Dr. Jeremy Guest is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the Thrust Leader for Sanitation and Resource Recovery for the Safe Global Water Institute and the Environmental Sustainability Lead for the Soybean Innovation Lab, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). His research focuses on sustainable technologies for engineered water systems, with an emphasis on biotechnology development for resource recovery from wastewater. By integrating experimentation, modeling, and quantitative sustainable design (QSD), Dr. Guest’s research group leverages fundamental insights into molecular-scale processes to advance systems-scale sustainability, connecting technology innovation with broader societal initiatives for energy, food security, health and nutrition in both technologically advanced and developing communities. Dr. Guest is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award and is the 2016 recipient of the Paul L. Busch Award for innovation in applied water quality research from the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF). His research has been sponsored by a number of agencies including the NSF, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and USAID. Dr. Guest’s formal training includes a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from Bucknell University and Virginia Tech, respectively, and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan.
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