Rachel Brennan

Rachel Brennan, Ph.D., P.E., is an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at Penn State University and a Senior Consultant with Golder Associates. Rachel has over 18 years of practical experience in environmental remediation, with expertise in the development and application of enhanced bioremediation technologies for treating contaminated soil, groundwater, surface water, and wastewater. She teaches courses in ecological engineering, solid and hazardous waste treatment, field methods for remediation design, and groundwater remediation. Her current research efforts focus on biocatalysis of emerging contaminants, ecological wastewater treatment, and beneficial reuse of aquatic biomass for sustainable fertilizer, feedstock, and biofuel production.
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The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides education programs, energy services, engineering services, and facility condition assessments to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government, and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education, and innovation.

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