Yeh, Daniel - University of South Florida, USA
Dr. Daniel Yeh is an Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida (http://www.linkedin.com/in/danielyeh). His research and teaching interests are related to global water and sanitation, water and wastewater treatment, waste-to-energy biotechnologies, urban water infrastructure, green buildings and climate change. He is a recent recipient of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant (Round 7) from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop new sanitation technologies for developing nations. For the grant, he and a team of students are developing the NEWgeneratorTM resource recovery machine to extract nutrients, energy and water from human wastes (http://NEWgenerator.tumblr.com). He also has a new project, funded by the National Science Foundation, to cultivate biofuel-producing microalgae from wastewater (http://tinyurl.com/NSF-ICARUS). Additionally, he collaborates with colleagues in anthropology and geography on developing sustainable food waste management strategies and technologies. Dr. Yeh collaborates closely on research with colleagues in the Netherlands and Czech Republic. He recently concluded a three-year NSF project through which USF students conducted summer research on water technologies at UNESCO-IHE (Delft, NL) (http://ihe.eng.usf.edu). He is also the US PI of a EU-funded Marie Curie IRSES grant called Advanced Biological Waste to Energy Technologies (BioWET), which supports mobility of researchers from UNESCO-IHE and Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT Prague) to conduct bioenergy research at USF (http://web.vscht.cz/bartacej/biowet/biowet.html). To integrate research with education and practice, he works with a number of local water/wastewater utilities (e.g., cities of Dunedin, Tampa, Largo) and educational partners (e.g., Science and Technology Education Innovation Center, Museum of Science and Industry, Florida Aquarium, Learning Gate Community School, GATES High School, Tampa Bay Tech). Dr. Yeh has degrees from the University of Michigan (BS Natural Resources, BSE Civil Engineering, MSE Environmental Engineering) and Georgia Tech (PhD Environmental Engineering), as well as postdoctoral research experience at Stanford. He is a professional engineer and LEED accredited green building professional.