Kate Newhart, PhD, is an assistant professor of Environmental Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Initially an environmental engineer, Newhart operated bench- and pilot-scale systems for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment. She became a data scientist with guidance from her doctoral co-advisor, and now focuses her work on data-driven process monitoring, control, and optimization of wastewater disinfection; membrane- and non-membrane-based water reuse; and phosphorus resource recovery systems using novel statistical and machine learning tools.
Newhart’s research extends into the classroom, earning her the ASEE Environmental Engineering Division’s Early Career award for her work in engineering education. She has a BS, MS, and PhD from Colorado School of Mines.