Rob Michitsch



Compost University Faculty

Rob Michitsch

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI | rmichits@uwsp.edu

Since Fall 2009, Dr. Michitsch has held an Assistant/Associate Professor position at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the Soil and Waste Resources Discipline, which is in the College of Natural Resources. He teaches classes in the areas of soil science and waste management, focusing on soil and plant analysis, biogeochemistry, composting and solid waste management topics. His research interests include the compostability of plastics and polymers, compost microbiology, compost teas, the breakdown of fluoropolymers, prion degradation and waste re-use. Dr. Michitsch has been a member of the USCC Board of Directors for the past 5 years, and is currently a Trustee with the Composting Council Research & Education Foundation. He is currently working with the City of Stevens Point to establish a municipal composting program. From July 2017-2019, he was a lead instructor at the Midwest Compost Operators School.