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Kiril Hristovski

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 4280
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 4280
Assoc Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 4280

Kiril Hristovski is an associate professor in the Polytechnic School, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, and a senior sustainability scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. He is also a faculty member with the environmental engineering graduate program in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at ASU, a faculty advisor in the environmental and resource management program in Barrett Honors College, a faculty member with GlobalResolve, and the international collaboration liaison for the Center for Excellence in Emergency Management and Homeland Security in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at ASU. In addition, he is affiliated with the Center on the Future of War and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU. 

Among his research interests is nanomaterial synthesis and their environmental applications and implications; development, engineering and management of environmental systems for developing countries and countries with economies in transition; physical and chemical water and wastewater treatment; solid and hazardous wastes and materials; water quality and emerging contaminants; environmental and emergency management nexus; and environmental health and safety.

His awards include the Presidential Academic Award, presented by former U.S. President George Bush, Sr. (1991) and the Presidential Medal of Merit, presented by the president of the Republic of Macedonia (2016). 

  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Arizona State University 2007
  • M.S. Technology (Environmental), Arizona State University 2003
  • B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University of Sts. Cyril and Methody, Skopje, Macedonia 1998
Research Interests
  • O’Neal Tugaoen, H.*, Herckes, P. Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. (2018) Ultraviolet Wavelengths Influence Kinetics and Selectivity for N-Gases during TiO2 Photocatalytic Reduction of Nitrate. Applied Catalysis B 220, 597-606.
  • Lanzarini-Lopes, M., Garcia-Segura, S., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P.* (2017). Electrical energy per order and current efficiency for electrochemical oxidation of p-chlorobenzoic acid with boron-doped diamond anode. Chemosphere 188, 304-311.
  • Custodio, T., Garcia, J., Markovski, J., Gifford, J.M., Hristovski, K.D.*, Olson, L.W., (2017) Ranking nano-enabled hybrid media for simultaneous removal of contaminants with different chemistries:  pseudo-equilibrium sorption tests versus column tests. Science of the Total Environment 605, 166-171.
  • Gifford, J.M.*, Hristovski, K. Westerhoff, P., (2017). Ranking Traditional and Nano-Enabled Sorbents for Simultaneous Removal of Arsenic and Chromium From Simulated Groundwater. Science of the Total Environment, 601, 1008-1014.
  • Markovski, J., Garcia J., Hristovski, K. D.*, Westerhoff, P. (2017). Nano-enabling of strong-base ion-exchange media via a low-temperature aluminum (hydr)oxide synthesis method to simultaneously remove nitrate and fluoride. Science of the Total Environment, 599-600, 1848-1855.
  • Stancl, H., Garcia Segura, S., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P.*, (2017). Challenges in photocatalytic reduction of nitrate as a water treatment technology, Science of the Total Environment, 599-600, 1524-1551.
  • Hristovski K.D.*, Markovski J. (2017). Engineering metal (hydr)oxide sorbents for removal of arsenate and similar weak-acid oxyanion contaminants: A critical review with emphasis on factors governing sorption processes, Science of the Total Environment, 598, 258-271.
  • Onur, A.*, Hoogesteijn von Reitzenstein, N., Schoepf, J.; Ladner, D., Hristovski, K.D., Westerhoff, P. (2017) Superfine Powdered Activated Carbon Incorporated into Electrospun Polystyrene Fibers preserve Adsorption Capacity, Science of the Total Environment, 592, 458-464.
  • Garcia, J., Markovski, J., Onur, A., Gifford, J.M, J., Hristovski, K.D.*, (2017) The effect of metal (hydr)oxide nano-enabling on intraparticle mass transport of organic contaminants in hybrid granular activated carbon, Science of the Total Environment, 586, 1219-1227.
  • Hadji-Janev, M.*, Hristovski, K. (2017) Beyond The Fog: Autonomous Weapon Systems in context of The International Law of Armed Conflicts, Jurimetrics 57, 325-340.
  • Yang, Y., Reed, R., Schoepf, J., Hristovski, K., Herckes, P., Westerhoff, P. * (2017) Prospecting nanomaterials in aqueous environments by cloud-point extraction coupled with transmission electron microscopy, Science of the Total Environment, 584-585, 515-522.
  • Schoepf, J., Bi, Y., Kidd, J.; Herckes, P., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P*.  (2017) Detection and Dissolution of Needle-like Hydroxyapatite Nanomaterials in Infant Formula. Nanoimpact, 5, 22-28.
  • Gifford, J.M.*, Chester, M., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. (2016) Reducing Sustainability Impacts Of Metal (Hydr)Oxide Nanoparticle Embedded Anion Exchange Resins Using Anticipatory Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Science: Nano, 3(6), 1351-1360.
