Heather Stancl
Graduate Research Assistant, ASU

University: Arizona State University

Department: School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment


  • PhD, Arizona State University, Environmental Engineering (in progress).
  • MS, Arizona State University, Environmental Engineering, 2013.
  • BS, Pepperdine University, Physics, 2012.

Center Involvement:

  • Graduate Research Assistant; Project 2: Application of Photochemical Processes for the Design and Implementation of Sustainable Treatment for Small Systems, Activity 2: Photocatalytic Nitrate Reduction

Heather is currently a third year Ph.D. student at Arizona State University studying environmental engineering under Dr. Paul Westerhoff and Dr. Kiril Hristovski. Her research focuses on removing nitrate for small-systems drinking water treatment applications.  Previously, she studied at Pepperdine University, receiving her B.S. in physics. In 2013, Heather received her M.S. in environmental engineering from ASU, defending research focused on reduction and removal of chromium species in water. Upon completion of her Ph.D., she hopes to focus her research on applying engineering principles to solve drinking water challenges in small-systems both domestically and abroad.