Rebekah Oulton, PhD, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP is an associate professor at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO), in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. She started in Fall of 2013 after completing her PhD in environmental engineering at the University of Iowa. She teaches both environment engineering and water resources engineering, emphasizing sustainability principles and resource protection in all of her classes.
Dr. Oulton’s research areas focus on water sustainability, including advanced water treatment methods targeting emerging contaminants, development of appropriate low impact development best management practices for storm water management in Mediterranean and arid climates, and effluent water polishing via Soil Aquifer Treatment to maximize efficiency of indirect reuse.
Before coming to Cal Poly SLO, Dr. Oulton was a consulting engineer in San Luis Obispo, CA, where her projects included oil field restoration projects, water management and wastewater treatment projects for local municipalities, and storm water management design and pollution prevention for numerous development projects throughout the Central Coast of California. Dr. Oulton brings her professional experience and standards into her classroom, helping her students understand the challenges they will face when they become professionals themselves.