Our Team

Our interdisciplinary team of researchers brings a wide range of expertise to the study of phosphorous reclamation from partner institutions in higher education, industry and research organizations.

Leadership

NameDisciplineTitle
Jacob JonesMaterials ScienceDirector
Paul WesterhoffEnvironmental EngineeringCo-Deputy Director
Ross SozzaniPlant ScienceCo-Deputy Director
Maude CuchiaraMaterials ScienceManaging Director
Christine HendrenGeological and Environmental SciencesIntegration Director
Brooke MayerCivil, Construction, and Environmental EngineeringEHR Co-Director
John ClassenBiological and Agricultural EngineeringEHR Co-Director
Gail JonesScience, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics EducationEducation Researcher
Sherine ObareNanoscienceBP Co-Director
Eric McLamoreAgricultural Sciences/Materials ScienceBP Co-Director
Chartanay BonnerNanoscience and NanoengineeringDiversity Coordinator
Khara GriegerApplied EcologyKT Co-Director
Matt ScholzSustainabilityKT Co-Director
James ElserLife SciencesKT Advisor
Jan GenzerChemical and Biomolecular EngineeringResearch Theme 1 Co-lead
Yaroslava YinglingMaterials ScienceResearch Theme 1 Co-lead
Treavor BoyerSchool of Sustainable Engineering and the Built EnvironmentResearch Theme 2 Co-lead
Owen DuckworthCrop and Soil SciencesResearch Theme 2 Co-lead
Rebecca MuenichSchool of Sustainable Engineering and the Built EnvironmentResearch Theme 3 Co-lead
Justin BakerForestry and Environmental ResourcesResearch Theme 3 Co-lead

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Management Team

NameDisciplineTitle
Jacob JonesMaterials ScienceDirector
Paul WesterhoffEnvironmental EngineeringCo-Deputy Director
Ross SozzaniPlant ScienceCo-Deputy Director
Christine HendrenIntegration and Implementation Science, Team ScienceIntegration Director
Maude CuchiaraBiomedical EngineeringManaging Director
Keyon KempOutreachEducational Programs and Project Manager
Brenda GaineyMaterials Science and EngineeringBusiness Officer
Jasmine CovingtonInformation TechnologyAdministrative Assistant

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Researchers - Theme 1

Theme 1 (Materials Scale) generates new fundamental knowledge about phosphorus capture at atomic and molecular scales using discovery-driven approaches (i.e., biological inspiration, chemical analytics). Integrated with Materials Informatics (MI), Theme 1 accelerates the development of novel capabilities to promote the facile transformation of organic and inorganic phosphorus and enable the efficient capture and recovery of phosphate.

NameDisciplineTitle
Andrew CannonMaterials Science and Engineering
Brooke MayerEnvironmental EngineeringEHR Co-Director
Carolyn SzempruchMaterials Science and Engineering
Christopher Gorman Chemistry
Chris MuhichChemical Engineering
Dean HesterbergSoil and Environmental Chemistry
Detlef KnappeEnvironmental Engineering
Doug CallEnvironmental Engineering
Elizabeth TrubchaninovMaterials Science and Engineering
Jacob JonesMaterials ScienceDirector
Jan GenzerChemical EngineeringTheme 1 Co-lead
Marty LailOrganometallic Chemistry
Nadia ChappleMaterials Science and Engineering
Owen DuckworthSoil BiogeochemistryTheme 2 Co-lead
Paul WesterhoffEnvironmental EngineeringCo-Director
Sherine ObareChemistryBP Co-lead
Synthia Parveen MallickEnvironmental Engineering
Wei GaoChemistry
Yara YinglingMaterials ScienceTheme 1 Co-lead
Zhane McCleodAerospace Engineering

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Researchers - Theme 2

Theme 2 (Human-Technology Scale) implements materials and technologies from Theme 1 in both aqueous suspensions (e.g., surface water and wastewater) and the plant-soil-microbial system by using laboratory, greenhouse, and field-scale techniques. Theme 2 applies state-of-the-art scientific approaches including nanoscale spectroscopic characterization of phosphate speciation in soils, novel sensor development to improve tracking of phosphorus in soils, genome-wide approaches for selecting and engineering crop systems with enhanced phosphorus utilization, and development of next-generation, plant-responsive fertilizers.

NameDisciplineTitle
Aziz AmoozegarSoil Physics
Bruce RittmannEnvironmental Biotechnology
Cranos WilliamsElectrical and Computer Engineering
Dean HesterbergSoil and Environmental Chemistry
Detlef KnappeEnvironmental Engineering
Doug CallEnvironmental Engineering
Eric McLamoreBiosensorsBP Co-lead
Jango BhadhaIntegrated Soil-Water-Nutrient Management
Jessica DeaverCivil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
John ClassenAgricultural EngineeringEHR Co-lead
Luke GatiboniSoil Fertility
MD Anik Mahmud Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences
Owen DuckworthSoil BiogeochemistryTheme 2 Co-lead
Ranga VatsavaiComputer Science
Ross SozzaniPlant ScienceCo-Deputy Director
Rubén Rellán ÁlvarezCrop Nutrition and Genetics
Sandra GuzmanWater Management, Hydrology
Treavor BoyerEnvironmental EngineeringTheme 2 Co-lead
Vedika TripathiEnvironmental Engineering
Yara YinglingMaterials ScienceTheme 1 Co-lead

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Researchers - Theme 3

Theme 3 (Regional and Global Scale) identifies intervention portfolios (e.g., innovative technologies, best management practices) that enable the realization of the 25-in-25 vision and are resilient to socio-economic, policy, and environmental change, using integrated modeling at global, regional, and local scales and social network analysis. Theme 2 data about the flow and management of phosphorus as a function of space and time (e.g., through urban, aquatic, and agricultural systems) guide research prioritization in Themes 1 and 2.

NameDisciplineTitle
Anna-Maria MarshallSociology, Law
Bruce RittmannEnvironmental Biotechnology
Cary StricklandInnovation Management
Chiemerigo OgboiChemical Engineering
Christine HendrenIntegration and Implementation Science, Team ScienceIntegration Director
Dan ObenourEnvironmental Engineering
Elise MorrisonEnvironmental Engineering
Hector FajardoBiological and Agricultural Engineering
James ElserLimnology
Jordan KernEnvironmental Systems Engineering
Justin BakerEnvironmental EconomicsTheme 3 Co-lead
Khara GriegerEnvironmental SustainabilityKT Co-Director
Kimia KarimiCivil and Environmental Engineering
Maheen MahmoodCivil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
Natalie NelsonEnvironmental and Agricultural Modeling
Nelson Gonzalez Jr.Sustainable Development
Nick CampanyEnvironmental Science
Qicheng TangBiological and Agricultural Engineering
Ranga VatsavaiComputer Science
Raven McLaurinEnvironmental Engineering
Rebecca MuenichEnvironmental EngineeringTheme 3 Co-lead
Shin-Ah LeeEarth and Environmental Science
Shwetha DelanthamajaluSociology
Ziqian GongForestry and Environmental Resources

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Researchers - Convergence Informatics

Convergence Informatics (CI) research initiative provides data-science-driven guidance for the design of novel and effective materials, technologies, and strategies for phosphorus capture, decomposition, and modification to realize the opportunities presented by Theme integration. CI builds upon an MI-based approach in which process-structure-properties-performance relations are designed by analyzing large materials data sets with machine learning algorithms.

NameDisciplineTitle
Chris MuhichChemical Engineering
Christine HendrenIntegration and Implementation Science, Team ScienceIntegration Director
Cranos WilliamsElectrical and Computer Engineering
Dan ObenourEnvironmental Engineering
Eric McLamoreBiosensorsBP Co-Director
Natalie NelsonEnvironmental and Agricultural Modeling
Paul WesterhoffEnvironmental EngineeringCo-Deputy Director
Rada ChirkovaComputer Science
Ranga VatsavaiComputer Science
Ross SozzaniPlant ScienceCo-Deputy Director
Yara YinglingMaterials ScienceTheme 1 Co-lead

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Broadening Participation

NameDisciplineTitle
Sherine ObareChemistryBP Co-Director
Eric McLamoreBiosensorsBP Co-Director
Chartanay BonnerChemistry

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Integration

NameDisciplineTitle
Christine HendrenIntegration and Implementation Science, Team ScienceIntegration Director
Maude Cuchiara
Biomedical EngineeringManaging Director

