Zhaohui An joined Dr. Wang’s team as a Ph.D. student in 2018. He received his B.E. in Environmental Engineering from Tongji University in 2017 and M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2018. Zhaohui’s research focuses on a culture-controlled biogranulation technique for high throughput value-added bioproduct fermentation.  

Shantanu Bhide is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received his B.E. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pune, India in 2017 and his M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2019. His research at the OWML is focused on modeling water quality in freshwater reservoirs that act as direct sources of drinking water.

Alexa Cubas is pursuing her Master’s degree through the Environmental and Water Resources program within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. She received her B.S. in Civil Engineering at UNITEC-Honduras in 2010 and spent 7 years working on construction and water sanitation projects prior to her graduate studies. Alexa is currently preparing a Water Quality Assessment of the Occoquan Reservoir and it’s Tributary Watershed to evaluate long-term constituent trends from 1973 to 2018.

Amelia Flanery is a Civil Engineering, M.S. student at Virginia Tech. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2017. She is a participant of the EPA STAR project “Improving Water Reuse for a Much Healthier Potomac River” focusing on management strategies of endocrine disrupting compounds and nutrient reduction in the Potomac Watershed.

Lauren Krauss is a Master’s student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. She received her B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech in 2017 and her research at the OWML is focused on the multi-functional services provided by green infrastructure.

Mr. Hao Luo joined Dr. Wang’s team as a Ph.D. student in Spring 2019. He received his B.S. in Environmental Science from Kunming University of Science & Technology in 2014 and his M.S. in Science & Technology from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2017. Hao is currently developing an advanced phosphorus removal technique.

Ahmed Monofy is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure at Politecnico Di Torino (PoliTo), Italy. He received his B.S. in Water and Environmental Engineering from Cairo University 2014 and his M.S. in Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation from Politecnico Di Milano (PoliMi), Italy, 2018. He is spending half of his Ph.D. period at Virginia Tech, as a cooperation between Politecnico Di Torino and Virginia Tech. He is working on River Network Self-Depuration, and the objective of his research is to develop a novel mathematical framework to quantitatively predict the watershed response to nutrient and contaminant loads

Emily Parker is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science from UCLA in 2014 and her M.S. in Environmental Engineering from UC Irvine in 2015. Her research at the OWML is focused on green infrastructure for urban runoff management and stormwater harvesting.

Vishwa Shah is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Her research revolves around environmental modeling and simulation. She received her B.E. in Civil Engineering from The M.S. University, Vadodara, India in 2013 and received her double master’s degree in Environmental Science (2016) and Environmental Engineering (2019) from New York Institute of Technology and Stevens Institute of Technology. Vishwa’s background spans on statistical and empirical methods for evaluating environmental data and model quality

Yewei Sun is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech where he also received his B.S. in 2014 and M.S. in 2016. His research focuses on the development of advanced biotechnology for water/wastewater/stormwater treatment.

Jiefu Wang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech under the supervision of Dr. Drew Wang. He received his B.E. in Environmental Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2017 and M.E. in Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering from University College Dublin in 2018.  His research at the OWML is focused on investigating advanced techniques for cost-effective anaerobic digestion.

Dian Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received his B.E. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology in 2013 and Virginia Tech in 2014, respectively, and joined Dr. Wang’s team in 2017. Dian is investigating advanced techniques for cost-effective anaerobic digestion, digestate dewatering, and odor control.