"Environment" research area

Passing of Rob Gardner

Rob Gardner, a faculty member in the department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, passed away in October 2019 at the age of 39. The MnDRIVE Environment team expresses our deepest condolences to Rob’s family, friends and colleagues at this incredible loss. 

Rob was an esteemed researcher, published 10 papers, multiple book chapters and posters, as well as leading research from numerous grants while at the University. MnDrive Environment funded his project “Microbial Mediated Nutrient Capture and Recycling from Urban and Agricultural Runoff” in 2017 and which Adriana Alvarez De la Hoz is now working on.