Ella Baar

Ella Baar
Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Ullman
College of Engineering
"I am very interested in water quality and the antibiotic project through my department was so interesting to me. Last summer I did water quality analysis in India and being able to continue research with something that interests me was a great opportunity. Research specifically is very important to the University and the community and being able to participate is so exciting."


Agricultural and Biological Engineering



Research Interests

  • Water Quality
  • Antibiotics
  • Soils

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  • Alpha Epsilon


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Hobbies and Interests

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Research Description

Antibiotic Sorption to Biochar
Antibiotics in the environment from livestock are an increasing concern. They are being detected throughout the country and as a result antibiotic resistant bacteria are forming. In my project we are doing sorption experiments with biochar. The goal of the project is to determine if there is a biochar that will be able to remove antibiotics from the livestock operations and to prevent them from entering the environment especially the soil and water.