Environmental Engineering; movement of contaminants through the environment; microbial processes in wastewater treatment; biotransformation of emerging contaminants; anaerobic digestion; subsurface bioremediation; applied microbial ecology
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University
M.S., Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University
B.S., Environmental Health Engineering, Northwestern University
Heidi Gough is currently considering applications of self-funded graduate students.
Martinkosky, L., J. Barkley, G. Sabadell, H.L. Gough, and S. Davidson. 2017. Earthworms (Eisenia fetida) demonstrate potential for use in soil bioremediation by increasing the degradation rates of heavy crude oil hydrocarbons. Science of the Total Environment. 540: 734-743.
Kjeldal, H., N.A. Zhou, D.K. Wissenbach, M. von Bergen, H.L. Gough, and J.L. Nielsen. 2016. Genomic, proteomic and metabolite characterization of gemfibrozil-degrading organism Bacillus sp. GeD10. Environmental Science and Technology. 50(2):744-755.
Zhou, N.A., and H.L. Gough. 2016. Enhanced Biological Trace Organic Contaminant Removal (EBTCR): a lab scale demonstration with bisphenol A-degrading bacteria Sphingobium sp. BiD32. Environmental Science and Technology. 50(15): 8057-8066.
Lust, M., R.M. Ziels, S.E. Strand, H.L. Gough, and H.D. Stensel. 2015. Effect of activated sludge population selection on estrogen degradation kinetics. Environmental Engineering Science 32(7): 637-646 doi: 10.1089/ees.2014.0467
Zhou, N.A., H. Kjeldal, H.L. Gough, J.L. Nielsen. 2015. Identification of Putative Genes Involved in Bisphenol A Degradation Using Differential Protein Abundance Analysis of Sphingobium sp. BiD32. Environmental Science and Technology 49(20): 12232-12241 doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b02987