Yalin Li

PhD Student in Environmental Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines

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Education

Ph.D., Environmental Engineering In Progress, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado

M.S., Environmental Engineering (2015), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

B.S., Environmental Engineering (2010), Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Background

Yalin Li is currently a Ph.D. student at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Colorado School of Mines. She received her master’s degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and bachelor’s degree from Tongji University (China), both in environmental engineering. Her research focuses on valorization of biologically tailored wastewater biosolids: Current wastewater treatment operations are energy intensive despite the fact that it contains abundant nutrients, therefore coupling wastewater treatment with microalgae cultivation can harvest the “waste” aqueous organics and offer unique opportunities towards next generation biorefineries.

Publications

Y. Li, S. Leow, A.C. Fedders, B.K. Sharma, J.S. Guest, and T.J. Strathmann (2017). Quantitative Multiphase Model for Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algal Biomass. Green Chemistry. 19, 1163-1174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6GC03294J

Selected  Presentations

Y. Li; S. Leow; S. Slouka, B. A. Alfowzan; J.S. Guest; S.M. Henkanatte-Gedera; N. Nirmalakhandan; T.J Strathmann. (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.

Y. Li; S. Leow; A. C. Fedders; B. K. Sharma; J.S. Guest; T. Dong; N. Nagle; P. T. Pienkos; T.J. Strathmann. Quantitative prediction of microalgae hydrothermal liquefaction. 252nd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition; Philadelphia, PA, USA; August 21-25, 2016.

Y. Li; S. Leow; J. S. Guest; T.J. Strathmann (Poster) A Quantitative Multiphase Component Additivity Model for Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Microalgae. Skills, Technology, Research and Management for the UK Water Sector (STREAM) Challenge Week; Imperial Hotel, Torquay, UK; July 10-15, 2016.

S. Leow; Y. Li; D. R. Vardon; J. S. Guest; T.J. Strathmann (Poster) Application of hydrothermal technologies to valorize biologically tailored wastewater solids. Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) Annual Meeting; Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA; January 11-12, 2016.

Select Awards

  • Y. Li and T. J. Strathmann, Best Presentation Award, Symposium on “Chemistry of Biomass Wastes Conversion to Energy & Chemicals,” 252nd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA
  • Y. Li, Recipient of travel award to participate in the UK-US STREAM Challenge Program

Contact Information

Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1500 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401. Email