Dr. Shannon L Bartelt-Hunt

Assistant Professor
203B Peter Kiewit Institute
Omaha, NE 68182-0178
Phone: 402-554-3868


  • Dr. Shannon Bartelt-Hunt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Shannon joined the faculty at UNL in January 2006. She received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia in August 2004 and completed her post-doctoral training at North Carolina State University under the direction of Dr. Morton Barlaz. Dr. Bartelt-Hunt's research interests are focused on physicochemical fate of contaminants including pharmaceuticals, hormones and prions in soil and water systems and contaminant fate and transport in landfills.

2004 Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Environmental) from University of Virginia
2000 M.S. in Civil Engineering (Environmental) from University of Virginia
1998 B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Virginia

2010 Occurrence of Steroid Hormones and Antibiotics in Groundwater Impacted by Livestock Waste Control Facilities
published in Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE
2009 Salt water recycling for brine production at road salt storage facilites
published in Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy
2009 The occurrence of illicit and therapeutic pharmaceuticals in wastewater effluent and surface waters in Nebraska
published in Environmental Pollution
2006 Coupled Mechanical and Chemical Behavior of Bentonite Engineered with a Controlled Organic Phase
published in Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE
2005 Characterization and environmental management of stormwater runoff from road salt storage facilities
published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
2002 Sorption and permeability of gasoline hydrocarbons in organobentonite porous media.
published in Journal of hazardous Materials

NDOR Evaluation of the Environmental Impacts of Bridge Deck Runoff
NDOR Characterization of Bridge Deck Runoff

2011 College of Engineering Faculty Service Award – Asst. Professor
2011 McGraw-Hill/AEESP Award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Science and Engineering
2010 UNL College of Engineering Multidisciplinary Research Award
2010 Edgerton Innovation Award
2009 College Distinguished Teaching Award
2008-2009 Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award
2008 Henry Y. Kleinkauf Family Distinguished New Faculty Teaching Award
2008 College Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award
2008 Department of Civil Engineering Faculty Recognition Award
2008 Joseph Sorkin Family Fellowship for Study in the Humanities
2004 AAUW Selected Professions dissertation Fellowship
2003 Alcoa International Fellowship