Portrait of Lauren Stadler

Lauren Stadler

Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar


Lauren Stadler, Ph.D., is a Baker Institute Rice faculty scholar in the Center for Health and Biosciences and an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University. Her research vision is to reimagine wastewater systems as a valuable source of information for the protection of public health. Her research specializes in wastewater-based epidemiology, environmental antibiotic resistance, wastewater treatment and resource recovery, and environmental synthetic biology.

She was named a “New Engineer to Watch” by the Water Environment Federation; a Gulf Research Program Early Career Fellow by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine; a Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Engineering Scholar; and is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award. Stadler received master’s and doctorate degrees in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan.

Contact at lauren.stadler@rice.edu or 713-348-3307.