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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)

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2013 – Present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2007 – 2013)
Special Government Employee, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2008 – 2013)
Research Environmental Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2004 – 2007)

Research and Development
Research focuses on the fate, transport, and vectoring of microbial and chemical stressors in the environment, including risks associated with exposure to microbial agents in air, water, soils, and produce grown for human consumption.

Biotechnology development includes macroalgae cultivation for nutrient bioextraction from wastewater treatment plant ocean outfalls, and through collaborations, biosensors for pathogen detection and measuring oxidative stress in antibiotic-resistant microorganisms, small-scale anaerobic digester development, and electrical discharge plasma reactors for sterilization of liquid foods.

Environmental Biotechnology
Water and Wastewater Engineering
Sustainable Water Resources Management
Introductory-level Environmental Engineering
Integrated Adirondack Research Project

Program Coordinator: MythOlympics: a STEM program for talented high school students
Faculty Advisor: Engineers Without Borders, USA Clarkson University Chapter
Faculty Advisor: Engineers for a Sustainable World, Clarkson University Chapter
CoPI: Peace Corps Master’s International Program at Clarkson University
CoPI: NSF-ASPIRE Program for academically talented, underrepresented students in STEM
PI: ASSETs to Serve Humanity, NSF-REU Site Program at Clarkson University
Vice Chair: American Society for Engineering Education, St. Lawrence Section

Selected Awards
2015-2016 U.S. –Norway Fulbright Scholar
2013 Tau Beta Pi Faculty Award
2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Award
2010 Clarkson University Student Association Outstanding Teacher Award
2009 American Society for Engineering Education, St. Lawrence Section Outstanding Teaching Award
2008 Water Environment Federation, McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, and Sustainable Use Medal

Selma Mededovic, Shane Rogers, Liquid-phase Electrical Discharge Plasmas for Inactivation of Bacteria in Water, Fruit Juices, Milk, and Liquid Foods, 2013, provisional patent, application number 61/892,800.

Recent Publications
Jahne, M. A., Rogers, S. W., Holsen, T. M., and Grimberg, S. J., Ramler, Ivan, S. Kim 2015. Bioaerosols Deposition to Food Crops Near Manure Application: Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment, Journal of Environmental Quality, accepted

Jahne, M. A., Rogers, S. W., Holsen, T. M., and Grimberg, S. J., Ramler, Ivan 2015. Emission and Dispersion of Bioaerosols from Dairy Manure Application Sites: Human Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science & Technology, accepted DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01981

Jahne, M. A., Rogers, S. W., Ramler, I. P., Holder, E., and Hayes, G. 2015. Hierarchal Clustering Yields Insight into Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Isolated from Cattle Feedlot Wastewater Treatment System. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187(1):4168 doi: 10.1007/s10661-014-4168-9.

Grimberg, S.J., D. Hilderbrandt, M. Kinnunen, S. Rogers. 2015. “Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste Through the Operation of a Mesophilic Two-Phase Pilot-Scale Digester – Assessment of Variable Loadings on System Performance”. Bioresource Technology, 178:226-229. DOI:

Jahne, M. A., Rogers, S. W., Holsen, T. M., and Grimberg, S. J. 2014. Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of Bioaerosols from a Manure Application Site. Aerobiologia, in press. DOI 10.1007/s10453-014-9348-0.

Kinnunen, M. D. Hilderbrandt, S. Grimberg, S. Rogers, and S. Mondal 2014. Comparative study of methanogens in one- and two-stage anaerobic digester treating food waste. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, doi: 10.1017/S1742170514000350.

Radhakrishnan, R. M. Jahne, S. Rogers, and I. I. Suni. 2013. “Detection of Listeria Monocytogenes by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy” Electroanalysis, 25(9):2231-2237.

Harden, S.L., Rogers, S.W., Jahne, M.A., Shaffer, C.E., and Smith, D.G. 2012. Characterization of nutrients and fecal indicator bacteria at a concentrated swine feeding operation in Wake County, North Carolina, 2009–2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1047, 31 p.

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.