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Matthew's first paper was featured as a Cover Article in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.

Dr. He was elected to be a member of the IWA USA National Committee Board.

EBBL alumni Dr. Mohan Qin started her Assistant Professor position at University of Wisconsin - Madison and Dr. Harry Yuan became an Assistant Professor at Temple University.


Recent Papers

"Electrochemical nitrate removal with simultaneous magnesium recovery from a mimicked RO brine assisted by in situ chloride ions". Journal of Hazardous Materials.

"Dominant formation of unregulated disinfection by-products during electrocoagulation treatment of landfill leachate". Environmental Research.

"Demystifying terms for understanding bioelectrochemical systems towards sustainable wastewater treatment". Current Opinion in Electrochemistry.


Environmental Biotechnology & Bioenergy Laboratory (EBBL) is a part of the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). Our interests lie at the crossroads of microbiology, engineering and electrochemistry. We are seeking a fundamental understanding of the microbial process in engineered systems designed for biological wastewater treatment and bioenergy production with the overarching goal to improve bioreactor performance. Our work includes but not limit to: biotechnology development for wastewater treatment, bioenergy production using microbial fuel cells, sustainable desalination technology, bioremediation using bio-electrochemical techniques and the understanding of those and other environmental biological processes.


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