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Lutgarde Raskin, PhD, is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Michigan. Her research focus is on biological water and wastewater treatment processes including membrane bioreactors, anaerobic systems, activated sludge systems, and treatment of food processing and agricultural waste streams.


Raskin is an expert in molecular microbial ecology; antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance in the environment and in biological treatment systems; nitrification; and foaming in activated sludge systems. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and has received awards for her pioneering work using molecular techniques in the wastewater treatment process to study and treat complex microbial communities.


She has an MS in Environmental Science and Engineering from Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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