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Katherine Peter (Fed)

Katherine’s research interests include water quality and the fate of organic contaminants in both natural and engineered systems. She is interested in approaches to better characterize, trace, and manage urban pollution, particularly from non-point sources. Her current research goals are to develop and improve methods that use non-target high resolution mass spectrometry to identify, differentiate, and track sources of organic contaminants in the environment.

Membership and Professional Activities

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Other Publications


  • James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award, 2021
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 2017
  • Ballard Seashore Dissertation Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2016
  • American Chemical Society Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, 2016
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2013-2016


Created August 29, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021