  • Hoogesteijn von Reitzenstein, N.,* Yang, Y. Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. (2016). Morphology, structure, and properties of metal oxide/polymer nanocomposite electrospun mats, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 133 (33), art no. 43811
  • Taleb, K., Markovski, J.*, Hristovski, K.D., Rajakovic-Ognjanovic, V.N., Onjia, A. Marinkovic, A. (2016) Aminated glycidyl methacrylates as a support media for goethite nanoparticle enabled hybrid sorbents for arsenic removal: From copolymer synthesis to full-scale system modeling, Resource Efficient Technologies 2 (1), 15-22.
  • Reed, R., Zaikova, T., Barber, A., Simonich, M., Lankone, R., Marco, M., Hristovski, K., Herckes, P., Passantino, L., Fairbrother, D. H.; Tanguay, R., Ranville, J.,; Hutchison, J., Westerhoff, P.*, (2016) Potential Environmental Impacts and Antimicrobial Efficacy of Silver- and Nanosilver- Containing Textiles, Environmental Science and Technology, 50 (7), 4018-4026.
  • Hristovski, K.D.*, Pacemska-Atanasova, T., Olson, L.W., Markovski, J., Mitev, T. (2016) Potential health implications of water resources depletion and sewage discharges in the Republic of Macedonia, Journal of Water and Health, 14 (4), 682-691.
  • Yang, Y., Faust, J, Schoepf, J., Hristovski, K., Capco, D.G., Herckes, P. Westerhoff, P.* (2016) Characterization, Human Impacts, and Environmental Fate of Food-grade Silicon Dioxide Nanomaterials throughout the Food Supply Value ChainSurvey of food-grade silica dioxide nanomaterial occurrence, characterization, human gut impacts and fate across its lifecycle. Science of the Total Environment 565, 902-912.
  • Dale, S., Markovski, J., Hristovski, K.D* (2015) Modeling Packed Bed Sorbent Systems with the Pore Surface Diffusion Model: Evidence of facilitated surface diffusion of arsenate in nano-metal (hydr)oxide hybrid ion exchange media. Science of the Total Environment, 563-564, 965-970.
  • Jung, A.R., Hristovski K, D.*, Ulrich, J. W., Brown, A. (2015) Understanding Comprehension Levels of Emergency Notifications by Limited English Proficient US Residents: Case Study of Korean-Americans in New York City. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 12(4), 845-859.
  • Medpelli, D., Sandoval, R., Sherrill, L., Hristovski, K.D., Seo D*. (2015). Iron Oxide-Modified Nanoporous Geopolymers for Arsenic Removal from Ground Water, Resource-Efficient Technologies 1, 19-27
  • Athanasaki, G., Sherrill, L., Hristovski, K.D.* (2015) The Pore Surface Diffusion Model as a Tool for Rapid Screening of Novel Nanomaterial-Enhanced Hybrid Ion-Exchange Media,ï? Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 1, 448-456.
  • Yang, Y.*, Yua, Z., Nosaka, T., Doudrick, K., Hristovski, K., Herckes, P., Westerhoff, P. (2015) Biosorption of Carbonaceous Nanomaterials to Wastewater Biomass, Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering 9 (5), 823-831.
  • Markovski, J.S.*, Hristovski, K.D., RajakoviÄ?-OgnjanoviÄ?, V.N., MarinkoviÄ?, A.D. (2015). Building a Sustainable Water Management System in the Republic of Serbia: Challenges and Issues, Water Challenges and Solutions on a Global Scale, American Chemical Society Series. 1206, 257-283.
  • Hristovski, K.* (2015). The Overcoming the water treatment challenges and barriers in small, rural, and impoverished communities in developing countries, Water Challenges and Solutions on a Global Scale, American Chemical Society Series 1206, 245-256.
  • Mitev, T., Custodio, T., Hristovski, K.*, Ulrich, J. (2015) The Effects of Climate Change on Water Resources of Small Developing Countries - A Case Study of the Republic of Macedonia, Water Challenges and Solutions on a Global Scale, American Chemical Society Series1206, 37-52.
  • Speed, D., Westerhoff, P.*, Sierra-Alvarez, R., Draper, R., Pantano, P., Aravamuhudhan, S., Chen K.L., Hristovski, K., Herckes, P.,  Bi, X., Yang, Y., Zeng, C., Otero-Gonzales, L., Mikoryak, C., Wilson, B.A., Kosaraju, K., Tarannum, M., Crafword, S., Yi., P., Liu, X., Babu, S.V., Moinpour M., Ranville, J., Montano, M., Corredor, C., Posner, J., Shadman, F. (2015). Physical, chemical, and in vitro toxicological characterization of nanoparticles in chemical mechanical planarization suspensions used in the semiconductor industry: towards environmental health and safety assessments. Environmental Science: Nano, 2, 227-244.
