Rebecca Logsdon Muenich
I am a new Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. Previously I was a postdoc at the Graham Sustinability Institute under  Dr. Donald Scavia  from 2015-2017. I completed my Ph.D. (2015) and M.S.E. (2011) in Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Purdue University under  Dr. Indrajeet Chaubey . I began my career in my homestate, Arkansas, by finishing my B.S. (2009) in Biological Engineering (minors in Geology and Mathematics) from the University of Arkansas under the mentoring of  Dr. Sreekala Bajwa
About Me
This is the my presonal webpage. To visit my ASU page, please click on the following link. 
Additionally, you can learn more about the  Muenich Lab using the link below.

Since the passage of the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Endangered Species Act in the 1970s, as well as the implementation of many government programs to support conservation, the United States still faces major environmental problems. Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes and beyond, drought and flooding across the nation, habitat loss, and groundwater reservoir depletion are major examples of issues we still face. Many of these problems are expected to be exacerbated in the future due to increased demand to produce food, feed, and bioenergy, amongst uncertain climate variability and change. The loss of many ecosystem services has been driven by agricultural development and urbanization, which often create negative feedback loops and lead to potentially unsustainable development. Addressing these problems requires interdisciplinary, data-driven research, as well as the involvement of communities that are impacted by these concerns. My research interests involve developing, implementing, and evaluating practical engineering solutions and strategies, using an interdisciplinary team approach, to make agricultural and urban systems more sustainable. 
I won a contest in 2017 from Ph.D. comics artist Jorge Cham.
The prize was a comic drawn by him! 
Fun Facts
About Me
  1. I flew on the Good Year Blimp when I was about 7 years old.
  2. I maintain a personal rock and mineral collection from places I have visited.
  3. I love to play trivia. To this end, my favorite podcast is Good Job Brain.
  4. I married the love of my life at the highest point in Arkansas - Mount Magazine - in 2015.

The picture on the right is me digging for diamonds at  Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.