Michael Mashtare, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
246 Agricultural Engineering Building
University Park, PA 16802


Fixed bed column experiments using cotton gin waste and walnut shells-derived biochar as low-cost solutions to removing pharmaceuticals from aqueous solutions
Chemosphere, Preisendanz, Heather, Ndoun, Marlene C., Knopf, Allan, Ndoun, Marlene, Knopf, Allan, Preisendanz, Heather E., Vozenilek, Natasha, Elliott, Herschel A., Elliot, Herschel, Mashtare, Michael L., Velegol, Stephanie, Veith, Tamie L., Williams, Clinton F., 2023

Teaching introductory soil science before, during, and “after” the COVID-19 pandemic
Natural Sciences Education, Rahmani, Shams R., Mashtare, Michael L., Schulze, Darrell G., Camberato, James J., Johnston, Cliff T., Fulk-Bringman, Sherry S., 2023

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on pharmaceuticals in wastewater treated for beneficial reuse: Two case studies in central Pennsylvania
Journal of Environmental Quality, Hayden, Kathryn, Jones, Matthew, Elkin, Kyle, Shreve, Michael, Clees, William, Clark, Shirley, Mashtare, Michael L., Veith, Tamie, Elliott, Hershel, Watson, J, Silverman, Justin, Richard, Thomas L., Read, Andrew F., Preisendanz, Heather E., 2022

Physicochemical characterization of biochar derived from the pyrolysis of cotton gin waste and walnut shells, Ndoun, Marlene C., Williams, Clinton F., Knopf, Allan, Elliott, Herschel A., Mashtare, Michael L., Vozenilek, Natasha, Velegol, Stephanie, Veith, Tamie L., Preisendanz, Heather E., 2022

Spatiotemporal patterns of PFAS in water and crop tissue at a beneficial wastewater reuse site in central Pennsylvania
Journal of Environmental Quality, Mroczko, Olivia, Preisendanz, Heather E., Wilson, Christopher, Mashtare, Michael L., Elliott, Herschel A., Veith, Tamie L., Soder, Kathy J., Watson, John E., 2022

Nevertheless, They Persisted: Can Hyporheic Zones Increase the Persistence of Estrogens in Streams?
Water Resources Research, Cheng, Frederick Y., Preisendanz, Heather, Mashtare, Michael L., Lee, Linda S., Basu, Nandita B., 2021

Virtualizing soil science field trips
Natural Sciences Education, Schulze, None, Rahmani, S., Minai, J., Johnston, C., Fulk-Bringman, S., Scott, J., Kong, N., Li, Y., Mashtare, Michael, 2021

Spatial and temporal patterns of PFAS occurrence at a wastewater beneficial reuse site in central Pennsylvania, Mroczko, Olivia, Preisendanz, Heather E., Wilson, Christopher, Veith, Tamie L., Mashtare, Michael L., Watson, Jack E., Elliott, Herschel A., 2021

When low and high tech solutions converge: Adapting to teaching soils during the COVID-19 pandemic
Natural Sciences Education, Mashtare, Michael L., Lee, Charlotte I., Fulk-Bringman, Sherry S., Lott, Erica A., 2021

The emergence, trajectory, and impacts of emerging contaminants publications in the Journal of Environmental Quality
Journal of Environmental Quality, Preisendanz, Heather E., Barnes, Ryan G., Mashtare, Michael L., Lintern, Anna, Mina, Odette, Williams, Clinton, Elliott, Herschel Adams, 2021

Characterizing and Comparing Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Commercially Available Biosolid and Organic Non-Biosolid-Based Products
Environmental Science & Technology, Kim Lazcano, Rooney, Choi, Youn Jeong, Mashtare, Michael L., Lee, Linda S., 2020

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in commercially available biosolid-based products: The effect of treatment processes
Water Environment Research, Kim Lazcano, Rooney, de Perre, Chloé, Mashtare, Michael L., Lee, Linda S., 2019

Estrogen occurrence and persistence in vernal pools impacted by wastewater irrigation practices
Agro-Ecosystems, Mina, Odette, Gall, Heather E., Elliott, Herschel A., Watson, John E., Mashtare, Michael L., Langkilde, Tracy, Harper, Jeremy P., Boyer, Elizabeth W., 2018

Assessing the impacts of anthropogenic and hydro-climatic drivers on estrogen legacies and trajectories
Advances in Water Resources, Gall, Heather E., Basu, Nandita B., Mashtare, Michael L., C. Rao, P. Suresh, Lee, Linda S., 2016

Transformation of 17α-Estradiol, 17β-estradiol, and estrone in sediments under nitrate- and sulfate-reducing conditions
Environmental Science & Technology, Mashtare, Michael L., Lee, Linda S., Nies, Loring F., Turco, Ronald F., 2013

Biotransformation of 17α- and 17β-estradiol in aerobic soils
Chemosphere, Mashtare, Michael L., Green, Dara A., Lee, Linda S., 2013