Matthew received the Water Environment Federation 2012 Canham Fellowship. This scholarship provides $25,000 for a post-baccalaureate student in the water environment field. He will use the proceeds of the scholarship in his pursuit of his doctoral degree at Marquette University working in the area of Anaerobic Digestion under the direction of Daniel H. Zitomer. His research interests include wastewater treatment and management, anaerobic biotechnology, sustainable design, and resource recovery.
Matthew Seib is a second-year Ph.D. student pursuing a degree in environmental engineering. He became interested in engineering because he was always interested in how things work and because he enjoys desigining solutions for various challenges. He chose to study Environmental Engineering because he likes the interdisciplinary nature of the field and how it involves not only traditional aspects of engineering, but also elements of chemistry, biology, ecology, public health, and many more.
After he graduates, Matthew plans to work as a research or consulting engineer with the goal of developing and promoting sustainable wastewater treatment technology.
A fun fact about Matthew Seib: He spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa, working as a water and sanitation engineer.