Katherine Peter is a research scientist investigating water quality and the fate of organic contaminants in both natural and engineered systems. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa. She is interested in the development and optimization of treatment technologies for improved contaminant removal, and has experience in development of novel reactive filtration materials. She is interested in approaches to better characterize, trace, and manage urban pollution, particularly stormwater and wastewater.