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Prof. Timothy Strathmann

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Colorado School of Mines – Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Materials Science Interdisciplinary Program

Collaborative Research Appointment – National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology

Email – 303.384.2226 – @timmstrathmann

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 Research Associates


Garrett McKay

Garrett McKay

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research –  characterization of dissolved organic matter and its reactivity in natural and engineered systems, photochemical-based treatment technologies for emerging contaminants, photophysical and photochemical properties of naturally occurring organic matter.

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 Graduate Students


 

Shijie (Moses) Leow

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PhD student – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Visiting Scholar, Colorado School of Mines – Graduate Fellow, Singapore Public Utility Board – ReNUWIt Engineering Research Center

Research – Quantitative sustainable design of algal biorefineries; conversion of wastewater biosolids to liquid transportation fuels through integrated biochemical and catalytic processing

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Raul Tenorio

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PhD student – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Research – Development of photochemical technologies for destruction of fluorochemical groundwater contaminants; photochemical sensitizers in algal organic matter

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Xiangchen Huo

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PhD student – Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (minor in Chemistry)

Research – Development of low-cost ruthenium and earth abundant metal catalysts for water treatment and resource recovery from waste streams; linking catalyst reactivity with nanoscale structure of metal hydrogenation catalysts

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Yalin Li

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PhD student – Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

ReNUWIt Engineering Research Center

Research – Hydrothermal conversion of algal biomass to liquid transportation fuels; development of predictive models for hydrothermal liquefaction processes; diversifying hydrothermal process streams to increase valorization

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Yida Fang

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PhD student – Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research – Fate and transformation of contaminants of emerging concern in anaerobic soil environments; degradation of organophosphate flame retardants

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Charlie Liu

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PhD student – Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research – Removal, destruction, and quantification of perfluoro alkyl substances utilizing membrane technologies, advanced oxidation processes, and high sensitivity analytical instruments.

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Hongyu Dong

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PhD student – Tongji University, Environmental Science and Engineering (Primary Advisor Xiaohong Guan)

Research – Treatment of organic contaminants by in situ-formed aquomanganese(III).

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Andrew Koehler

Andrew Koehler

MS/PhD student (beginning Fall 2018) – Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

NREL Energy Fellow, Fulbright Student Fellow

Research – Water remediation and bioenergy

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Anderson Ellis

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MS student – Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research – Groundwater remediation of perfluoro- and polyfluoro-alkyl substances (PFAS) using ion exchange technologies; evaluation of remediation alternatives using life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing analysis (LCCA).

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Shilai Hao

Shilai Hao

PhD student – Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research – Development of hydrothermal technologies for remediation of site investigation wastes and for renewable biofuel and chemicals production. Application of advanced mass spectrometry techniques for characterizing organic constituents in waste streams.

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Visiting Professors and Scholars


Jing Zhang

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Visiting Professor, Hohai University, China

Research – Design, synthesis and application of novel and low-cost catalysts for conversion of lipid-rich feedstocks to liquid fuels, and reduction of toxic oxyanions in groundwater.

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Jie Yu

Jie Yu

Visiting Professor, Ningbo University, China

Research – (i) activated sludge dewatering and reuse, (ii) fate and removal of emerging micropollutants (e.g., pharmaceuticals) in the aquatic environment and activated sludge, and (iii) re-utilization of municipal solid waste, e.g., the production of refuse-derived fuel (RDF).

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Beatriz Gomez Ruiz

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Visiting Scholar, PhD student in Chemical Engineering, University of Cantabria

Research – Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), industrial wastewater treatment, development of innovative technologies for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) treatment in water.

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Boran Wu

Boran Wu

Visiting Scholar, PhD student in Environmental Science and Engineering at Tongji University

Research – (1) Enhanced dewatering of sewage sludge, (2) Hydrothermal conversion of biosolids and destruction of associated contaminants

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Undergraduate Research Scholars


Morgan Sulzbach

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Senior – Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Environmental Engineering Major – University of Maryland, College Park

ReNUWIt Engineering Research Center Undergraduate Research Fellow

Research – Valorization of wastewater biosolids by conversion to liquid transportation fuels

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Syd Slouka

20161004-dok-strathmann-107Senior – Civil & Engineering Major – Colorado School of Mines

ReNUWIt Engineering Research Center

Research – Hydrothermal liquefaction of algal wastewater biomass

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Erin Kim

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Senior – Environmental Engineering Major – Colorado School of Mines

Phillips 66 Environmental Engineering REU Fellow,

Research – Adsorption of contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) to soil minerals

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Boshra AlFowzan

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Senior – Environmental Engineering Major with Energy Minor – Colorado School of Mines

Phillips 66 Environmental Engineering REU Fellow, ReNUWIt Engineering Research Center

Research – Hydrothermal conversion of food waste materials to recover energy and nutrients

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Group Alumni


PhD Students

2016 – Allison Bergquist – Exxon Mobil

2015 – Derek R. Vardon – Research Engineer and Biochemical Catalysis Working Group Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) – Website

2014 – Jinyong Liu – Assistant Professor, University of California at Riverside, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering – Website

2013 – Jong Kwon Choe – Assistant Professor, Seoul National University – Website

2012 – Tias Paul

2011 – Lanhua Hu – Lead Engineer – Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company

