Ben Bocher

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138 Ottensman Hall
Tel: 608.342.6132


Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering Marquette University Ph.D., 2012 Civil and Environmental Engineering 
B.S./M.S. Civil Engineering / Energy, Environmental, & Chemical Engineering Washington University (St. Louis, MO) 2006 
Licensed Engineer In Training (E.I.T.) and anticipate taking Principles and Practice Exam for P.E. license in 2014
LEED Certified, Green Associate (2012 - present)

Professional History

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Platteville (2012-present)
Environmental Biotechnology Lab, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Principal Investigator (2012-present)
Civil Engineer (Co-op), Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates, Milwaukee, WI (2001-2002)
Civil Engineering Technician, City of Watertown, WI, Engineering Department (2000)

Short Bio:

Dr. Ben Bocher is an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville. In addition to this teaching and service, Ben is a member of the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Council at UW-Platteville and currently leads environmental biotechnology research on solid wastes. After earning an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis under the direction of Lars Angenent, Ph.D., Ben received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Marquette University where he was advised by Daniel Zitomer, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE.  Ben was a Seeds of Faith Fellowship recipient and graduated summa cum laude at Marquette. Over the past ten years, Ben has engaged in research and professional work in anaerobic biotechnologies and renewable bioenergy, managing the following research teams (Relating Methanogenic Community Structure and Digester Function, Bioaugmentation to Increase Methane Production and Alter Methanogen Community Structure, The Effects of Oxygen on Methanogenic Community Structure During Propionate Degradation, Anaerobic Digester Staging Alters Methanogen Community Structure and Process Function, and High Rate Anaerobic Digestion of Secondary Biosolids from a Brewery).

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