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Education and Human Resource Development

NameDisciplineTitle
Brooke MayerEnvironmental EngineeringEHR Co-Director
John ClassenAgricultural EngineeringEHR Co-Director
Gail JonesScience Education

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Knowledge Transfer

NameDisciplineTitle
Matthew ScholzSustainability ScienceKT Co-Director
Khara GriegerEnvironmental SustainabilityKT Co-Director
James ElserLimnology

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Researchers - TBL Sites

Specific geographical sites or Triple-Bottom-Line Scenarios that represent urban, agricultural, and aquatic systems provide technological constraints, potential impact scenarios, and connection to unique types of stakeholders in phosphorus sustainability.

NameDisciplineTitle
Jango BhadhaIntegrated Soil-Water-Nutrient ManagementAq. Eco.
Sandra GuzmanWater Management, HydrologyAq. Eco.
Luke GatiboniSoil FertilityTidewater
Stevan EarlData ManagementUrban Watershed

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Students and Post-docs

NameRoleAdvisor
Alexey GulyukPost-docYara Yingling
Alireza FarsadGraduate StudentPaul Westerhoff
Alison DevineyPost-docTBD
Andrew Cannon
Graduate StudentYara Yingling
Anthony Fullard

Graduate StudentTBD
Ashley Tan
Undergraduate StudentBrooke Mayer
Ashton MerckPost-docKhara Grieger
Austin HenkePost-docPaul Westerhoff
Bukola AdesanmiGraduate StudentSherine Obare
Carolyn Szempruch
Undergraduate StudentJacob Jones
Chiemerigo Ogboi Undergraduate StudentDaniel Obenour
Chris WadeGraduate StudentJustin Baker
Darrell HarryGraduate StudentJacob Jones
Elizabeth Trubchaninov Graduate StudentJacob Jones
Faten HusseinGraduate StudentBrooke Mayer
Fausto Rodríguez ZapataGraduate StudentRubén Rellán Álvarez
Gayani PathirajaPost-docSherine Obare
Hector FajardoGraduate StudentNatalie Nelson / Daniel Obenour
Hezhou (Jenny) DingGraduate StudentDoug Call
Jiangfeng XuGraduate StudentJan Genzer
Julianna NieuwsmaGraduate StudentGail Jones
Kara SchatzGraduate StudentRada Chirkova
Kimia Karimi Graduate StudentDaniel Obenour
Laura Gomez RodriguezUndergraduate StudentDan Obenour
Lucas CraneGraduate StudentTreavor Boyer
Maheen Mahmood
Graduate StudentBruce Rittmann
Minhazul IslamGraduate StudentPaul Westerhoff
Mumtahina RizaGraduate StudentKhara Grieger
Nadia ChappleUndergraduate StudentJacob Jones
Nafisa AminGraduate StudentWei Gao
Qicheng Tang
Post-docNatalie Nelson
Raphael AyiviGraduate StudentSherine Obare
Raven McLaurin
Graduate StudentNatalie Nelson / Daniel Obenour
Sergei Rigin
Graduate StudentYara Yingling
Shin-Ah Lee
Post-docElise Morrison and Natalie Nelson
Shwetha DelanthamajaluGraduate StudentAnna-Maria Marshall
Smitom BorahGraduate StudentDan Obenour
Sruthi Koppol
Undergraduate StudentWei Gao
Synthia Parveen Mallick
Graduate StudentBrooke Mayer
Thu HoGraduate StudentJustin Baker
Ting LiuPost-docRebecca Muenich
Vedika Shah
Undergraduate StudentJacob Jones
Vedika Tripathi
Undergraduate StudentTreavor Boyer
Vivienne Pelletier
Graduate StudentChris Muhich
Xue BaiGraduate StudentJango Bhadha
Yazeed AlgurainyGraduate StudentDoug Call
Zhane McCleodUndergraduate StudentJacob Jones
Ziqian GongPostdoc

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Independent Evaluator

Shelly is the Senior Director for the University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness (UOEEE), an independent unit at Arizona State University that is placed outside the purview of academic colleges and schools such that they can provide critical evaluation services from an external perspective.

NameDisciplineTitle
Shelly PottsEvaluationEvaluator
Dan LaxmanEvaluationEvaluator

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