PhD Student in Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-advisors: Jeremy S. Guest (UIUC) and Derek R. Vardon (NREL)
MS, Environmental Engineering from UIUC (2014)
BS, Environmental Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2012)
Shijie (Moses) Leow is a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Singapore NRF (EWT) Ph.D. Scholar, and is currently based at the Colorado School of Mines as a Research Associate. Moses is the first author of a 2015 Green Chemistry paper on the prediction of microalgae hydrothermal liquefaction products from feedstock biochemical composition. His research interests include: (i) the valorization of waste and renewable biomass streams (e.g., microalgae, aqueous organic carbon) through catalytic aqueous processing pathways for valuable products (e.g., hydrocarbon fuels, platform chemicals); and (ii) process design and modeling of microalgae bio-fuel systems and wastewater bio-refineries (production of valuable compounds with wastewater remediation).
Leow, S.; Witter, J.R.; Vardon, D.R.; Sharma, B.K.; Guest, J.S.; Strathmann, T.J. Prediction of microalgae hydrothermal liquefaction products from feedstock biochemical composition. Green Chemistry, 2015, 17 (6), 3584-3599. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5GC00574D
Selected Conference Presentations
Leow, S.; Vardon, D. R.; Guest, J.S.; Strathmann, T.J. (Poster) Application of hydrothermal technologies to valorize biologically tailored wastewater solids. Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) Industrial Advisory Board Meeting; Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA; September 6-7, 2016.
Leow, S.; Witter, J.R.; Vardon, D.R.; Sharma, B.K.; Guest, J.S.; Strathmann, T.J. (Presentation) Predicting hydrothermal liquefaction biocrude oil yield from microalgae biochemical composition. 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting; Denver, CO, USA; March 22–26, 2015.
Leow, S.; Bradley, I.; Vardon, D.R.; Sharma, B.K.; Guest, J.S.; Strathmann, T.J. (Presentation) Hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae: Influence of varying cell composition on liquid fuel yield and quality. 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting; Indianapolis, IN, USA; September 8–12, 2013.
- Racheff Graduate Student Travel Award (2016)
- ACS ENVR Graduate Student Award (2016)
- NRF (EWT) Ph.D. Scholarship; Environment and Water Industry Programme Office and Public Utilities Board, Singapore (2012)
- Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (LEaRN) Award (2011)
Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1500 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401. Email