Dr. Mashtare is an Assistant Professor of Soil Science in the Department of Agronomy. He received a B.S. from the Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Program and a Ph.D. from the Interdisciplinary Ecological Science and Engineering Graduate Program and Department of Agronomy at Purdue in 2009 and 2013, respectively.
His research interests center around two complementary areas. The first, understanding the biogeochemical interactions regulating the fate, bioavailability, and transport of emerging organic and inorganic chemicals in urban- and agro-ecosystems. And the second, understanding the use of municipal, industrial, and manufacturing wastes to restore degraded soil and water at the field and landscape scales.
He is the recipient of several teaching awards including the 2013 Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants Excellence in Teaching Award and 2013 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. He has also received several research awards including the 2013 Joe L. White Graduate Student Award in Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy, the 2013 American Society of Agronomy Environmental Quality Section Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and the 2014 American Chemical Society Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry.