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Engineering | Dr. Otakuye Conroy-Ben

Otakuye Conroy-Ben

Otakuye Conroy-Ben

Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Phone: 480-727-4514

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Arizona State University
PO Box 873005
Tempe, AZ 85287-3005

Dr. Otakuye Conroy-Ben is an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Build Environment at Arizona State University. 

Dr. Conroy-Ben received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, a M.A. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Arizona. She was a project engineer the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, where she studied odor control in wastewater treatment systems. Dr. Conroy-Ben held a postdoctoral co-appointment in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Soils, Water, and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. She was Research Fellow at the National Congress of American Indians where she evaluated climate and renewable energy policy and adaptation affecting tribal nations. Dr. Conroy-Ben is also an advisor to the ASU chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).

Her research focuses on the biological effects of polluted water.  Her research interests include analytical and environmental chemistry, environmental endocrine disruption, metal and antibiotic resistance in bacteria, wastewater epidemiology, and water/wastewater treatment and reuse. 

Courses Taught:

CEE 361 Introduction to Environmental Engineering

CEE 560 Soil & Groundwater Remediation

CEE 564 Contaminant Fate and Transport. 

CEE 598 Environmental Organic Pollutants



PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona

MA, Analytical Chemistry, University of Arizona

BS, Chemistry, University of Notre Dame