Rebecca Neumann

Rebecca Neumann

UW Faculty | Civil and Environmental Engineering

I lead the Hydro-biogeochemistry research group at UW, which works to advance mechanistic understanding of subsurface flow and biogeochemical reaction processes that impact water and food quality and influence global climate change; mechanistic understanding of these processes is required for the development of sound management strategies that protect human and environmental health. I joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Washington in 2011. Prior to this, I was a NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University where I studied how plant roots and soil conditions modulate the amount of water moved through the landscape. I obtained my Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a thesis project focused on understanding one of the major human health problems in Bangladesh: arsenic contaminated groundwater. Prior to graduate school, I worked as an environmental engineering consultant for EG&G Technical Services, and received my B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and B.A. in Art and Art History from Rice University