Advanced Water Technology Center

Visiting Scholars


Sebastian Kaindl, B.S. Student, Chemical Engineering, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany. His research is directed to investigate the viability of point-of-use treatment systems for potable reuse. His faculty advisor is Professor Drewes. Sebastian is co-advised by Patricio Roa. Visiting from August 2012 to Februray 2013.





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Dr. Dong Li is visiting from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His research interests inculde: microbial ecology in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment processes, drinking water distribution pipelines, surface water, groundwater, river sediments, soil, etc. As well as carbon and nitrogen cycling related microbiology, organic pollutant biodegradation. He also focuses on human health related microbiology, quantitative microbial risk assessment and high throughput sequencing and omics tools application in environmental microbiology.



Jan Benecke, M.S. Student. Environmental Engineering, Berlin Institute of Technology, Berlin, Germany. The aim of his research was to evaluate the capability of a full-scale hybrid sequencing-batch/membrane-bioreactor (SBR-MBR) to produce predetermined effluent water qualities tailored to different reuse applications. Special focus lies on the seasonal production of an effluent water with controlled nutrient concentrations that can be directly reused for urban irrigation and fertilization. His faculty advisor was Professor Drewes. Jan visited from July 2011 to March 2012.




Dr. Long Nghiem visited AQWATEC as a Visiting Assistant Professor from January to July 2009. Dr. Long is a Senior Lecturer in Civil, Mining, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Long worked closely with AQWATEC students and staff on membrane related projects.





Vincent Morand, M.S. Student. Environmental Engineering, University of Poitiers, France. His research was directed to determine biodegradation rate constants of organic micropollutants in activated sludge systems. His faculty advisor was Dr. Dickenson. Vincent visited from June to September of 2007.



Tanja Ratuzny, M.S. Student. Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Her research interest was to investigate the viability of novel hybrid system for desalination using combinations of reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, precipitive cristallization, and electrodialysis. Her faculty advisors were Professors Xu and Drewes. Tanja visited from March to November of 2007.





Uwe Huebner, M.S. Student. Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Germany. His research focused on deriving biodegradation rate constants for organic micropollutants during controlled laboratory-scale soil-column experiments simulating riverbank filtration conditions. His faculty advisor was Professor Drewes. Uwe visited from January to July of 2007.





Angela Wuertele, M.S. Student. Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Her research was directed to understand the fouling propensities of different membranes and feed water qualities by developing a standardized bench-scale testing protocol. Her faculty advisor was Professor Drewes. Angela visited from August 2006 to May 2007.