Tadele Measho Haile Ph.D.

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Professional Title
Stormwater Treatment Materials Specialist


Dr. Haile is an environmental engineer who is interested in studying the detrimental impact of stormwater on natural water systems and stormwater control measures. He specializes in developing stormwater treatment applications that utilize sorbent media. His previous research includes the development of laboratory and field test methods to evaluate the functionality of filter media. 

Dr. Haile was a lead investigator and author of the Austrian Standard "OENORM 2506 B – 3” for the certification of filter media. Recent studies focus on investigating biochar and Minnesota sourced filter media for the removal of stormwater and agricultural runoff pollutants, including the removal of Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) from contaminated sites. 

Dr. Haile works closely with the Materials and Bioeconomy group and Minerals and Metallurgy Research Group to develop biochar and iron-based materials for stormwater treatment applications.


  • Postdoctoral Associate, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
  • MSc. Water Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
  • BSc. Geology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


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