Dr. Zohre Kurt received her bachelor degrees in Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering from METU in 2006 and 2007, respectively. She continued her studies in Georgia Institute of Technology where she got masters in Environmental Engineering and Chemistry and Biomolecular Engineering in 2008 and 2011 and completed my PhD in 2012. After working as a postdoctoral fellow followed by being a researcher in Georgia Tech, she joined Technical University of Panama, Florida State University in Panama. Currently she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Middle East Technical University while she is still doing research in FSU Urban Risk Center and Institute of Scientific Research and High Technology. Her work includes finding sustainable solutions to agricultural contamination, obtaining ways to determine the contamination in surface and subsurface, establishing biodegradation pathways and using biomolecular, bioinformatical, microbiological and biochemical techniques to establish decontamination techniques.