WUWM Features McLellan’s Upcoming Fulbright Research in Australia

How do bacteria affect the infrastructure of sewer systems? Professor Sandra McLellan has been studying this issue for a number of years, and now she will travel halfway around the world to gain insight into how to build better cities.

For the next six months, she’ll be studying bacteria in Australian sewer systems thanks to a Fulbright Future Scholarship. Fulbright Future Scholarships fund projects that seek to have a positive impact on the health, livelihoods and prosperity of Australians and that advance cutting-edge applied science.

Environmental reporter Susan Bence from WUWM 89.7 FM interviewed McLellan about the collaborative work she will be doing with Australian researchers and how she hopes that what is learned about microbes will eventually lead to sewer systems that are engineered to last longer.