Heather Rectanus, Ph.D. Heather Rectanus, Ph.D., is a Principal Research Scientist at Battelle in Madison, WI.  She has worked in the Environmental Restoration and Infrastructure section of Battelle since 2007 where she manages environmental restoration projects and serves as the section’s bioremediation technical specialist.  Heather’s interests reside in technology transfer to integrate the state of the science with field applications.  To that end, she manages the remedial innovative technology seminar series for the Navy and has served as Co-chairs for the Tenth International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium (May 2009) and the International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies (June 2011). Additionally, Heather has worked on projects ranging from biobarrier installation, biosparging designs, MNA utilization, DNAPL remediation strategies.  Prior to joining Battelle, she was a post-doctoral researcher in the Charles E. Via Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Virginia Tech where she investigated the impact of nanoparticle size on Raman spectroscopy and instructed the Introduction to Fluid Mechanics course.  Heather joined the IDSS team in 2009 to help complete the Mass Flux/Mass Discharge guidance document, then served as a co-lead on a chapter for the IDSS document.  Heather earned a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering and a B.A. in German from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS in 1998, and continued at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia to earn an M.S. in Civil Engineering with a Geoenvironmental Engineering emphasis in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 2006.