• 2368 Citations

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Research Interests

Professor Wells’s research group works at the interface of environmental biotechnology and microbial ecology, with an emphasis on the study of microbial diversity, dynamics, interactions, and function in engineered and impacted natural aquatic systems. Their primary research interests are microbial nitrogen cycling and short-circuit biological nutrient removal processes, microbial ecology of engineered and natural settings, sustainable biological wastewater treatment, microbial greenhouse gas production, and resource and energy recovery from waste.

Education/Academic qualification

Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, Stanford University

… → 2011

Civil and Environmental Engineering, MS, Stanford University

… → 2006

Chemical Engineering, BS, Rice University

… → 2003

Environmental Engineering, BA, Rice University

… → 2003

Research interests

  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Microbial ecology of natural and engineered systems
  • Nutrient pollution management and abatement

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Research Output

  • Erratum to “Biomass segregation between biofilm and flocs improves the control of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria in mainstream partial nitritation and anammox processes” [Water Res. 154 (2019) 104–116](S0043135419300016)(10.1016/j.watres.2018.12.051)

    Laureni, M., Weissbrodt, D. G., Villez, K., Robin, O., de Jonge, N., Rosenthal, A., Wells, G., Nielsen, J. L., Morgenroth, E. & Joss, A., Feb 1 2020, In : Water Research. 169, 115133.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • Integrated shortcut nitrogen and biological phosphorus removal from mainstream wastewater: Process operation and modeling

    Roots, P., Sabba, F., Rosenthal, A. F., Wang, Y., Yuan, Q., Rieger, L., Yang, F., Kozak, J. A., Zhang, H. & Wells, G. F., Mar 2020, In : Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. 6, 3, p. 566-580 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Microbial and Viral Communities and Their Antibiotic Resistance Genes Throughout a Hospital Wastewater Treatment System

    Petrovich, M. L., Zilberman, A., Kaplan, A., Eliraz, G. R., Wang, Y., Langenfeld, K., Duhaime, M., Wigginton, K., Poretsky, R., Avisar, D. & Wells, G. F., Feb 19 2020, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 11, 153.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Soil hydrology drives ecological niche differentiation in a native prairie microbiome

    Griffin, J. S., Haug, L. A., Rivera, V. A., Hernandez Gonzalez, L. M., Kelly, J. J., Miller, W. M., Wells, G. F. & Packman, A. I., Feb 1 2020, In : FEMS microbiology ecology. 96, 1, fiz163.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations