Dr. Rachel Wagner was raised in
Richmond, VA. She received her Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Penn
State in 2012. She received her B.S. in biology and M.S. in biological systems
engineering from Virginia Tech.
Dr. Wagner's research interests are
in waste management solutions. Her primary research is in bioelectrochemical
systems, including microbial fuel cells, which convert waste organic matter to
electricity through the metabolic process of microorganisms. She also works on
questions of solid waste management. She enjoys teaching and mentoring through
research and outreach.
Dr. Wagner served in the Peace Corps
in Belize from 2004-2006 with her husband Aaron. She is active with the Girl
Scouts and loves camping, hiking, and biking with her family. She has two
children, one dog, and a turtle.
Smyntek, P.M., Chastel, J., Peer
R.A.M., Anthony, E., McCloskey, J., Bach, E., Wagner, R.C., Bandstra J.Z., and Strosnider, W.H. (2017).
Assessment of sulphate and iron reduction rates during reactor start-up for
passive anaerobic co-treatment of acid mine drainage and sewage. Geochemistry:
Exploration, Environment, Analysis, https://doi.org/10.1144/geochem2017-001.
Smyntek, P. M., Wagner, R. C., Krometis, L.-A.,
Sanchez, S. C., Wynn-Thompson, T., and Strosnider, W. H. (2017). Passive
Biological Treatment of Mine Water to Reduce Conductivity: Potential Designs,
Challenges, and Research Needs. Journal
of Environmental Quality, 46, 1 (2017).
R. C., Porter-Gill,
S., & Logan, B. E. (2012). Immobilization of anode-attached microbes in a
microbial fuel cell. AMB Express,
R. C., Call, D.,
Logan, B. E. (2010). Optimal set anode potentials vary in bioelectrochemical
systems. Environmental Science and
Technology, (44)16, 6036-6041.
Call, D., Wagner, R. C., Logan, B. E. (2009). Hydrogen production by Geobacter species and a mixed consortium
in a microbial electrolysis cell. Applied
and Environmental Microbiology, 75(24), 7579-7587.
R. C., Regan, J.
M., Oh, S.-E., Zuo, Y., and Logan, B. E. (2009). Hydrogen and methane
production from swine wastewater using microbial electrolysis cells. Water Research, 43(5), 1480-1488.
Rezaei, F., Xing, D., Wagner, R. C., Regan, J. M., Richard,
T. L., and Logan, B. E. (2009). Simultaneous cellulose degradation and
electricity production by Enterobacter
cloacae in an MFC. Applied and
Environmental Microbiology, 75(11), 3673-3678.
R. C., Dillaha, T.
A., and Yagow, G. (2007). An assessment of the reference watershed approach for
TMDLs with biological impairments. Water,
Air, & Soil Pollution, 181(1), 341-354.
Society for Microbial Electrochemical Technologies
of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
Society for Engineering Education
Waste Management Association
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