2009 – Dongwook Kim – Associate Professor – Korean Military Academy – Website

Postdoctoral Researchers and Visiting Scholars

2017 – Daqian Jiang (Associate Research Scientist) – Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Montana Tech – Website

2014-16 – Jinyong Liu (postdoc) – Assistant Professor, University of California at Riverside, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering – Website

2013-14 – Yin Wang (postdoc) – Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Website

2012-13 – Dongwook Kim (visiting scholar) – Associate Professor, Korean Military Academy – Website

2012-13 – Tias Paul (postdoc)

MS Thesis Students

2015 – Raul Tenorio – continuing studies toward a PhD in the Strathmann group

2014 – Zachary Sasnow – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2014 – Shijie Leow – continuing for a PhD in the Strathmann group

2012 – Derek R. Vardon – completed a PhD in the group in 2015 – Research Engineer and Biochemical Catalysis Working Group Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) – Website

2012 – Sean Carbonaro – Project Engineer, DAI Environmental

2012 – Divya Ramchandran – PhD student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2011 – Luis Andrés Jurado – PhD student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

2011 – Michael Fanizza – Staff Environmental Engineer, Burns & McDonnell

2011 – Laura Asmuth – Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2011 – Rui Zhang

2010 – Matthew Sugihara – OIMS, Stewardship and Biodiversity Lead, ExxonMobil PNG Ltd

2009 – Jessica Mohatt – Air Quality Inspector, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

2009 – Heather M. Martin – CX Solutions Consultant, commonFront

2009 – Jong Kwon Choe – completed a PhD in the Strathmann Group in 2013 – Assistant Professor, Seoul National University – Website

2008 – Andrew Frierdich – completed a PhD in Geology at Washington University in St. Louis – Lecturer, School of Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University – Website

2007 – Adam Bussan, Professional Engineer, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

2007 – Lindsay Knitt

2006 – Tias Paul – completed a PhD in the Strathmann Group in 2012

2006 – Lanhua Hu – completed a PhD in the Strathmann Group in 2011 – Lead Engineer – Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company

2006 – John Hong Jun Shin – Engineer, Ch2M

2005 – Genevieve Nano – Stewardship Aide, Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Graduate Student Independent Study Projects

2015 – Xi Chen – PhD student at Columbia University

2015 – Yida Fang – Continuing for a PhD in the Strathmann group

2015 – Yalin Li – Continuing for a PhD in the Strathmann group

2014 – Jiale Xu

2014 – Mengwei Han – PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2013 – Pei-Shin Wu – Staff Professional, Carollo Engineers

Undergraduate Researchers

2017 – Morgan Sulzbach

2017 – Boshra AlFowzan

2017 – Erin Kim

2017 – Sydney Slouka, Pursuing graduate studies at the Colorado School of Mines

2014 – Rahul Gogia – Process Controls Engineer, Air Products

2013 – Kevin Dinh – Associate Scientist, Gas Technology Institute

2013 – Joe Martinez – Structural Design Engineer, Boeing

2013 – Marika Nell – Pursuing a PhD student at Cornell University

2012 – Humberto Jaramillo – Pursuing a PhD student at Yale University

2012 – Antoine Petit – Pursuing a PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2012 – Michelle Mehnert – Civil Engineer, Tetra Tech Inc

2012 – Zachary Sasnow – completed a MS thesis in the group – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2012 – Diane Moeller

2011 – Grant Blazina – Well Site Operations Engineer, Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc

2011 – Kimberly Parker – completed a PhD at Stanford University – Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis – Website

2010 – Uma Patel – Staff Engineer, Roux Associates

2009 – Claire Joseph – Environmental and Regulatory Advisor

2008 – Laura Asmuth – completed a MS thesis in the group – Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2008 – Lin Louie – PhD student at UC Berkeley

2008 – Matthew Sugihara – completed a MS thesis in the group – OIMS, Stewardship and Biodiversity Lead, ExxonMobil PNG Ltd

2007 – Osmarily Arce-Bulted

2007 – Kelseia Blair

2007 – Matthew Chan – Pursuing a PhD at Virginia Tech

2006 – Andrew Frierdich – completed a MS thesis in the group and a PhD at Washington University in St. Louis – Lecturer, Monash University

2006 – Valerie Cruz

2006 – Daisuke Naka

2005 – Hagar ElBishawi

2005 – Phillip Flanders – completed a PhD at Johns Hopkins University – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2005 – Adam Bussan – completed a MS thesis in the group – Professional Engineer, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

2004 – LaToya Lemons – Payer Authorization Coordinator, Emory Healthcare

2004 – Samantha Haskins

K-12 Visiting Scholars

2016 – Elizabeth Hudd, NSF K-12 RET Scholar WE2NG Program – Science Content Specialist and Teacher, WarrenTech Highschool

2010 – Ben Kuo – WaterCIP high school intern

2009 – Jacob Dupree – NSF K-12 Summer Research and Teaching Fellow – Lead Science Teacher at Peoria Public Schools District 150

2009 – Amy Bayless – Classroom instruction and educational development leader, EnviroTech afterschool outreach program – Teacher, Champaign Unit 4 Schools

2008 – Beth Klopinski – Classroom instruction and educational development leader, EnviroTech afterschool outreach program