Freedman

Thesis:  Biodegradation of Chloroform Under Methanogenic Conditions

B.S., Environmental Engineering
 Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Professional Experience

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
                  Associate Professor (Current Position)

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
      Department of Environmental Science and Technology
            Associate Professor and Extension Specialist (2008-2010)
            Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist (2006-2008)

      Department of Biological Resources Engineering (Reorganized in 2006)
            Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist (2000-2006)

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
            Instructor (1998)
            Assistant Professor (1999)

Northwestern University
      Department of Civil Engineering
            Graduate Fellow/Graduate Research Assistant (1993-1998)

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
            Graduate Research Assistant (1990-1992)

Zimpro/Passavant (now Siemens Water Technologies), Rothschild, WI
      Applications Engineer (1989-1990)