Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, the Donald R. Voelte, Jr. and Nancy A. Keegan Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Bartelt-Hunt’s significant achievements are in the areas of environmental engineering research and education. Her research, focusing on the fate of emerging contaminants in agricultural systems, has improved our understanding of how trace organic contaminants such as microplastics and pharmaceuticals are transported in agroecosystems, as well as their contribution to environmental and human health impacts – such as the proliferation of antimicrobial resistance.
She has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and conducted over $10 million in externally funded research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she has been a faculty member since 2006.
Bartelt-Hunt has contributed to the civil and environmental engineering workforce by mentoring 39 graduate students at UNL, over 65% of whom are from groups minoritized in engineering based on gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity. She has also led an undergraduate research program focused on rural civil engineering infrastructure, and that has provided research opportunities to over 70 undergraduate students.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Northwestern University in 1998, a master of science in civil engineering from the University of Virginia in 2000, and a doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Virginia in 2004.