Dr. Michele Scherer
Donald E. Bently Professor of Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering,
The University of Iowa
Michelle Scherer is the Donald E. Bently Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Iowa. She is an environmental engineer and her research focuses on geochemical reactions at the mineral-water in soils and sediments and, more recently, assessing Iowans exposure to lead in their drinking water. While serving as Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, she led the effort to create the first environmental engineering Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree offered in Iowa. She has served as a member of EPA’s Environmental Engineering Scientific Advisory Board and as Associate Editor of Environmental Science & Technology. Her group’s work on abiotic natural attenuation of chlorinated ethenes was recognized with the 2018 SERDP Project of the Year Award (ER-2532). Her work has also been recognized with the May Brodbeck Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty in 2016 and the Malcolm Pirnie/AEESP Frontier in Research Award in 2010.
Abiotic Natural Attenuation by Reactive Minerals