Caitlyn Butler

University of Sheffield Scholar Award, University of Sheffield - Environmental Engineering

Caitlyn is an associate professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She previously worked in the Department of Engineering at Arizona State University and did her graduate work in Environmental Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Caitlyn’s research focuses on wastewater treatment, emphasising the use of biofilms systems in remediating environmental contaminants. She received a highly competitive NSF CAREER award for early career faculty for a novel approach to wastewater treatment using granular biofilms. She has also received grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop the Microbial Fuel Cell Latrine that directly converts human waste into compost and electricity. Caitlyn has also pursued research supported by the Department of Energy, Air Force SBIR program, and Environmental Protection Agency. She has received a number of recognitions, including the Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, given by UMass College of Engineering and an Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science Award, given by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.