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Shane Rogers

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Associate Professor
212 Rowley Laboratories
Clarkson University
PO Box 5710
Potsdam, NY 13699-5710

Phone: 315-268-6501
FAX: 315-268-7985


Ph.D., Iowa State University (2004)
M.S., Iowa State University (1999)
B.S., Iowa State University (1996)

Research Interests

Dr. Rogers' research focuses on biotechnologies for soils and water treatment and residuals management, including genome-enabled molecular technologies for monitoring soils, air, and water quality. His recent research investigates the fate and transport of pathogens and chemical stressors in agroecosystems and risks associated with exposure to these agents in the environment. He is an Associate editor for Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, and the recipient of the Water Environment Federation’s McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, and Sustainable Use Medal (2008). His research students have also received several state and national-level research awards, including the 2nd place Montgomery – Watson – Harza Consulting Engineers / Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors’ Master’s Thesis Award (2010).

Current Research Projects:
•    Impacts of manure spreading techniques on downwind air quality: particles, ammonia, and bioaerosols
•    Membrane Pretreatment of High TOC Surface Waters to Minimize DBP Formation
•    Investigation of Electrodialysis (ED) and Electrodialysis Reversal (EDR) Technology
•    Feasibility of Two Phase Anaerobic Digestion for the Treatment of High Strength Food Waste for Cost Effective Renewable Energy Generation
•    Investigation of Water Quality from Sand Filter Backwash
•    Pathogen Transport Through Drainage Tiles following Land Application of Livestock Manures in Indiana
•    Pathogen Fate and Overland Transport Following Application of Manure to Frozen Ground in Ohio
•    Transmission of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Fecal Pathogens through an Infiltration Basin and Constructed Wetland Treatment System at a Beef Feedlot in Iowa
•    Runoff of Fecal Pathogens and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Following Land Application of Liquid Swine Manure Lagoon Effluent in North Carolina


Dr. Rogers’ approach to guided student learning is based on theory described in the ExCEEd model of teaching and a commitment to build personal rapport with students in an intellectually stimulating, creative, and safe learning environment. He personalizes his teaching style through incorporation of music, performing arts, and physical movement, and engages students with the element of surprise in his lessons. He is the Chair of the St. Lawrence Section of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and leads several externally-funded programs for high school through undergraduate education. He is the recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education, St. Lawrence Section Outstanding Teaching Award (2009), the Clarkson University Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Award (2011), and the Clarkson University Student Association Outstanding Teacher Award (2010). He is also the faculty mentor for the Clarkson University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, USA. They are working on water and wastewater treatment systems for impoverished communities and elementary schools in the coastal plains region of Ecuador.
Current funded education programs:
•    NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates Site: Advancing Sustainable Systems and Environmental Technologies (ASSETs) to Serve Humanity
•    NSF-S-STEM: ASPIRE: Academic Success Program to Improve Retention and Education of Underrepresented Students in STEM.
•    MythOlympic Games: a K-12 STEM education project funded by the Alcoa Foundation

Courses taught include:
•    ES240: Sustainable Water Resources Management
•    CE340: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
•    CE479/579: Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
•    CE491: Senior Water Resources/Environmental Design
•    CE 682: Environmental Biological Processes.

Recent Publications

Rogers, S.W., M. Donnelly, L. Peed, S. Mondal, Z. Zhang, and O. Shanks. 2011. “Decay of bacterial pathogens, fecal indicators, and real time quantitative PCR genetic markers in manure-amended soils” Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 77(14), 4839-4848.

Owens, L.B., J.V. Bonta, M.J. Shipitalo, and S.W. Rogers. 2011. “Effects of Winter Manure Application in Ohio on the Quality of Surface Runoff” J Environ. Qual., 40(1), 153-165.

Narula, R., S. Grimberg, S. Rogers, and S. Mondal. 2011. “Pathogen Reduction and Factors Responsible for Pathogen Reduction in Dairy Farm Operations Treating Dairy Manure”, Biological Engineering, 4(3), 115-131.

Shaffer, C.E. and S.W. Rogers. "Wild deer as reservoirs of manure pathogens and antibiotic resistant genes" Proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on Air Quality and Manure Management for Agriculture, Dallas, TX, September 13 - 16, 2010.

Jahne, M.A. and S.W. Rogers "Bacterial characterization, deposition, and emission factors for particulate matter generated during the land application of dairy manure in Northern New York" Proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on Air Quality and Manure Management for Agriculture, Dallas, TX, September 13 - 16, 2010.

Peed, L.A., C.A. Kelty, O.C. Shanks, M. Sivangesen, T. Mooney, and S. Rogers "Evaluation of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Pathogenic Microorganisms Originating from Swine Manures Applied to Agricultural Lands using Culture-based and Quantitative Real-time PCR Methods" 110th general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, San Diego, CA, May 23-27, 2010.

Rogers, S.W., S.K. Ong, and T.B. Moorman. "Mineralization of PAHs in coal-tar impacted aquifer sediments and associated microbial community structure investigated with FISH," Chemosphere, 69, 1563-1573. 2007.

Rogers, S.W., T.B. Moorman, and S.K. Ong.  "Application of FISH and Microautoradiography to Determine Microbial Community Structure and Activity in Soil," Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 71(2), 620-631. 2007.

Rogers, S.W., S.K. Ong, G. Stenback, J. Golchin, and B.H. Kjartanson. "Assessment of Intrinsic Bioremediation of a Coal-Tar Impacted Aquifer using 2-D Reactive Transport and Biogeochemical Mass Balance Approaches," Water Environ. Res., 79(1):13-28. 2007.

Rogers, S. and J. Haines. "Detecting and Mitigating the Environmental Impact of Fecal Pathogens Originating from Confined Animal Feeding Operations: Review", U.S. EPA, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, EPA/600/R-06/021, September 2005.

Rogers, S.W. "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, in Natural Attenuation of Hazardous Wastes", in S. Rao, S.K. Ong, J. Barnajee, and E. Seagren (Eds), Natural Attenuation of Hazardous Wastes, p. 182-199, American Society of Civil Engineers, Washington, D.C., 2004.

Stenback, G.A., S.K. Ong, S.W. Rogers, and B.H. Kjartanson.  "Impact of transverse and longitudinal dispersion on first-order degradation rate constant estimation," J. Contam. Hydrol., 73(1-4), 3-14. 2004.

Rogers, S.W., S.K. Ong, K. Chao.  "Benzene Nonaqueous Phase Liquids Removal Under Air-Sparged Conditions," ASCE J. Environ. Eng., 130(7), 751-758. 2004.

Rogers, S.W., S.K. Ong, B. Kjartanson, J. Golchin, G. A. Stenback.  "Natural Attenuation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Sites: A Review," ASCE Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, 6(3), 141-155. 2002.