Prior to joining Sherwood, Emir was a Research Assistant and a PhD Student at Prof. Craig Criddle’s Laboratory at Stanford University. His research focused on resource recovery and nutrient removal from wastewater. During his research, Emir operated one bench scale and two pilot scale wastewater treatment systems. Additionally, he was a member of the team that designed and built the Staged Anaerobic Fluidized-bed Membrane Bioreactor (SAF-MBR) at Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW), the largest of its kind. He has a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering and Science from Stanford University.
Fun Fact: As a resident of Istanbul, Emir used to live in Europe and commute to Asia to attend high school.