Research Group
Research Associates/Post Docs/Visiting Professors
       
       
       
Current Ph. D. Students
       
    Joel Sikkema, May 2013 (expected)

Dissertation: Photocatalytic degradation of NOx by concrete pavement containing titanium dioxide (Co-advisor - Dr. Alleman, ISU)

Present Address
: Ames, Iowa  E-mail:

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Current M. S. Students
       
    Tao Fei, Dec. 2012 (expected), Harvesting PHB and P from MBR systems, Present Address: Town Engineering Building, E-mail:
       
      Pitchaya Patana-Anake, Dec. 2012 (expected), Granular Arobic Systems for PHB production. Present Address: Town Engineering Building, E-mail:
       
      Tanutcha Meechaiyo, May. 2013 (expected), Fate of VOCs in the presence of TX Active Pavements, Present Address: Town Engineering Building, E-mail:
 

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Current Undergraduate Students
       
       
Post Docs and Visitinfg Scholars
       
    Dr. Qing Tian, Assistant Professor, DongHua University, Shanghai, China
       
    Yuanyuan Sun, Visiting Scholar, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
 

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Graduates 
Ph.D. Graduates
       
    Shamik Gupta, May 2010

Dissertation:
Study of acid mine drainage Ė a biogeochemical approach, Co-advisor - Dr. Jiasong Fang,  ISU

Present address: New Delhi, India, E-mail:
       
    Supreeda Homklin, March 2010

Dissertation: Biodegradation of 17-alpha-methyltestosterone in sediment from masculinizing pond of nile tilapia fry,
(Co-advisor - Dr. Limpiyakorn, Chulalongkorn University)

Present address: Bangkok, Thailand, E-mail:
       
    Chu-Lin Cheng, Aug. 2009

Dissertation: Permeation of organic contaminants through ductile iron pipe gasket materials,


Present Address:
Town Engineering Building 
E-mail: clcheng@iastate.edu
       
    Warisara Lertpaitoonpan, Dec. 2008

Dissertation: Sorption, degradation and transport of sulfamethazine in soils and manure-amended soils,

Present Address:
Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Sripatum University, Bangkok, Thailand 
E-mail: warisara@iastate.edu
       
      Srilert Chotpantarat, Oct. 2008

Dissertation: Characterization of gold min tailings and heavy metals leaching and transport in shallow groundwater, (Co-advisor -Dr. Chakkaphan Sutthirat),  

Present Address:  Lecturer, Dept. of Geology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand E-mail: lertc77@yahoo.com

       
    Feng Mao, May 2008

Dissertation: Permeation of organic contaminants through polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyethylene (PE) pipes and pipe gaskets,

Present Address: Environmental Engineer, Arizona DEQ, Phoenix, AZ E-mail:

       
    Jeonghyub Ha, May 2006

Dissertation: Nitrogen and phosphorus removal in biological aerated filters,

Present Address: Research Assistant Professor, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea, e-mail:  jeonghha@sejong.ac.kr

       
    Cagatayhan Ersu, May 2006

Dissertation: Biological nutrient removal in bench-scale membrane bioreactor and full-scale sequencing batch reactor under various configurations and conditions,

Present Address: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Cukurova University, Balcali, Adana, Turkey, e-mail: cbersu@cu.edu.tr

       
    Shane W. Rogers, Aug. 2004,

Dissertation: Monitored natural attenuation at a coal-tar impacted aquifer in Northwestern Iowa: Coupled Biogeochemical and molecular approaches for establishing secondary and tertiary lines of evidence,

Present Address: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, e-mail:srogers@clarkson.edu

       
Pak-Hing Lee (Ben), May 2000,

Dissertation: Bioavailability and enhancement of bioremediation of coal tar-contaminated soils,

Present Address: Assistant Professor, Fooyin University, Department of Industrial Safety and Hygiene, 151 Chin Hsueh Road, Ta-Liao Hsiang, Kaoshuing Hsien 831 Taiwan, R.O.C., TEL: 886-7-7811151 ext 604, Fax: 886-7-7826735, e-mail: benphlee@yahoo.com

Washington Braida, Dec. 1997,

Dissertation: Mass transfer mechanisms in air sparging systems,

Present Address: Research Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, Center for Environmental Engineering, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, NJ 07030, 973-454-0734 (Cell), 201-216-8303 (Fax)  201-216-5681 (work), e-mail: wbraida@stevens-tech.edu 

Chulsung Kim, Dec. 1996,

Dissertation: Extraction of lead using EDTA: Factors affecting extraction, effects of amorphous iron and recycling of used EDTA,

Present Address: Associate Professor, School of Science and Technology, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, e-mail: ckim@ggc.usg.edu

Keh-Ping Chao, Dec. 1996,

Dissertation: Aqueous-vapor phase mass transfer of VOCs in saturated porous media under air sparging conditions,

