People

Ph.D.

Spurti U Akki

Spurti U Akki

PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin
301 E Dean Keeton St, ECJ 7.102, Austin TX, 78712

Research: DNA aptamer-based sensor development for estrogenic compounds in natural waters.

Reinaldo E Alcalde

Reinaldo E Alcalde

Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin
NSF GRFP Fellow
301 E Dean Keeton St, ECJ 7.204, Austin TX, 78712

Research: microbial evolution in response to concentration gradients of constituents in natural waters that induce metabolic stress.

Erin Berns

Erin Berns

Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin

Research: biotic and abiotic degradation of trichloroethylene in porous media.

Somayeh G Esfahani

Somayeh G Esfahani

Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin

Research: modeling biodegradation of TCE in porous media under aerobic/anaerobic conditions.

Samantha J Fuchs

Samantha J Fuchs

Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin

Research: Effects of geochemical reactions on geomechanical properties of subsurface reservoirs for carbon sequestration.

Justin Hutchison

Justin Hutchison

Research: Treatment of perchlorate in drinking water using novel biomimetic materials.

Artin Laleian

Artin Laleian

Research: Predicting biofilm and flow evolution in porous media during reaction of pollutants in groundwater.

Kyle Michelson

Kyle Michelson

PhD student
301 E Dean Keeton St, ECJ 9.218, Austin TX, 78712

Research: redox cycling of Fe/Mn in soils and sediments, groundwater remediation, extracellular electron transfer, microfluidics.

Jacob P Troutman

Jacob P Troutman

Graduate Student at the University of Texas at Austin

Research: use of metal alloy catalysts in the hydrogen gas facilitated reduction of nitrogen species in wastewater.

Chenxu Yan

Chenxu Yan

Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin

Research: nitrate removal with resource recovery from drinking water throught electrolytic hydrogen production using novel materials.

Lang Zhou

Lang Zhou

Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Texas at Austin
301 E Dean Keeton St, ECJ 9.302, Austin TX, 78712

Research: microbial evolution in response to concentration gradients of constituents in natural waters that induce metabolic stress.

Undergraduate

Baltazar E Zuniga

Baltazar E Zuniga

Dean's Scholars Honors Student
Plan II Honors Student

Research interest: microbial evolution in response to  temperature and antibiotic stress.

Former Research Staff

Rajveer Singh

Rajveer Singh

Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., Drexel University, 2011

Project: evaluation of biosouring mitigation strategies in a simulated subsurface reservoir environment.

Youneng Tang

Youneng Tang

Assistant Professor at Florida State University
Ph.D. Arizona State University, 2012
B.S. (2005) & M.S. (2007), Wuhan University
2525 Pottsdamer Street, Building A, Suite A130 Tallahassee, FL 32310
p: 8504106119

Research: sustainable biological processes for drinking production, resource recovery from biological wastewater treatment, etc.

Xuefei Zhou

Xuefei Zhou

Professor at Tongji University
Ph.D., Harbin Institute of Technology, 2001
1239 Siping Rd. College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai China, 200092
p: 021-65982693 (China)

Research: high-efficiency anaerobic wastewater treatment technology, fate and transport of PPCPs in water systems, etc.

Former Students

Allison M Bergquist

Allison M Bergquist

Environmental Engineer at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017

Research: development of a new catalytic treatment process for removal of nitrate in waste brine from an ion exchange system.

Madison Bertoch

Madison Bertoch

Environmental Engineer in Training at MWH, now part of Stantec

Projects: rehabilitation of a return activated sludge pump station, design of a high pressure chemical odorizing pump facility, etc.

Julien Botto

Julien Botto

Associate Environmental Scientist at AIQUEOUS

Job description: energy and water savings calculations and measures implementation for utilities, land developers or WTPs.

Victoria Boyd

Victoria Boyd

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017

Research: fate and toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban watersheds.

Brian P Chaplin

Brian P Chaplin

Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
B.S. (1999) & M.S. (2003), University of Minnesota
810 S. Clinton St, Office 221, Chicago IL, 60607
p: 3129960288

Research: synthesis and application of reactive electrochemical membrane (REM) in water treatment, antibiotic sensor.

Evan Dart

Evan Dart

Research: fate and toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban watersheds.

Najwa Obeid

Najwa Obeid

Water Resources Analyst at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014

Research: IWRM, remote sensing of evapotranspiration, water exchange programs between urban and agricultural sectors.

Sarah Seraj

Sarah Seraj

NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin

Research: characterization and source apportionment of ambient air pollutants in New Delhi, India.