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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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Biofilms Chemical Compounds
biofilm Earth & Environmental Sciences
activated sludge Earth & Environmental Sciences
Wastewater treatment Chemical Compounds
ammonia Earth & Environmental Sciences
nitrite Earth & Environmental Sciences
bioreactor Earth & Environmental Sciences
Ammonia Chemical Compounds

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Grants 2011 2019

Research Output 2003 2019

7 Citations (Scopus)

Biomass segregation between biofilm and flocs improves the control of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria in mainstream partial nitritation and anammox processes

Laureni, M., Weissbrodt, D. G., Villez, K., Robin, O., de Jonge, N., Rosenthal, A., Wells, G., Nielsen, J. L., Morgenroth, E. & Joss, A., May 1 2019, In : Water Research. 154, p. 104-116 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Comammox Nitrospira are the dominant ammonia oxidizers in a mainstream low dissolved oxygen nitrification reactor

Roots, P., Wang, Y., Rosenthal, A. F., Griffin, J. S., Sabba, F., Petrovich, M., Yang, F., Kozak, J. A., Zhang, H. & Wells, G., Jun 15 2019, In : Water Research. p. 396-405 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dissolved oxygen
dissolved oxygen

Effects of alkali-treated sludge supplementation for enhanced biological phosphorus removal in a membrane bioreactor

Park, J. H., Kang, H. J., Kim, H. S., Wells, G. & Park, H. D., Oct 15 2019, In : Fuel. 254, 115588.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pilot plants

Exploring co-occurrence patterns between organic micropollutants and bacterial community structure in a mixed-use watershed

Gao, H., Lavergne, J. M., Carpenter, C. M. G., Desai, R., Zhang, X., Gray, K. A., Helbling, D. E. & Wells, G., May 1 2019, In : Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts. 21, 5, p. 867-880 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacterial Structures
Surface waters
community structure
2 Citations (Scopus)

Genome-centric metagenomics resolves microbial diversity and prevalent truncated denitrification pathways in a denitrifying PAO-enriched bioprocess

Gao, H., Mao, Y., Zhao, X., Liu, W. T., Zhang, T. & Wells, G., May 15 2019, In : Water Research. p. 275-287 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitric oxide