Present Address: Professor and Dept. Chair, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, China Medical College, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C., e-mail: kpchao@mail.cmc.edu.tw

Yong-woo Lee, June 1993,

Dissertation: Effects of heavy metals on nitrifying bacteria,

Present Address: Associate Professor, Hanyang University, Dept. of Applied Chemistry, Seoul, Korea  Tel. 02-744-0011 Ext. 9336, Fax. 0331 280 9308, e-mail: polyman.lee@samsung.com

 
      M.S. Graduates
      Kanyaratt Waiyaput, Occurrence of 17a-methyltestosterone in masculinization pond of Nile Tilapia fry, Oct. 2011, Co-advisors - Dr.  Limpiyakorn and Dr. Leepipatpiboon, Chulalongkorn University/ISU, Present Address: Bangkok, Thailand E-mail:
       
Allen Shue, May 2011, ISU, Present Address: New York City, NY E-mail:
    Andrew Sindt, Modeling of Anaerobic/Anoxic/Oxic Sequencing Batch Reactor, May 2011, ISU, Present Address: Bolton and Mink, Mankato, MN E-mail:
       
    Joel Sikkema, Fate and transport of mercury from cement manufacturing facilities (Thesis), MSDec. 2010, Co-advisor - Dr. Alleman, ISU, Present Address: Ames, Iowa  E-mail:
    Zehra Ilhan, Removal of antibiotics and pesticide in wood chip bioreactors under denitrification conditions, Co-advisor - Dr. Moorman, May 2010, ISU, Present Address: Tempe, AZ, E-mail:
       
    Dan Fleege, Four-stage Bradenpho with membrane system for semiconductor wastewater treatment, Present Address: Oakland, CA, E-mail:
    Edward Engle, In-stream wood chips bioreactor for removal of nitrogen in Raccoon River Watershed, Co-advisor - Chris Rehmann, Dec. 2009, ISU, Present address: Iowa DOT, Ames, Iowa, E-mail:
       

EdwarJenny Ruddy, Biological nutrient removal of nitrogen using cyclic aeration: application in a full- scale activated sludge treatment process, Present address:  FOX Engineering, Ames, Iowa E-mail:

       

Pawittra Chotisukarn, Sorption of methyltestosterone onto sediment and soils, Principal Advisor (Co-advisor - Dr. Limpiyakorn), Oct. 2008, Center of Excellence for Environmental and Hazardous Waste Management, Chulalongkorn University, Present address: Bangkok, Thailand, E-mail:

       
    Sutthipong Lapanunt, Oct. 2008, Removal of phosphorus and estrogens using attached growth alternating filters, (Co-advisor - Dr. Limpiyakorn), Center of Excellence for Environmental and Hazardous Waste Management, Chulalongkong University, Present address: Chonburi, Thailand, E-mail:
       
    Theerachit Wattanodone, Sept. 2007, Biodegradation of 17α-methyltestosterone under aerobic and anaerobic conditions, Co-Advisor, Center of Excellence for Environmental and Hazardous Waste Management, Chulalongkorn University, Present address:  149/78 Phrachachuen Road; Toondsonghong, Laksi, Bangkok, Thailand. 10210    E-mail: wun_35@hotmail.com
       
Patrick Brown, May 2007, Influence of anaerobic and anoxic hydraulic retntion time on biological nutrient removal in a membrane bioreactor, Present Address:  HDR, Inc., Des Moines, E-mail address:
       
    Parichat Prasomsat, June 2005, Impact of petroleum-based hydrocarbons on PE/PVC pipes, Co-Advisor, Center of Excellence for Environmental and Hazardous Waste Management, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, E-mail: parich_ple@yahoo.com
       
      Katheryn Gehler, Dec. 2004,  Water distribution system analysis using WATERCAD, Present Address: City of Northfield, MN

       
    Angela Kolz, Aug. 2004, Sorption and degradation of tylosin in manure lagoons, Present address:  WHKS, Rochester, MN
       
    In Soo Joo, Aug. 2004, Bioavailability of PAHs from coal-tar contaminated sites, Present Address:  Seoul, Korea
       
    Brenda Seggerman, Dec. 2003, Assessment and comparison of extraction tests to measure bioavailability of PAH compounds in former manufactured gas plants soils, Present Address: RMT, Inc., 744 Heartland Trail , Madison, WI 53717-1934, Tel. No. (608) 662 5115, E-mail: brenda.seggerman@rmtinc.com 
   
   
       
    Catagayhan Ersu, Dec. 2003, Tubular ceramic membrane bioreactors: operating characteristics and treatment performance, Present Address: Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Cukurova University, Balcali, Adnana, Turkey, E-mail: cbersu@cu.edu.tr
   
   
       
