Daniel Oerther, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, CEng, CEHS, M.CIEH, F.AAN, F.RSA, F.RSPH

Professor

Environmental Health Engineering

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Research Interests

Environmental biotechnology and sustainable development with a special emphasis on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH); food safety, security and nutrition; and poverty alleviation using design thinking and social entrepreneurship.

Courses Taught

Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering and Science, Undergraduate Research, Environmental Systems Modeling, Public Health Engineering, Biological Principles in Environmental Engineering Systems, Science and Engineering Diplomacy, Graduate Research

Professional Registration

  • Professional Engineer, District of Columbia, Missouri, Ohio
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineer, AAEES
  • Chartered Engineer in the UK, CEng
  • Certified Environmental Health Specialist, Missouri Board of Certification for Environmental Health Professionals
  • Member (level 4 qualified and assessed), Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Major Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health, (2017)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, (2017)
  • The Frederick George Pohland Medal, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, (2017)
  • President’s Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement, University of Missouri System, (2017)
  • Lifetime Honorary Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, (2016)
  • Fulbright Specialist Roster, United States Department of State, (2016)
  • Superior Honor Award for Improved Water Quality in Ixcan, Guatemala, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, (2016)
  • Meritorious Honor Award, United States Department of State, (2015)
  • AEESP Dentel Award for Global Outreach, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, (2015)
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, (2014)
  • Jefferson Science Fellowship, United States Department of State and United States National Academies, (2014)
  • Fulbright-ALCOA Distinguished Chair in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering to Brazil, United States Department of State, (2012)
  • Lifetime Honorary Membership, Sigma Theta Tau the International Honor Society of Nursing, (2011)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, (2010)
  • John A. and Susan Mathes Endowed Chair of Environmental Health Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, (2010)
  • Honor Award for University Research for Improved Water Quality in Northwest Tanzania, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, (2009)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, (2007)
  • Elected Fellow, Institute for Public Health and Water Research, (2006)
  • Fulbright-Pai Endowed Professorship, United States Department of State and Manipal University, (2006)
  • Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Scholar, United States Department of State and Indian Institute of Science, (2006)
  • Ohio Engineering Educator of the Year, National Society of Professional Engineers, (2005)
  • Outstanding Educator, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, (2004)
  • Ohio Young Engineer of the Year, National Society of Professional Engineers, (2004)
  • Fellowship for Microbial Ecology, Office of Naval Research, (2003)
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, (2003)
  • James M. Montgomery Consulting Engineers Master’s Thesis Award, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, (1999)

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Education:

  • Post Doctorate Training:
    Public Administration, Indiana University
    Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University
    Microbial Ecology, Marine Biological Laboratory
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, 2002
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, 1998
  • B.S. Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 1995
  • B.A. Biological Sciences, Northwestern University, 1995