Former- Postdocs, Visitors


Taeyoung Kim. Postdoc January 2015 – September 2018. Taeyoung obtained his PhD from Seoul National University, School of Chemical and Biological Engineering in January 2015. Taeyoung’s reseach focus is on developing a novel desalination process and is currently harvesting energy from salinity gradients using electrochemical system. [Link to his google site]  [Google scholar]


Kyoung-Yeol Kim

Kyoung-Yeol Kim. Postdoc (2014-2018). Kyoung-Yeol worked on microbial fuel cells (MFCs), microbial electrolysis cells (MECs), and anaerobic fluidized bed bioreactors (AFMBRs). He is currently an Assistant Professor at SUNY Albany, in NY. Kyoung-Yeol obtained his PhD from GIST (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology), Korea in 2014. [Google scholar] [webpage].

Jaewook Myung Postdoc (2016-2017) Jaewook worked on cathodes and scaling up MFCs. He is currently an assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University. [google scholar]

Xiuping Zhu Postdoc (2011-2016). Xiuping worked on microbial fuel cells and salinity gradient energy technologies. She is now an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University in Environmental Engineering, with expertise in electrochemical systems for wastewater treatment and renewable energy harvest. [Xiuping Google Scholar] [Personal website].
Yasemin Dilsad Yilmazel Postdoc (2014-2016). Yasemin worked on electromethanogenesis and hyperthermophiles. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara Turkey [Yasemin Google scholar]

Jia Liu Postdoc (2013-2015). Jia worked on microbial fuel cells. She is currently a Professor at Tianjin University in China. [google scholar]
Fang Zhang, PhD
Fang Zhang Postdoc (2012-2014). Fang worked on microbial fuel cells, focusing on cathode, and on thermal regenerative ammonia batteries. She is currently an Associate Professor at Tsinghua University, and one of China’s prestigious “Thousand Talents” [google scholar]
Yongtae Ahn Postdoc (2010-2014). Yongtae worked on microbial fuel cells. He is currently an Associate Professor at Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTech). [google scholar]
Geoffrey Geise, PhD 
Geoff Geisse Postdoc (2012-2014). Geoff worked on membranes for different types of bioelectrochemical and electrochemical systems with the Logan lab and Mike Hickner’s group. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. [google scholar]
Huijie Hou Postdoc (2012-2014). Huijie worked on microbial electrolysis cells, and looked at using conjugated oligoelectrolytes to reduce hydrogen losses. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Dept of Environmental Science & Engineering, at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, China. [google scholar]

Michael Siegert Postdoc (2012-2014). Michael worked on microbial electrolysis cells converting COinto methane using electricity. He was also involved in industrial wastewater treatment projects.
 Xiaoyuan Zhang, PhD
Xiaoyuan Zhang Postdoc (2012-2014). Xiaoyuan worked on microbial fuel cells. He is currently an Associate Professor, School of the Environment, at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. [google scholar]
Guang Chen Postdoc (2010-2013). Guang is an Assistant Professor at Wenzhou University in Zhejiang China.
Ivan Ivanoff Postdoc (2012-2013). Ivan is currently a Team Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, in Magdeburg, Germany, in the area of bottom-up synthetic biology. [google scholar]
Younggy Kim (2010-2012). Younggy worked on microbial reverse electrodialysis cells. He is currently an Associate Professor at McMaster University in Canada. [google scholar]

  Douglas Call (2011-2012). Doug worked extensively on microbial electrolysis cells and other bioelectrochemical systems. He is currently an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. [google scholar]

Justin Tokash (2010-2012). Justin is a Senior Scientist at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, since 2018.

Joo-Youn Nam Postdoc (2010-2012). Joo-Youn is an Associate Professor at Korea Institute of Energy Research. [google scholar]

John Pisciotta Postdoc (2010-2012). John is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at West Chester University, in PA. 

Yiying Hong Postdoc (2009 – 2010).

Patrick Keily Postdoc (2008-2010).

Tomonori Saito Postdoc (2008-2010).

Maha Mehanna Postdoc (2009-2010). 

Shaoan Cheng Postdoc, Research Scientist (2004-2010).

Matthew Merrill Postdoc (2007-2010).

Defeng Xing (2006-2009).

SangEun Oh Postdoc (2002-2006). Sang-Eun worked on biological hydrogen production and MFC at Penn State, but he currently works on a number of other topics now including microbial toxicity monitoring, and chemical and biological treatment of swine wastewater. He is currently a full Professor at the Kangwon National University. [Sang-Eun’s Homepage] [google scholar].

Hulian Ma Postdoc (2005-2006). Huilian worked on bacterial adhesion onto metal oxide-coated substrates at Penn State. She currently works at the University of Utah as a research professor on contaminant transport, groundwater remediation, microbial adhesion. [research gate] [google scholar]

Hong Liu Postdoc (2003-2005). 