  • Stancl, H.*, Westerhoff, P.K., Hristovski, K.D. (2015) Hexavalent Chromium Removal Using UV-TiO2/Ceramic Membrane Reactor, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering 32 (8), 676-683.
  • Westerhoff, P.*, Lee, S., Yang, Y., Gordon, G., Hristovski, K., Halden, R., Herckes, P. (2015). Examination of opportunities for metal prospecting in municipal biosolids by analysis of samples from full scale wastewater treatment plants, Environmental Science and Technology 49 (16), 9479-9488.
  • Yang, Y.*, Wang, Y., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. (2015) Simultaneous Removal of Nanosilver and Fullerene in Sequencing Batch Reactors for Biological Wastewater Treatment, Chemosphere, 125, 115-121.
  • Hristovski, K.*, Olson, L. (2014) Implications for Regulating Nanomaterial Containing Wastes: Hazardous Waste or Not, that is the Question? Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste – ASCE, B4014003, 1-4.
  • Barry, M.*; Hristovski, K.; Westerhoff, P. (2014) Membrane Fouling by Vesicles and Prevention through Ozonation, Environmental Science and Technology, 48, 7349-7356.
  • Reed, R.*, Faust, J., Yang, Y., Doudrick, K., Capco, D., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. (2014) Characterization of nanomaterials in dietary supplement drinks and assessment of biological interactions across their life cycle, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2, 1616-1624
  • Yang, Y.*, Bi, X., Westerhoff, P., Hristovski, K., McLain, J.E. (2014) Engineered Nanomaterials either Inhibit or Improve Biological Carbon Conversion in Soils, Environmental Engineering Science, 31, 381-392.
  • Beebe, S.R.H, Switalski, A.B., Bateman, H.L.*, Hristovski, K.D., (2014) Burrowing owl (Athene Cunicularia) habitat association in agriculture fields and along canal trails in Phoenix, Arizona, Journal of the Arizona Nevada Academy of Science, 45 (2), 52-58.
  • Yang, Y., Doudrick, K., Bi, X., Hristovski, K., Herckes, P., Westerhoff, P.*, Kaegi, R., (2014) Characterization of Food-Grade Titanium Dioxide: Presence of Nano-Size Particles, Environmental Science and Technology, 48, 6391-6400.
  • Barry, M.*, Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. (2014) Promoting Hydroxyl Radical Production during Ozonation of Municipal Wastewater, Ozone: Science and Engineering Journal 36, 229-237.
  • Yang, Y.*, Wang, Y., Westerhoff, P., Hristovski, K., Jin, V.L., Johnson, M.V., Arnold, J.G., (2014) Metal and Nanoparticle Occurrence in Biosolids-Amended Soils, Science of the Total Environment, 485-486, 441-449.
  • Flanigan, D., Sandoval, R., Bridgers, K, Hristovski, K.* (2013) Bolaform Amphiphile Modified Granular Activated Carbon Media for Removal of Strong Acid Oxo-Anions from Water: Nitrate, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 1 (4), 1188-1193.
  • Bliss, M., Hristovski, K.*, Ulrich, J. (2013) Compliance of Community Hospitals with the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) in the Western United States, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 10, (2), 1-13.
  • Rodgers, B.*, Hristovski, K., Chetri, N., Henderson, M., Takamura, J., Ruddell, B., (2013). A Systematic Methodology for the Development of Enterprise at the Base of the Economic Pyramid, ASEE International Forum, Paper #8627.
  • Chiu, C., Hristovski, K*, Dockery, R., Doudrick, K., Westerhoff, P. (2013). Modeling Temperature and Reaction Time Impacts on Hematite Nanoparticle Size during Forced Hydrolysis of Ferric Chloride, Chemical Engineering Journal, 210, 357-362.
  • Doudrick, K.*, Ting, H., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. (2013) Photocatalytic nitrate reduction in water: Managing the hole scavenger and reaction by-product selectivity, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 47 (4), 40-47.
  • Silva, R.G., Nadagouda, M.N., Webster, J., Govindaswamy, S., Hristovski, K.D., Ford, R.G., Patterson, C., Impellitteri C.A*. (2013) Examining the Efficiency of Muffle Furnace-Induced Alkaline Hydrolysis in Determining the Titanium Content of Environmental Samples Containing Engineered Titanium Dioxide Particles. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 15, 645-652.
