by (Host) John Sutherland
For July 2020, we are featuring research from across Environmental and Ecological Engineering (known as EEE at Purdue) in three episodes. This second episode hosted by John Sutherland, the Fehsenfeld Family Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering and features an interview with EEE's Caitlin Proctor and Andrew Whelton about their NSF Rapid Response grant to study the water systems in buildings that were closed or shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Caitlin Proctor is a Lillian Gilbreth postdoctoral fellow currently working with three advisors across four schools: Dr. John Howarter, Associate Professor of Materials Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Dr. Andrew Whelton, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering, and Dr. Paul Robinson, Professor of Biomedical Engineering. She came to Purdue University after completing her Ph.D. in Life Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology at Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland.
Andrew J Whelton, is an associate professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering and his team investigates and solves problems that affect our natural and built environments. His expertise focusses on environmental chemistry and engineering, disasters, polymer science and engineering, water quality, infrastructure, and public health.
For more information about Purdue's Plumbing Safety research visit: plumbingsafety.org