Bonnie McDevitt

Bonnie McDevitt is a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Engineer with the U.S. Geological Survey Geology, Energy & Minerals Science Center in Reston, VA.

Biography

Biography:

Bonnie is a Mendenhall Fellow working within the Research Opportunity “Reuse and treatment of high salinity waters produced from hydrocarbon wells.” Her current research focuses on radium removal from produced waters utilizing optimized barite seeding and AMD-sourced iron and manganese oxide sorption. Bonnie obtained her B.S. from the University of Delaware in 2012 and her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in 2020. She worked for 3 years in the drinking water and domestic wastewater treatment industry prior to starting her Ph.D.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2020
  • B.S. Wildlife Conservation, Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Delaware, 2012

Work Experience:

  • 2016-2020: Graduate teaching and research assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • 2015-2016: Apprentice Water/Wastewater Operator & Lab technician, Wrightstown Municipal Utilities Authority, Wrightstown, NJ
  • 2013-2016: Source Water Protection Specialist, New Jersey Water Association, Waretown, NJ