Tess Leuthner, a PhD Candidate in Joel Meyer’s lab, discusses her path to graduate school and her work in the Duke Superfund Research Center.
Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) technology utilizes high pressure and temperature conditions to transform human and animal waste into safe drinking water. A prototype being tested on Duke’s campus has the capability of treating waste produced by 1,000 people.
My inspiration for wanting to discuss the Duke Environment student experience grew from my personal feelings of inadequacy and fraudulence. That’s right, I am a PhD student suffering from Imposter Syndrome.