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Professional Engineer


Dr. Cantrell is currently a senior engineer in the Charlotte planning section of the City of Charlotte. She has previously worked for the State of North Carolina as an environmental engineer, was owner of KBC engineering and Consulting, NC and worked for USDA-ARS as a research agricultural engineer.


Ph.D. Biosystems Engineering Clemson University 2006

M.S. Biosystems Engineering Clemson University 2002

B.S. Chemical Engineering Clemson University 2001

Area(s) of Expertise

Bioprocess engineering and environmental engineering; water treatment; drinking water; biomass utilization; thermochemical conversion; pyrolysis; combustion; bioenergy; agricultural sustainability; nutrient sequestration; sludge; wastewater treatment; water chemistry; biochar; materials testing; thermogravimetric analyses; differential scanning calorimetry; wastewater analyses; scientific writing; waste management; residue management; ASTM standards