    Rahul Biyani, Dec 2002 (co-advise with Dr. Kjartanson), Modeling groundwater and fate and transport of contaminants at Cherokee FMGP site, Iowa, Present Address: Bombay, India
   
   
       
Christine Collier, Aug 2001 (co-advise with Dr. Gu), Impact of landfill runoff and leachate on surface water, Present Address: Baker, Lemar and Associates, Inc., 1300 Cummins Road, Suite 201, Des Moines, Iowa, 50315, Tel. (515) 256-8814, E-mail: ccollier@barkerlemar.com
Irene Suroso, May 2001, Degradation nitrate with bimetals and trimetals, Present Address: West Yost and Associates, 7041 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 110,  Pleasanton, CA 94566, E-mail: isuroso@westyost.com 
Nick Miller, May 2001, (co-advise with Dr. Kjartanson), Natural attenuation of PAH-contaminated sites, Present Address:
Rojuang Yang, May 2001, (co-advise with Dr. Kjartanson), Hydrogeology and groundwater/surface-water relations at the Two Rivers site, Des Moines, Iowa
Wan Chun Yuan, August 2000, Degradation of chlorinated solvents using bimetals and trimetals, Present Address: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken. NJ
Mary E. Holland, May 1999, (co-advise with Dr. Kjartanson), Stabilization and variability of field parameters and PAHs in groundwater at former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites using low-flow collection methods, Present Address: URS Corporation, Seattle, WA
Shane W. Rogers, May 1999 (AEESP Masterís Thesis Award, First Prize), Influence of air channel spacing, porous media type, and air flow rate on NAPL volatilization during air sparging, Present Address: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
Kenneth Hung Tran, May 1999, Cost-benefit analysis of stormwater reuse, Present Address: Strand Associates, Madison, WI.
Todd C. Fryzek, Aug. 1998, Enhancing degradation of trichloroethene-contaminated water using bimetal and trimetals, Present Address: EarthTech, Minneapolis,  (763) 551 2448, E-mail: todd.fryzek@earthtech.com
Eric Briesemeister, Aug. 1998,  Hach Company Pollution Prevention Plan: Implementation and evaluation, Present Address: Exide Batteries, Burlington, IA
Roger Protzman, Dec. 1997, Treatment of formulated herbicide rinsate wastewater containing atrazine and EPTC using coagulation followed by Fentonís Reagent and biodegradation, Present Address: JEO Consulting., Norfolk, NE 68701, E-mail: rprotzman@earthlink.net
Steve Van Dyke, Aug. 1997, Cold climate nitrification in aerated lagoons, Present Address: Fox Engineering, Ames, IA, 515 293 0000
Michael J. Carr, June 1997, Factors affecting ozonation of phenanthrene in soil media, Present Address: DeWild Grant Reckers and Associates Co., Rock Rapids, IA, E-mail: mcarr@gdrnet.com
John Schumann, Dec. 1996, Metals recovery at an active electroplating facility, Present Address: IBP Corporation, Sioux City, IA
Ryan Callaghan, Dec. 1996, Treatment of slaughter house wastewater using ASBR, Present Address:  Concrete Specialty, Inc., 1602 W. 29th St.; PO Box 189, So. Sioux City, NE 68776, Tel. No. (402) 494-4280, Fax No.  (402) 494-1737 E-mail: Ryanc@concretespecialty.com
Hsu-Hui Ting, Aug. 1995, Degradation of halogenated aliphatics by iron metal (Project), Present Address: Taipei, Taiwan
Chia-Lu Lin,Jan. 1995, Desorption of VOCs in saturated media (Project), Present Address: Taipei, Taiwan
Washington Braida, June 1994, Kinetics of nitrite decomposition under various pH conditions, Present Address: Research Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, Center for Environmental Engineering, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, NJ 07030, 973-454-0734 (Cell), 201-216-8303 (Fax)  201-216-5681 (work), E-mail: wbraida@stevens-tech.edu 
Mohammed Manick, June 1994, Stabilization of arsenic-contaminated clay, Present Address: New York Metropolitan Dept. of Transportation, NY
Moussa Ndiaye, June 1994, Cost evaluation of treatment technologies for removal of pesticides in drinking water (Project), Present Address: New York City
Upen Patel, June 1994, Application of air sparging technology for hydrocarbon-contaminated soils (Project), Present Address: New York City
Mohammed Hakim, June 1994, Extraction of arsenic from arsenic-contaminated soil, Present Address: New York Metropolitan Dept. of Transportation, NY
Eric Jones, Dec. 1993, Risk assessment of lead-contaminated sand-blasting grit in the vicinity of Williamsburg Bridge Area, Brooklyn, NY (Project), Present Address: Dept. of Environmental Quality, NY
Judy-Ann Henry, Dec. 1993, Design of a surfactant-enhanced soil flushing system for a fuel oil-contaminated site (Project) , Present Address: New York City

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