PhD, Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2021
MS, Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2017
BS, Environmental Science
Indiana University Bloomington, 2014
Dr. Foltz’s work aims to incorporate multiphase contaminant transformations and use a combination of field, lab, and modeling at different scales to accomplish research objectives. Research areas center around minimizing greenhouse gas emissions from engineered and natural systems and engineering passive treatment systems for biogeochemical water treatment.
Awards and Recognition
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Predoctoral Fellow (2018)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention (2016, 2017)
American Society for Engineering Education Best Paper Award (2021)
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Presentation Award (2019)
Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Poster Award (2017)
Universities Council on Water Resources (2021-Present)
American Society for Engineering Education (2020-Present)
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (2019-Present)
Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (2016-Present)
Alpha Chi Sigma, Professional Chemistry Fraternity (2012-14)
Foltz, M.E., S. Koloutsou-Vakakis. 2021. Can online summer camps work? Evidence from adapting a high school hands-on water quality module for online delivery. American Society for Engineering Education IL-IN Regional Conference, Best Paper Award. DOI: 10.18260/1-2--38259.
Foltz, M.E., A.D. Kent, S. Koloutsou-Vakakis, J.L. Zilles. 2021. Influence of non-legume cover cropping on denitrification potential and year-round field N2O emissions. Science of the Total Environment 765: 144295. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144295.
Foltz, M.E., J.L. Zilles, S. Koloutsou-Vakakis. 2019. Prediction of N2O emissions under different field management practices and climate conditions. Science of the Total Environment 646: 872-879. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.364.