Virginia Vadillo-Rodriguez Postdoc. (2004-2005)

Lichong Xu Postdoc (2004-2005). [google scholar]

John Trimble Postdoc (2001-2004, summers).  John worked on chlorate and perchlorate reduction. He is currently a Professor of Biology at St. Francis University

Jianlin Xu Postdoc (2001-2003). Jianlin worked on microbial perchlorate degradation and biohydrogen production at Penn State. He is a Senior Principal Scientist in both mammalian cell culture and microbial fermentation for biologics drug production at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Devens, MA. (Photo in 2019) [Linked In] [Google Scholar

Baikun Li Postdoc (2002-2003). Baikun worked on bacterial adhesion to metal oxide surfaces at Penn State. She is currently the Centennial Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut (UConn), working on biosensors and bioelectronics, bioenergy production and resource recovery from wastewater, energy-saving water/wastewater treatment, and real-time water monitoring and control methodology.  [Baikun’s homepage] [google scholar]

Glenn Burks Postdoc (2001). Glen worked on bacterial adhesion in packed columns. He currently works for the Group Delta (Irvine office) in the environmental division, as the Irvine Manager and Principal Environmental Engineer. (photo in 2018)
Stephanie Velegol Postdoc (2001). Stephanie worked on studying bacterial adhesion using atomic force microsopy techniques. She is currently an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Penn State. (Photo in 2018) [Stephanie’s homepage]

William P. Johnson Postdoc (1994-1995). Bill was the first postdoc to join my lab. He worked on bacterial transport, and taught a course on hazardous waste treatment. Bill is currently a Professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Utah. (Photo in 2017) [Bill’s hompage]  [google scholar]

Visiting Scholars

Sarah Cotterill

Dr. Sarah Cotterill. University of Newcastle, UK. Visiting Fulbrighter, 8/18/17 – 12/21/17.

 Liping Huang, PhD
Prof. Liping Huang. Dalian University of Technology, China. Associate Professor. 9/1/17-2/1/18.

Prof. Onat Artan. Nigde University, Turkey. Visiting Professor. 6/1/16 – 8/31/16.

Ms. Claudia Martinez, Claudia. Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, IPICYT, Mexico. Visiting student.  3/1/16 – 12/1/16.
Ruggero Rossi, PhD
Dr. Ruggero Rossi.  University of Bologna. Postdoctoral visitor.  5/2/16 – 10/31/16
Ren, Patrick (PhD, Tsingua University), 9/15/15 – 9/15/16
Rivaland, Caroline (Univ. French West Indies), 9/15/15 – 2/15/16 Yushi TianMr. Yushi Tian. Harbin Institute of Technology. Visiting PhD student. 10/10/14 – 10/9/16  

Szymona, Karolina (Warsaw University of Life Sciences), 7/6/15 – 9/6/15

Weihua He. Harbin Institute of Technology. Visiting PhD student.  2/1/13 – 2/1/15

Mr. Shijia Wu. Tsinghua University. Visiting PhD student. 9/1/14 – 9/1/15

Mr. Alexander Sido. University of Freiburg, Germany. 2013.

Mr. Xi Luo. Tsinghua University. Visiting PhD student. 8/10/12 – 8/23/13

Prof. Xiu-Fen Li. Jiangnin University. Visiting Professor. 8/1/12 – 7/31/13

Ribot, Edgar (Automomous University of Barcelona), 8/22/11 – 1/31/12
Xia, Xue (Tsinghua University, China). 8/22/11 – 9/10/12
Fei, Yang (Southeast University of China) 9-15-11 – 8-31-12. He is currently a professor at Central South University, Changsha, China.
Sun, Dan (Harbin Institute of Technology, China). 3/10/10-1/31/12.
2011    Tencar, Alberto (Milan Technical Institute, Italy). 1-7-11 to 7-31-11 Yang, Qiao (Harbin Institute of Technology, China).  3/10/10-1/31/11. 2010    Liu, Guangli (Sun-Yat Sen University, China). 10/09-9/10. Werner, Craig- KAUST 7/10 – 10/10

Chehab, Noura- KAUST 6/10 – 8/10
Riojas, Jhonathan- KAUST 6/10 – 8/10 Xiaoyuan Zhang, PhD2009    Zhang, Xiaoyuan (Graduate researcher, Tsinghua University). 9/08 – 9/09 Wang, Xin (Graduate researcher, Harbin Institute of Technology). 9/08-9/09
Wang, Xi (Graduate researcher, University of Hong Kong). 2/1/09-6/31/09 Liu, YongDi. (East China Univ Sci and Technology, China). Microbial fuel cells. 11/07-5/08. Huang, Liping. (Dalian University, China; Associate Professor). 6/07-5/08 Ahn, Young-Ho. (Yeungnam University, Korea). Microbial fuel cells. 7/07-5/08
Velasquez-Orta, Sharon (University of Newcastle, UK). 5/08-8/08.
Kim, HonKeung (Kongju National University, Korea; Professor). Wastewater treatment (10/06-12/07)

Feng, Yujie (Harbin Institute of Technology, China; Professor). Microbial fuel cells. 10/06-10/07.

Nam, Joo-Youn (KAIST, Korea; student) Microbial fuel cells. 2-4/07.
Ishii, Shunichi (Marine Biology Institute, Japan; student). Microbial fuel cells. 1-2/07. Coenen, Markus (University of Brausweig, Germany: diplome student). Biological hydrogen production. 8-12/06. Wu, Eileen (University of Newcastle, UK; graduate student). Biofuel cells. 10/06-2/07. 2005    Stein, Neinke (The Netherlands). Microbial fuel cells. (11/05-2/06).

Mr. Wooshin Park. KAIST, Korea. Visiting PhD student. 6-11/04.
Jian-jun Zhang. University of Hong Kong, China. Visiting PhD student. 2-5/03
Mr. Sangeun Oh. KAIST, Korea. Visiting PhD student.  8-10/01.
1999    Serra, Teresa (University of Girona, Spain: graduate student). Coagulation between particles and fractal biological aggregates. 1-5/99.



































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