Ian L Pepper
Director, National Science Foundation Water Environmental Technology Center
Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Environmental Science-Ext
Professor, Public Health
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Research Interest
Dr. Pepper is an environmental microbiologist whose research has focused on the fate and transport of pathogens in air, water, soils and municipal wastes. More recently he has investigated the potential for real-time detection of contaminants in water distribution systems. He also teaches a graduate level laboratory class on Environmental Microbiology, and an undergraduate class on Pollution Science. His latest adventure is the development of the Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center (WEST), a new 22000 square foot laboratory complex which focuses on the water:energy nexus.