  • Westerhoff, P.*, Kiser, M.A., Hristovski, K. (2013) Nanomaterial Removal and Transformation During Biological Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Engineering Science, 30 (3), 109-117.
  • Doudrick, K.*, Monzón, O. Mangonon, A., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P.  (2012). Nitrate Reduction in Water Using Commercial Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysts (P25, P90, and Hombikat UV100). Journal of Environmental Engineering-ASCE, 132, 851-862.
  • Hristovski K*. (2012). Scientific Challenges of Nanomaterial Risk Assessment, Jurimetrics, 52 (3), 359-370.
  • Forouhar A., Hristovski, K*. (2012).Characterization of the Municipal Solid Waste Stream in Kabul, Afghanistan. Habitat International, 36, 406-413.
  • Chiu, C.*, Hristovski, K., Huling, S., Westerhoff, P. (2012) In-Situ Regeneration of Saturated Granular Activated Carbon by an Iron Oxide Nanocatalyst, Water Research 47 (4), 1596-1603.
  • Kiser, A.*, Ladner, D., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. (2012). Nanomaterial transformation and association with fresh and freeze-dried wastewater activated sludge: Implications for testing protocol and environmental fate, Environmental Science and Technology 46 (13), 7043-7053.
  • Elton J., Hristovski K*, Westerhoff, P. (2012) Titanium Dioxide base hybrid ionâ??exchange media for simultaneous removal of arsenic and nitrate, ACS Symposium Series 1123, 223-236.
  • Weir, A., Westerhoff, P.*, Fabricius, L., Hristovski, K., von Goetz, N. (2012). Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Food and Personal Care Products, Environmental Science and Technology, 46(4), 2242-2250.
  • Jain, A., Sanner, J., Sandoval, R., Hristovski K* (2012) Hematite Nanoparticle Modified Granular Activated Carbon for Removal of Arsenic and Organic Co-Contaminants, ACS Symposium Series 1123, 206-222.
  • Ladner, D.A.*, Steele, M.; Weir, A.; Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P. (2012). Functionalized nanoparticle interactions with polymeric membranes. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 211, 288-295.
  • Wang, Y., Westerhoff, P*., Hristovski, K. (2012) Fate and biological effects of silver, titanium dioxide, and C60 (fullerene)during simulated wastewater treatment processes Journal of Hazardous Materials, 201, 16-22.
  • Sandoval, R. Cooper, A.M., Aymar, K., Jain, A., Hristovski, K*. (2011). Removal of arsenic and methylene blue from water by granulated activated carbon media impregnated with zirconium dioxide nanoparticles. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 193, 296-303.
  • Hristovski, K.*, Westerhoff, P., Posner, J. (2011). Octanol/water Distribution of Engineered Nanomaterials. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substance and Environmental Engineering 46, 636-647.
  • Tibaquirá, J. E., Hristovski, K, Westerhoff, P., Posner, J.* (2011). Water quality and yield from polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36(6), 4022-4028.
  • Westerhoff, P*., Song, G., Hristovski, K., Kiser, M. (2011). Occurrence and Removal of Titanium at Full Scale Wastewater Treatment Plants: Implications for TiO2 Nanomaterials. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13(5), 1195-1203.
  • Tibaquirá, J. E., Hristovski, K, Westerhoff, P., Posner, J.* (2011) Recovery and Quality of Water Produced by Commercial Fuel Cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, 4022-4028.
  • Cooper, A., Hristovski., K.*, Möller, T., Westerhoff, P., Sylvester, P., (2010) The effect of carbon type on arsenic and trichloroethylene removal capabilities of iron(hydr)oxide nanoparticle impregnated granulated activated carbon. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 183(1-3), 381-388.
  • Hristovski, K.*, Hild, N., Young-Hristovski, J. (2010) Environmental Management in Macedonia: Problems, Challenges, and Issues. Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 43, 115-124.
  • Kiser, A.*, Rui, H., Jang, G., Hristovski, K., Westerhoff, P., (2010). Biosorption of nanoparticles on heterothropic wastewater biomass. Water Research, 44(14), 4105-4114.
  • Benn, T.*, Cavanagh, B., Hristovski, K., Posner, J., Westerhoff, P. (2010). The Release of (Nano)Silver from Consumer Products used in Home, Journal of Environmental Quality, Special Issue on: Environmental Occurrences, Behavior, Fate and Ecological Effects of Nanomaterials, 39, 1-8.
  • Hristovski, K.*, Dhanasekaran, B., Tibaquirá, J., Posner, J., Westerhoff, P. (2009) Evaluating the feasibility of generating potable water from fuel cells. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-AQUA, 58(5), 327-335.
