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Kjellerup, Birthe

Kjellerup, Birthe

Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Associate Professor
Pedro E. Wasmer Professor in Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
1147 Glenn L. Martin Hall

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Aalborg University, 2004
  • M.Sc., Aalborg University, 1997

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Association for Women in Science
  • International Society for Microbial Ecology
  • The Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • American Society for Microbiology (Maryland Branch)
  • American Society for Microbiology

 

 

  • Evaluation of identity, diversity, and activity in microbial biofilms in complex microbial systems such as sediment, soil, urban water systems, and the human body
  • Aerobic and anaerobic degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls
  • Biocorrosion in drinking water and oil distribution pipelines
  • Invertebrate host-pathogen model Caenorhabditis elegans for in vivo biofilm infections

Kjellerup to Address Biofilms Conference

Asia-Pacific Biofilms 2021 will be held virtually in May.

Environmental Cleanup: Kjellerup Develops “Treatment Train”

DoD taps UMD expertise to tackle risks of stormwater contamination.

Wastewater Testing Could Help Track COVID-19

UMD’s Dr. Birthe Kjellerup is leading a project designed to assist early detection.

Kjellerup Co-organizes Biofilms Conference

The October event will bring together experts from around the globe.

BIOE Sophomore Awarded NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Jessica Boyer will receive academic assistance and a paid internship opportunity with NOAA.