University of South Florida
Kevin Orner is a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida, where he studies nutrient and energy recovery from centralized wastewater treatment plants. After obtaining a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a certificate in Technical Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008, he served for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama. In December 2011, Kevin completed his M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida. He is an E.I.T. with engineering consulting experience. Kevin's doctoral research is supported by a USF Signature Research Fellowship. In 2018 Kevin will be conducting research under a Fulbright Research Grant in Costa Rica, where he will investigate nutrient and energy recovery from pig and cow manure using anaerobic digestion and struvite precipitation.