Assistant Professor of Environmental & Ecological Engineering and Agronomy
Michael Mashtare received a B.S. from the Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Program and a Ph.D. from the Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences and Engineering Graduate Program and Department of Agronomy at Purdue University in 2009 and 2013, respectively.
Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue, Dr. Mashtare was a USDA AFRI NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow there until fall 2015. He is the recipient of several teaching awards including the 2013 Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants Excellence in Teaching Award and 2013 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. He has also received several research awards including the 2013 Joe L. White Graduate Student Award in Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy, the 2013 American Society of Agronomy Environmental Quality Section Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and the 2014 American Chemical Society Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry.
Dr. Mashtare’s research interests center around two complimentary areas: (1) understanding the biogeochemical interactions regulating the fate, bioavailability/bioaccessibility, and transport of emerging organic and inorganic chemicals in urban- and agro-ecosystems; and (2) the use of municipal, industrial, and manufacturing residuals/wastes to reclaim, remediate, or restore degraded soil and water at the field and landscape scales.