Graduate Research Assistant
Developed mathematical model of the growth of photosynthetic biofilms on the Rotating Algal Biofilm Reactor. Grew photosynthetic biofilms at both pilot and industrial scale for the tertiary treatment of domestic wastewater, while simultaneously producing algal biomass for the conversion to different bioproducts, including bio-diesel, bio-gas, and pharmacologically valuable pigments. Managed a team of undergraduate researchers on multiple related related products. Developed new designs to maximize treatment efficiency at bench, pilot, and industrial scale.