Postdoctoral Associates

Postdoctoral Associates

Yuxin Wang, Ph.D.

B.S., Environmental Science, Sun Yat-sen University, 2010
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014
 
Research Interests: I am interested in environmental risk assessment and water quality. My interest extends not only to water and wastewater treatment, but also to the fate and transport of organic chemicals, like pesticides and pharmaceuticals, in the environment. I am also interested in and have worked on issues at the food, energy, water nexus, and ways to find sustainable solutions for emerging water challenges. 
 
Other Interests: Travel, impressionist oil painting, and cooking. 
 
Wang et al. Chemosphere 2018
 
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Michael Zumstein, Ph.D.

B.S., Biology, ETH Zurich, 2011
M.S., Biochemistry, ETH Zurich, 2013
Ph.D., Environmental Chemistry, ETH Zurich, 2017
 
Research Interests: I am fascinated by how microorganisms use extracellular enzymes to transform large molecules outside a cell. My PhD work helped to better understand the enzymatic hydrolysis and the microbial utilization of synthetic polymers in agricultural soils. The focus of my current research is to decipher the role of extracellular hydrolases in the transformation of micropollutants during biological wastewater treatment.
 
Zumstein and Helbling Wat. Res. 2019
 
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