Heidi L. Gough

Heidi L. Gough

Associate Professor
Environmental Engineering; Movement of Contaminants through the Environment; Microbial processes in Wastewater Treatment; Biotransformation of Emerging Contaminants; Anaerobic Digestion; Subsurface Bioremediation; Applied Microbial Ecology

Phone: 206-685-7865 
Email: hgough@uw.edu


Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 2004
M.S., Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 1998
B.S., Environmental Health Engineering, Northwestern University, 1993

Current Sponsored Research:
Contaminants of Emerging Concern at the Port Gamble Wastewater Treatment Plant
Recent Publications:
Martinkosky, L., J. Barkley, G. Sabadell, H.L. Gough, and S. Davidson. 2017. Earthworms (Eisenia fetida) demonstrate potential for use in soil bioremediation by increasing the degradation rates of heavy crude oil hydrocarbons. Science of the Total Environment. 540: 734-743.
Kjeldal, H., N.A. Zhou, D.K. Wissenbach, M. von Bergen, H.L. Gough, and J.L. Nielsen. 2016. Genomic, proteomic and metabolite characterization of gemfibrozil-degrading organism Bacillus sp. GeD10. Environmental Science and Technology. 50(2):744-755.
Zhou, N.A., and H.L. Gough. 2016. Enhanced Biological Trace Organic Contaminant Removal (EBTCR): a lab scale demonstration with bisphenol A-degrading bacteria Sphingobium sp. BiD32. Environmental Science and Technology. 50(15): 8057-8066
Lust, M., R.M. Ziels, S.E. Strand, H.L. Gough, and H.D. Stensel. 2015. Effect of activated sludge population selection on estrogen degradation kinetics. Environmental Engineering Science 32(7): 637-646 doi: 10.1089/ees.2014.0467
Zhou, N.A., H. Kjeldal, H.L. Gough, J.L. Nielsen. 2015. Identification of Putative Genes Involved in Bisphenol A Degradation Using Differential Protein Abundance Analysis of Sphingobium sp. BiD32. Environmental Science and Technology 49(20): 12232-12241 doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b02987
Zhou, N. A., A. C. Lutovsky, G. L. Andaker, J. F. Ferguson and H. L. Gough. 2014. Kinetics modeling predicts bioaugmentation with Sphingomonad cultures as a viable technology for enhanced pharmaceutical and personal care products removal during wastewater treatment. Bioresource Technology 166:158-167.