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Kelsey Pieper

Assistant Professor,  Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Research Focus

Applied environmental chemistry; corrosion; drinking water quality, treatment, and infrastructure; post-disaster drinking water recovery; public health engineering

Education

  • PhD, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2015
  • MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2011

Research Overview

Applied environmental chemistry; corrosion; drinking water quality, treatment, and infrastructure; post-disaster drinking water recovery; public health engineering

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • Pieper, K.J., R. Martin, M. Tang, L. Walters, J. Parks, S. Roy, C. Devine, M.A. Edwards. Evaluating water lead levels during the Flint Water Crisis. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2018, 52 (15), 8124–8132.
  • Parks, J., K.J. Pieper, A. Katner, M. Tang, M. Edwards. Potential challenges meeting the American Academy of Pediatrics’ lead in school drinking water goal of 1 μg/L. Corrosion 2018, 74 (8), 914-917.
  • Katner, A. K.J. Pieper, K. Brown, H. Lin, J. Parks, X. Wang, C. Hu, S. Masters, H. Mielke, M. Edwards. Effectiveness of prevailing flush guidelines to prevent exposure to lead in water. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15 (7), doi:10.20944/preprints201805.0405.v2.
  • Pieper, K.J., V.E. Nystrom, J. Parks, K. Jennings, H. Faircloth, J.B. Morgan, J. Bruckner, M.A. Edwards. Elevated lead in water of private wells poses health risks: case study in Macon County, North Carolina. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2018, 52 (7), 4350–4357.

Faculty

Aug 29, 2019

New Faculty Spotlight: Kelsey Pieper

Kelsey Pieper joins the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor.

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