Dr. Maya Trotz
Dr. Maya A. Trotz joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of South Florida as an assistant professor in Fall 2004. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. She completed post doctoral research at Stanford whilst also lecturing at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her area of interests include the development of treatment technologies for inorganic contaminant remediation with a special emphasis on arsenic in drinking water and in landfill leachate; investigating the effect of climate change on mercury fate in aquatic environments; and understanding the effect of water storage containers on water quality in developing countries. She has an ongoing interest in multidisciplinary projects that encourage sustainable development and provide affordable and efficient technology to developing areas, especially with respect to improving water quality and reducing the incidence of water borne diseases and water related diseases and other health complications. She believes in holistic approaches to providing engineering solutions which incorporate women's perspectives and needs and which build local capacity. She is the faculty advisor for USF’s Chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World, a 2008 Kiran C. Patel faculty Fellow and is a consulting faculty for USF’s Department of Women Studies.
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