Dr. Sybil Sharvelle is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado State University with expertise in resource recovery. She received her doctoral degree from Purdue University, where she developed a biological processor for treatment of graywater for potable reuse during long duration space missions. This experience led to her current interest in sustainable concepts for water and waste management. Dr. Sharvelle has 20 years of experience working on resource recovery systems including recycled water, waste conversion to energy and high value products, and nutrient recovery from waste material. More recently, Dr. Sharvelle has engaged in research on food-energy-water connections and is the PI for InTERFEWS, Interdisciplinary Training, Education, and Research in Food-Energy-Water Systems, funded by the National Science Foundation.
Colorado State University