  • Hristovski, K.*, Nguyen, H., Westerhoff, P. (2009) Removal of Arsenate and 17α-ethinyl estradiol (EE2) by iron (hydr)oxide modified activated carbon fibers. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substance and Environmental Engineering, 44 (4), 354-361.
  • Hristovski, K.*, Westerhoff, P., Moller, T., Sylvester, P. (2009) Effect of synthesis conditions on nano-iron (hydr)oxide impregnated granulated activated carbon. Chemical Engineering Journal, 146 (2), 237-243.
  • Kiser, A*., Westerhoff, P., Benn, T., Wang, Y., Perez-Rivera, J., Hristovski, K. (2009) Titanium nanomaterial removal and release from wastewater treatment plants. Environmental Science and Technology, 43, 6757-6763.
  • Koeneman, B. A., Zhang, Y, Hristovski, K, Westerhoff, P.K., Chen, Y., Crittenden, J.C. Capco, D. G.* (2009) Experimental Approach for an in vitro toxicity assay with non-aggregated quantum dots. Toxicology in Vitro, 23, 955-962.
  • Zhang, Q., Crittenden, J.*, Hristovski, K., Hand, D., Westerhoff, P. (2009). User-Oriented Batch Reactor Solutions to the Homogeneous Surface Diffusion Model for Different Activated Carbon Dosages. Water Research. 43, 1859-1866.
  • Hristovski, K.,* Westerhoff, P., Crittenden, J., Olson, L. (2008) Arsenate Removal by Modified Granulated Activated Carbon: Modeling Arsenate Breakthrough with the Pore Surface Diffusion Model, Separation Science and Technology, 43(11), 3154-3167.
  • Hristovski, K.*, Westerhoff, P., Crittenden, J. and Olson, L. (2008) Arsenate Removal by Nanostructured ZrO2 Spheres. Environmental Science and Technology, 42, 3786-3790.
  • Hristovski, K.*, Westerhoff, P., and Crittenden, J. (2008). An Approach for Evaluating Nanomaterials for use as a Packed Bed Adsorber Media: A Case Study of Arsenate Removal by Titanate Nanofibers, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 156 (1-3), 604-611.
  • Hristovski, K.*, Westerhoff, P., Moller, T., Sylvester, P., Condit, W., and Mash, H., (2008), Simultaneous Removal of Perchlorate and Arsenate by Ion Exchange Media Modified with Nanostructured Iron (Hydr)Oxide, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 152(1), 397 - 406.
  • Zhang, Y., Chen, Y., Westerhoff, P., Hristovski, K., and Crittenden, J.* (2008) Stability of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Water, Water Research, 42 (8-9), 2204-2212.
  • Hristovski, K.,* Baumgardner, A., and Westerhoff, P., (2007), Selecting metal oxide nanomaterials for arsenic removal in fixed bed columns: From nanopowders to aggregated nanoparticle media, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 147, 265 - 274.
  • Nelson, J., Hristovski, K., and Peterson, D*. (2007). Mission Possible: A Failure Mode and Effect Analysis of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Journal of Emergency Management, 5 (6), 17-27.
  • Hristovski, K*., Olson, L., Hild, N., Peterson, D., and Burge, S. (2007) The municipal solid waste system and solid waste characterization at the municipality of Veles, Macedonia, Waste Management, 27, 1680 - 1689.


Research Activity
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ERM 302Water and Wastewater Treatment
EGR 325Water and Wastewater Treatment
EGR 493Honors Thesis
EGR 590Reading and Conference
ERM 593Applied Project
EGR 593Applied Project
ERM 599Thesis
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
EGR 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 493Honors Thesis
ERM 493Honors Thesis
EGR 590Reading and Conference
ERM 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
ERM 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
ERM 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ERM 402Unit Treatment Technologies
EGR 425Unit Treatment Tech and Sys
EGR 492Honors Directed Study
EGR 590Reading and Conference
ERM 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
EGR 792Research
EGR 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 593Applied Project
ERM 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 599Thesis
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 599Thesis
Honors / Awards
  • Presidential Medal of Merit, presented by the president of the Republic of Macedonia, 2016
  • 2015 Best Paper Award, Journal of Environmental Quality, 2015
  • Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarly and Creative Activities, College of Technology and Innovation, 2014
  • Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Specialist Program, City of Panama, Panama, 2012
  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, College of Technology and Innovation 2011-2012
  • Scholarship Award, Association of Environmental Professionals of Arizona in 2006
  • Departmental Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2003
  • Presidential Academic Award, presented by the United States President, Mr. Bush, Sr., in 1991