Interim Department Chair
Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
and Director of Water Quality Center
Engineering Hall 435B
(414) 288-5733
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Water Quality Center


Research Interests

  •  Anaerobic biotechnology
  •  Biofuels and renewable energy
  •  Microbial community structure and bioprocess performance
  •  Biological wastewater treatment

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1994, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Vanderbilt University

M.S., 1991, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Vanderbilt University

B.S., 1988, Drexel University

Selected Recent Publications

Zitomer, Daniel H.. "Proposal of Vibrionimonas magnilacihabitans gen. nov., sp. nov., a curved Gram negative bacterium isolated from Lake Michigan water."Society for General Microbiology. London. United Kingdom. IJS/2013/056663. 2013.

Morris, Rachel L.Schauer-Gimenez, Anne E.Bhattad, UjwalKearney, Colleen, Struble, Craig A., Zitomer, Daniel H., Maki, James S. "Methyl coenzyme M reductase (mcrA) gene abundance correlates with activity measurements of methanogenic H2/CO2 enriched anaerobic biomass." John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Wiley Online Library. New York, NY. United States. 2013.

Zitomer, Daniel H.Kusowski, Jonathan, Water Environment Federation Technical Exposition and Conference. Water Environment Federation. Chicago, IL. "Anaerobic Co-Digestion Planning and Research for NEW Water (Green Bay, WI)." Academic. Accepted. October 3, 2013

Zitomer, Daniel H.Bocher, Benjamin. World Congress of Anaerobic Digestion. International Water Association. Spain. "Relating Methanogen Community Structure and Anaerobic Digester Function." Academic. Accepted. June 26, 2013

Zitomer, Daniel H., McNamara, Patrick, Carey, Daniel. Central States Water Environment Association Annual Meeting. Central States Water Environment Association. Madison, WI. "Biosolids-Derived Biochar as an Adsorbent for Ammonium and Phosphate from Wastewater." Non-Academic. Accepted. May 15, 2013

Recent Grants

Zitomer, Daniel (Principal), "EPA STAR Fellowship for Matthew Seib," Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Federal. (September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2016).

Zitomer, Daniel (Principal), "Advanced High-Rate Wet-Weather treatment Process," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal. (January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015).

Zitomer, Daniel (Principal), "System for Biomethane Production from Bioplastics," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal. (January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015).

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