Noelle Atieno Mware

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Noelle Atieno Mware

Noelle Atieno Mware earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering in 2016 from Benedict College, Columbia, SC. At the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL), she received her master’s degree in environmental engineering in 2021, is a current PhD candidate in civil and environmental engineering. Sheserves as a graduate research assistant and graduate teaching assistant at UNL. Prior endeavors include teaching English as a Second Language at Universidad Del Pacifico, Colombia, South America, completing a summer research internship at MIT, and serving as a graduate student mentor for the Nebraska Summer Research program and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, both at UNL. She has served as president of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Association and holds a variety of memberships, including the UNL chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers and Graduate Society of Women Engineers. Her main research focus is on the fate, transport, and removal of emerging contaminants in the environment to promote public health safety. In a multi-disciplinary USDA-funded grant, Noelle has independently evaluated innovative technologies such as heat treatment using solarization and conductive concrete to reduce antimicrobial resistant bacteria and antimicrobial resistance genes during beef cattle manure storage. As a future faculty member, she will foster an open learning environment, encourage students to teach and learn from each other, and enforce teamwork to enable synergistic efforts.

Research Interests

Mitigation of emerging contaminants in the environment (antimicrobial resistance)