William Gerhard


Billy's research examines the role of ballast water as a global transport mechanism for microbes. He investigates the development of alternative ballast water management systems in addition to creating methods for tracking ballast water discharge.

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 136 Hudson Hall
  • Email Address: william.gerhard@duke.edu


  • M.S. Environmental Engineering - Duke University
  • M.S.P.H. Environmental Sciences and Engineering - University of North Carolina
  • B.S. Biology - University of North Carolina

Research Interests

  • Source tracking
  • Rapid microbial methods
  • Environmental & public health