Dr. Andrea M. Dietrich is a water quality expert and Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. She enjoys interdisciplinary collaborations with students and academic/industry professionals to achieve applied and basic research that improves chemical and sensory quality of drinking water or assesses human exposure/interactions with contaminants in water and those transferred from water to air. Her areas of expertise and research are chemical water quality including aesthetics - taste, odor, appearance; drinking water treatment; and the fate and transport of organic and inorganic chemicals in water and air. She co-directs the Water INTERface Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program and is an Adjunct Professor in Food Science and Technology. Her research group has published 150+ refereed journal articles, reports, and book chapters. As the past chair of the AWWA’s Aesthetic Quality and Perception Committee and the International Water Association’s Specialist Group on Tastes, Odours, and Algal Toxins in Drinking Water Resources and Aquaculture, she is widely regarded in the US and globally for her presentations and hands-on workshops to students and professionals. She enjoys time with family and friends, her cats, gardening, hiking, plus good books, TV, movies, foods, and water-based beverages.
You can find out more about Dr. Dietrich and her work on her research page.