Dr. Peccia is an Associate Professor of environmental engineering at Yale University, the director of Yale environmental engineering’s undergraduate studies, and the faculty advisor for Yale Engineers Without Borders. He is an associate editor for the journal Indoor Air, and is the 2014-15 chair of the Indoor Aerosols and Aerosol Exposure working group for the American Association for Aerosol Research. Research in the Peccia lab integrates microbiology with engineering to address important contemporary environmental problems. The principle areas of research include: (i) human exposure to bacterial and viral pathogens emitted during the land application of sewage sludge, (ii) the sources of and human exposure to bacteria and fungi in the indoor environment, and (iii) genome-wide gene expression investigations for improving biofuel feedstock production rates in photosynthetic microorganisms. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering (BS) and environmental engineering (MS) from Montana State University, and received his PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado in the year 2000.