Sarah M. Hartman

Field of Study / Research: Research Topic: Developing Sustainable Solutions for Urban Waters

Program: Fulbright - American Program - Students


Philippine Affiliation: University of San Carlos School of Engineering, Cebu City

U.S. Affiliation: University of Delaware,  Newark, DE

Professional Skills
Environmental Engineer in Training (E.I.T) with experience designing, managing, and executing development projects focusing on water, sanitation, and community-led growth.
  • Organizational and field experience in domestic and international settings, including the Philippines, Guatemala, Mexico, and academic institutions in the U.S.;
  • Coordination experience with local, state, and international stakeholders;
  • Strong commitment to improving technical issues through a cultural and societal lens;
  • Ability to adapt and grow in new environments and countries.
University of Delaware, May 2017
Honors Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
Concentration in Water Resources and Water Quality, Minor in French
Honors & Awards
Fulbright Scholarship | Harry S. Truman Scholarship | Delaware Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) | First Place in University of Delaware Environmental Case Competition | Steven K. Dentel Memorial Award| Pi Delta Phi, the French Honors Society | Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society | American Society of Civil Engineers – Delaware Section Scholarship | University of Delaware Engineering Alumni Association Scholarship | University of Delaware Woman of Promise | VanDemark & Lynch Sophomore Scholarship | U.S. Department of State National Security Language Initiative Program, China | Girl Scout Gold Award
Research Experience
Technology Fellow | Caminos de Agua | Mexico
  • Optimize efficiency of low-cost, locally sourced water filters that remove arsenic and fluoride
    • Design and execute laboratory-scale column experiments with sorptive material
    • Design a community-scale groundwater treatment system
  • Facilitate Caminos de Agua’s urban water quality monitoring program in San Miguel de Allende
Design Team | University of Delaware Senior Design | Delaware
  • Collaborated with a team of four engineering students to design a hexagonal floating wetland water treatment system that can remove excess nitrogen and phosphorus from moving water bodies
    • Design included benchmarking existing designs; determining sponsor wants, constraints, and metrics; conducting plant nutrient uptake experiments; performing buoyancy tests; maintaining a budget and timeline; designing an educational sign for the installation site; and building a final prototype
Environmental Engineering Researcher | University of Delaware | Delaware
  • Designed, built, and tested a free-standing Eco-Vapor toilet, which utilizes membrane distillation technology to provide a novel approach to drying and stabilization of fecal matter in a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and National Science Foundation-funded project
  • Developed an educational pamphlet to accompany Eco-Vapor toilets for a pilot study in India