Burian & Associates New Hire Spotlight: Lane

Burian & Associates is excited to welcome Kaycie Lane as a part-time Technical Consultant, based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Kaycie joins our team with extensive knowledge and experience, currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she teaches within the new environmental engineering major. Her background as a consultant, coupled with her academic expertise, allows her to translate real-world insights into valuable lessons for her students. Kaycie’s diverse experience includes working with small, rural communities on academic research projects, providing her with a deep understanding of the unique challenges these areas face. Her work emphasizes finding technologically feasible and sustainable solutions from social, economic, and environmental perspectives.

Kaycie has an undergraduate degree in engineering physics from the Colorado School of Mines, with minors in biology and humanitarian engineering. She earned her PhD from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2020, focusing on risk management improvements for small drinking water systems. She is an Engineering Intern in Nebraska and is working towards her PE in Environmental Engineering.

Before joining Burian & Associates, Kaycie completed a 2-year post-doctoral position at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, working on a WQRF-funded project comparing point-of-use/point-of-entry technologies to centralized treatment upgrades in four US states. She collaborated with the Joint Monitoring Programme to examine global trucked drinking water trends and consulted on nitrogen removal technology designs for aquaculture ventures in Nebraska and Nova Scotia.

Kaycie is passionate about providing small communities with access to drinking water and sanitation services, not just in the United States but globally. Her ongoing partnerships with researchers worldwide enhance her ability to deliver innovative and effective solutions.

“I’m looking forward to getting back out into the field as an engineer with Burian & Associates because it improves my understanding of what my students need to know before they graduate and gives me more context when I’m in the classroom. It’s also fun to get the chance to work on all the new and exciting projects Burian & Associates currently has,” expressed Kaycie.

Steve Burian, President and CEO of Burian & Associates, noted, “We are excited to add Kaycie’s passion and expertise to the Burian & Associates team. We have a dynamic summer planned for 2024.”

Outside of work, Kaycie is a certified fitness instructor, teaching group fitness classes wherever she works and lives. She enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and general outdoor activities, especially with her family in Utah.