Nick Prillaman Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Title of talk
International Examination of the Antibiotic ‘Resistome’ in Sewage and Treated Wastewater
Peter Vikesland directs a research group examining the environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology. He received his B.A. degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College in 1993. He then received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1995 and 1998, respectively. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, he joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 2002. Vikesland is National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awardee and was the 2012 UPS Foundation Visiting Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. Vikesland currently serves as the Director of the Virginia Tech Sustainable Nanotechnology Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program and currently leads an international team of researchers as the principal investigator for a five-year Partnerships in International Research and Education grant from the National Science Foundation Halting Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance Dissemination (HEARD).