Stuart Strand joined the UW CEE faculty in 2003, after earning his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Ohio State University in 1969, his M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Ohio State University in 1975, and his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1982. Dr. Strand's research spans a broad range of interests, including environmental engineering and environmental microbiology, and extensive experience in the field of phytoremediation. His remediation research has covered a broad range of topics, including co-metabolic aerobic transformations of chlorinated hydrocarbons by methanotrophic bacteria, anaerobic bacterial dechlorination of chlorofluorocarbons, and anaerobic transformations of PAHs. The Strand Lab is dedicated to developing engineering solutions to environmental problems - using molecular tools to advance bacterial and plant remediation of pollutants ranging from trace contaminants to greenhouse gases.
- BSc, Aeronautical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1969
- MSc, Environmental Engineering, Ohio State University, 1975
- PhD, Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1982
Genetically engineered grass cleanses toxic soil
Switchgrass has been genetically engineered to break down the toxic and explosive chemical RDX, which covers a considerable amount of U.S. military land.
Warmer temps will increase arsenic in rice
Warmer temperatures expected under most climate change projections can lead to higher concentrations of arsenic in rice, according to a new study by researchers including CEE faculty Rebecca Neumann and Stuart Strand.
Houseplants that clean air
CEE researchers led by research professor Stuart Strand have genetically modified a common houseplant — pothos ivy — to remove chloroform and benzene from the air around it.