Research Students

Undergraduate Students

 

Jessica Trimberger (Spring 2014). The effects of echinacea on neutrophil function.

 

Luke Bussiere (Spring 2014). The effects of echinacea on neutrophil function.

 

Kelly O’Malley (Fall 2013). AEE: Nutrient and phytoplankton comparison in Lake Winnebago, the Lower Fox River, and Green Bay.

 

Nicole Beauchaine (Summer 2013 and Fall 2013). Nutrient and phytoplankton comparison in Lake Winnebago, the Lower Fox River, and Green Bay.

 

Jordan Taylor (Spring 2013). Measuring trace metals in suspended soil samples for origin fingerprinting.

 

Jessica Stolfi (Fall 2012 and Spring 2013). The effects of echinacea on neutrophil function.

 

Lauren Caruso (Fall 2012). The effects of echinacea on neutrophil function.

 

Renee Henning (Spring 2012). Determination of nutrient concentrations in Collins Marsh.

 

Samantha Klima (Spring 2012). Optimization of leaf pigment extraction & separation.

 

Jesse Lee (Fall 2011 and Spring 2012). Evaluation of proton exchange membrane hydrogen fuel cells.

 

Jared Olejniczak (Spring 2011, Fall 2011, and Spring 2012). Measuring trace metals in suspended soil samples for origin fingerprinting.

 

Jesse Cahill (Spring 2011 and Fall 2011). Evaluation of proton exchange membrane hydrogen fuel cells.

 

Benn Mwai (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011). Closing the achievement gap in introductory science courses at UW-Green Bay.

 

Aaron Navritil (Spring 2010). Conversion of high strength volatile fatty acids to methane-rich biogas.

 

Alexis Gilmore (Fall 2009). Measuring trace metals in suspended soil samples for origin fingerprinting.

 

Victoria Bodendorfer (Fall 2009). AEE: Evaluation of a non-dispersive infrared gas analyzer for use in catalysis and photocatalysis experiments.

 

Katie Allen (Summer 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Summer 2009, and Fall 2009). Assessing levels and potential health effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals in groundwater associated with karst areas in Northeast Wisconsin and conversion of high strength volatile fatty acids to methane-rich biogas.

 

Sunny Lor (Fall 2008 and Spring 2009). Denitrification of groundwater using anaerobic photocatalysis.

 

Brittany Brodziski (Summer 2008, Fall 2008, and Spring 2009). Investigation of ultrasonic stimulation of supercritical and near supercritical carbon dioxide treatment of wood for the extraction of hemicelluloses and conversion of high strength volatile fatty acids to methane-rich biogas.

 

Jesse Wouters (Fall 2007, Spring 2008, and Summer 2008). Investigation of ultrasonic stimulation of supercritical and near supercritical carbon dioxide treatment of wood for the extraction of hemicelluloses.

 

Paul Mattson (Summer 2008). Del Monte corn processing waste management study.

 

Jeremy Brunette (Summer 2007, Fall 2007, and Spring 2008). High solids two-phase anaerobic conversion of food wastes.

 

Robert Balow (Spring 2007). Chemistry of a high solids anaerobic digester.

 

Kami Kersten (Spring 2007). Chemistry of a high-solids anaerobic digester.

 

Jacob Lasee (Spring 2006). Synthesis and analysis of biodiesel.

 

Sharon Gronseth (Spring 2006). Preparation of magnetoelastic resonance-based sensors with antibody/antigen detection mechanisms.

 

Patrick Kachelmeier (Spring 2005). Biogas generation using anaerobic photocatalysis.

 

Nathaniel A. Fillipan (Fall 2003 and Spring 2004). Spectroscopic determination of aqueous phase trace elements.

 

Bruce A. Snyder (Summer and Fall 2002). Nutrient determination of surface waters within the Cofrin Arboretum.

 

Derek A. Behmke (Summer and Fall 2002). Nutrient determination of surface waters within the Cofrin Arboretum.

 

Scott D. Masarik (Fall 2002 and Spring 2003). Photocatalytic oxidation of gas-phase organics.

 

 

Graduate Students

 

Alison Schaefer. Nutrient and phytoplankton comparison in Lake Winnebago, the Lower Fox River, and Green Bay. Major Professor: Michael Zorn. Thesis in progress.

 

Angelena Koosmann. Spatial and temporal assessment of fish assemblages in lower order tributaries of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Major Professor: Patrick Forsythe. Thesis in progress.

 

Kimberly Vickman. In-situ remediation of a historic arsenic spill in Kewaunee Marsh, Kewaunee Count, Wisconsin. Major Professor: Michael Zorn. Thesis in progress.

 

Joe Baeten. An evaluation of the distribution and sources of dissolved strontium in the groundwater of Eastern Wisconsin, with a focus on Brown and Outagamie Counties. Major Professor: John Luczaj. Thesis in progress.

 

Andrea Gruen. Can phytoestrogens mitigate the endocrine disrupting effects of polychlorinated biphenyls on breast and prostate cancer cells? Major Professor: Angela Bauer-Dantoin. Thesis in progress.

 

Brice Grunert (UW-Milwaukee). Modeling the thermal structure of Green Bay, Lake Michigan: applications for a continuous environmental monitoring buoy. Major Professor: J. Val Klump. Thesis completed August 2013.

 

Adam von Haden. The influence of soil moisture and depth on tallgrass prairie above and below ground biomass dynamics: implications for carbon sequestration. Major Professor: Matthew Dornbush. Thesis completed May 2012.

 

Shannon Kuester. Ozone as an alternative to hydrogen sulfide control in wastewater collection systems. Major Professor: Patricia Terry. Thesis completed December 2010.

 

Chandala Nagendrappa. Waste-to-energy opportunities for food wastes. Major Professor: John Katers. Thesis completed August 2010.

 

Sarah Wingert. Assessing levels and potential health effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals in groundwater associated with karst areas in Northeast Wisconsin. Major Professor: Angela Bauer-Dantoin. Thesis completed June 2010.

 

Christian Waltman. Mapping and characterization of springs in Brown and Calumet Counties, Wisconsin. Major Professor: Kevin Fermanich.Thesis completed May 2010.

 

Annette Pelegrin. Technical and economic feasibility of solids separation for digested dairy manure with polymer treatment. Major Professor: John Katers. Thesis completed December 2009.

 

Adam Baldwin. A comparison of two anaerobic digestion systems on two dairy farms in Northeast Wisconsin. Major Professor: John Katers. Thesis completed December 2008.

 

Lisa M. Smith. Enhanced natural attenuation of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons (CAHs) at Cudahy Business Park-Parcel 3. Major Professor: Michael Zorn. Thesis completed December 2005.

 

Catherine M. Davis. Anaerobic photocatalysis as a secondary treatment following anaerobic digestion. Major Professor: Michael Zorn. Thesis completed May 2005.

 

Kendra A. Axness. Hexavalent chromium removal by hydrotalcite in a multi-component aqueous system. Major Professor: Patricia Terry. Thesis completed December 2004.

 

Theresa Marie Qualls. Analysis of the impacts of the zebra mussel, dreissena polymorpha, on nutrients, water clarity, and the chlorophyll-phosphorous relationship in lower Green Bay, Lake Michigan. Major Professor: David Dolan. Thesis completed December 2003.

 

Anne Elizabeth Schauer. The performance evaluation of a temperature phased anerobic digestion system at a dairy farm In Wrightstown, Wisconsin. Major Professor: John Katers. Thesis completed May 2002.