Stephanie Luster-Teasley (MS ’00, PhD ’03, Civil Egr) has been named one of the North Carolina Triad’s 40 Leaders Under 40 for 2011 by The Business Journal (February 18). Luster-Teasley is an environmental engineer and an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of North Carolina AT&T State University. Her research focuses on water and wastewater treatment, remediation of soil and groundwater and air pollution. She has developed a controlled-release biodegradable polymer in pellet form that delivers chemical oxidants to decontaminate soil and water from pollutants, harmful bacteria, or other toxic substances over an extended period. An international patent application is pending.