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About Daniel B. Oerther

Daniel B. Oerther joined the faculty of the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2010 after serving on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati for ten years, where he was most recently the Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Ohio Center of Excellence in Sustainable Urban Environments. He currently the John A. and Susan Mathes Chair of Environmental Engineering, and he is a Jefferson Science Fellow of the National Academies. Dan describes himself as an American social entrepreneur and Professor of Environmental Engineering solving WaSH, food and nutrition security, and extreme poverty.
 
Board Certified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio, Dan earned a B.A. in Biology and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering both from Northwestern University. He also holds a M.S. in Environmental Engineering and an earned Doctorate in Environmental Engineering both from the University of Illinois.Dan has completed additional graduate work in Microbial Ecology (Marine Biology Laboratory), Public Health (Bloomberg School at Johns Hopkins), and Public Administration (Indiana University).Dan is an internationally recognized scholar for his work in environmental biotechnology and sustainable development with more than 100 peer reviewed publications, numerous articles in the popular press and invited oral presentations, and more than 50 funded research projects worth nearly $20 million.

Positions

2014 Present Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State
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2014 Present Jefferson Science Fellow, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
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2010 Present Professor and John A. and Susan Mathes Endowed Chair of Environmental Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
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20002009 Faculty Member, University of Cincinnati ‐ Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Professional Engineer with a license to practice in the State of Ohio
  • Board Certified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES)
  • CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (2003)
  • Fulbright Scholar Award to India (2005)
  • The inaugural Fulbright-ALCOA Distinguished Chair to Brazil (2012)
  • Elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) as well as to the Board of Trustees of the AAEES
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Engineering and Science Education from AEESP (2004)
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award jointly from AEESP and AAEES (2014)
  • Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State (2015)
  • Steven K. Dentel Award for Global Outreach from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (2015)


Education

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2002 PhD, University of Illinois
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1998 MS, University of Illinois ‐ Environmental Engineering
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1995 BS, Northwestern University ‐ Environmental Engineering
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1995 BA, University of Northwestern ‐ Biological Sciences
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Contact Information

220 Butler-Carlton Hall
1401 N. Pine St.
Rolla, MO 65409-0030

Phone: (573) 341-6072

Email:


Research Works (82)