Allison Cerlanek

Allison Cerlanek

Mentor

Dr. Timothy Townsend

College

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Major

Environmental Engineering Sciences

Minor

N/A

Organizations

Engineers Without Borders: Nepal Team, Trigators Triathlon Club

Academic Awards

President's Honor Roll Spring 2020, Dean's List Fall 2020

Volunteering

N/A

Research Interests

Sustainable Materials Management

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy all activities outdoors! I love kayaking, hiking, cycling, running, and exploring! I also play guitar in my free time.

Research Project

Methods for Removal of PFAS from Leachate

Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a diverse suit of man-made chemicals that are mainly found in plastics and resins. These chemicals are growing in prominence in the academic world as researchers are beginning to understand their adverse effects on human health and the environment. The purpose of this project is to test methods for the removal of PFAS from landfill leachate. Since a large portion of the waste stream is comprised of single-use plastics, there are often high concentrations of PFAS found in landfill leachate.