Jay Garland

Division Director at Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protection Agency
PhD, Cincinnati, Ohio
United States

Dr. Jay L. Garland joined the EPA in 2011 as a Division Director within the Office of Research and Development. Dr. Garland received a Ph.D. in Environment Science from the University of Virginia and spent over 20 years working on NASA’s efforts to develop closed, bioregenerative life support systems for extended human spaceflight. NASA recognized him for creative technology innovation on 4 separate occasions. He has authored over 100 scientific papers on a range of topics, including methods for microbial community analysis, factors affecting survival of human associated pathogens, and various biological approaches for recycling wastes. He has completed visiting fellowships and professorships at the Institute for Environment Sciences in Japan, the University of Innsbruck in Austria, and the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. His work is committed to the development of sustainable systems using sound ecological principles and innovative technology