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Our Team

To investigate Plumbing Safety, we have organized a skilled team of microbiologists, risk assessors, data scientists, civil, environmental, and ecological engineers, ecologists, and political scientists. University team members are from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN), Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI), San Jose State University (San Jose, CA), Tulane University (New Orleans, LA), Manhattan College (New York City, NY), and University of Memphis (Memphis, TN). Whirlpool Corporation is our team’s Innovation Partner on this project. Our research partners represent nonprofit organizations, trade industry associations, water companies, and health agencies.

Core

Andrew Whelton, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Purdue University
Jade Mitchell, Ph.D., co-Principal Investigator, Michigan State University
Joan Rose, Ph.D., co-Principal Investigator, Michigan State University
Pouyan Nejadhashemi, co-Principal Investigator, Michigan State University
Janice Beecher, Ph.D., co-Principal Investigator, Michigan State University
Juneseok Lee, Ph.D., co-Principal Investigator, Manhattan College
Erin Dreelin, Ph.D., co-Principal Investigator, Michigan State University
Amisha Shah, Ph.D., Senior Personnel, Purdue University
Tiong Gaw Aw, Ph.D., Senior Personnel, Tulane University
Maryam Salehi, Ph.D., Senior Personnel, University of Memphis
Mohammad Abouali, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Michigan State University
Xiangning Huang, Graduate Student, Purdue University
Xianzhen Li, Graduate Student, Purdue University
Christian Ley, Graduate Student, Purdue University
Kyungyeon Ra, Graduate Student, Purdue University
Tolu Odimayomi, Graduate Student, Purdue University
Yoorae Noh, Graduate Student, Purdue University
John Maiyo, Graduate Student, Purdue University
Gaopin Cao, Graduate Student, Purdue University
Kun Huang, Graduate Student, Purdue University
Kara Dean, Graduate Student, Michigan State University
Ryan Julien, Graduate Student, Michigan State University
Erica Wang, Undergraduate Student, Purdue University
Emerson Rinnger, Undergraduate Student, Purdue University
Miriam Tariq, Undergraduate Student, Louisiana State University
Kimberly Petersen, Administrative Assistant, Purdue University
Bill Schmidt, Instructional Manager, Purdue University
Brad Caffery, Web Administrator, Purdue University

Partners

Visit our list of Partners.