Dr. Katharine Strandquist


Position Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Engineering
Office: Westerman Hall 106A
Phone: 913.360.7950
Contact Dr. Katharine Strandquist

Dr. Strandquist graduated from Benedictine College with a degree in Chemistry and a degree in Chemical Engineering from University of North Dakota in 2018. After graduation, she pursued her doctorate in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. During her graduate research she worked with the Department of Energy’s Center for Bioenergy Innovations as well as collaborated with Iowa State University on a USDA-NIFA funded project (C-CHANGE). Her expertise is in conversion of plant material to renewable natural gas using mixed microbial communities. Dr. Strandquist received her doctorate in 2022 before joining the engineering faculty at Benedictine College.


  • BS, Chemistry, Benedictine College, 2018
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, University of North Dakota, 2018
  • PhD, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2022