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Jia Liu

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.

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Office Phone: 618-453-7006
Email: jialiu@siu.edu
Building: Engineering: B, Room 116

Research Interests:

Renewable energy production, groundwater and soil remediation, environmental impact of nanotechnology, advanced means for water and wastewater treatment, and materials development for environmental sustainability. Areas include but not limited to microbial fuel cells, interaction of nanoparticles with microorganisms in the environment, and pollutants detection and degradation.

Classes: 

  • CE 310: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • CE418: Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • CE419 Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • CE511 Nanotechnology and Subsurface Remediation 

Education: 

  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, 2014
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, 2010
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Donghua University, 2006
  • B.S., Environmental Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, 2003     

Publications:

  • Peiravi M., Mote S.R., Mohanty M.K., Liu J. (2017). Bioelectrochemical treatment of acid mine drainage (AMD) from an abandoned coal mine under aerobic condition. Journal of Hazardous Materials. Available online 22 March 2017. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304389417302108
  • Vipulanandan C., Krishnamoorti R., Saravanan R., Liu J., Qu Q., Narvaez G., Richardson D., Pappas J. (2014). Development and characterization of smart cement for real time monitoring of ultra deepwater oil well cementing applications. Offshore Technology Conference 25099
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2013). Effects of Au/Fe and Fe nanoparticles on Serratia bacterial growth and production of biosurfactant. Material Science Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications 33(7): 3909-3915
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2013). Effects of Fe nanoparticles on bacteria growth and biosurfactant production. Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 15: 13 pp
  • Liu J., Zhao X.X. (2005). The development of new-style bioflocculant. Sichuan Environment. 24 (3), 60-63

Posters:

  • Liu J., Zheng L., Weinholtz L., Wu Y., Chen D. (2016). Removal of PFOA in groundwater by Fe0 and MnO2 nanoparticles under visible light. Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference, Orlando, FL. Nov. 10.
  • Blaylock S., Liu J. (2016). Production of chitosan nanoparticles from fungus mycelia and its application in controlling soybean sudden death syndrome. Interdisciplinary Materials Research, Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Research Program, July 28, 2016, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
  • Peiravi M, Liu J. (2016). Acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment with sludge from wastewater treatment plant in a two-chamber microbial fuel cell. 2068, 229th ECS Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2014). Effect of UH-biosurfactant on hydration heat of nanoparticles modified smart oil well cement. Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology, 2014 Conference.  
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2014). Nickel nanoparticles catalyst enhanced performance of microbial fuel cell. Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology, 2014 Conference
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2014). Effect of UH-biosurfactant on the smart oil well cement hydration and piezoresistive behavior. Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology, 2014 Conference  
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2013). Piezoresistive behavior of modified oil well cement with nickel nanoparticles. Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology, 2013 Conference 
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2012). Microbial fuel cell (MFC) for remediation of oil contaminated soil. Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology, 2012 Conference 
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2012). Modification of oil well cement properties using UH-biosurfactant. Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology, 2012 Conference 
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2012). Failure modes of oil well cement during service life. Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology, 2012 Conference
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2012). Effects of oil and salt water spill on the growth of a fresh-water algae. Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology, 2012 Conference
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2011). Shoreline oil spill remediation by using microbial fuel cell technology. Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology, 2011 Conference
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2010). Nanoparticle influence on biosurfactant producing bacteria and biosurfactant production. Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology, 2010 Conference 
  • Prashanth P., Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2010). Enhanced performance of microbial fuel cell under different cathode operation modes. Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology, 2010 Conference
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C., Cooper T. (2009). Identification of UH-biosurfactant producing bacteria using the molecular method. Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology, 2009 Conference.
  • Prashanth P., Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2009). Electricity generation during biosurfactant production in a microbial fuel cell. Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology, 2009 Conference
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2011). High concentration perchlorate degradation in microbial fuel cell. Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology, 2011 Conference  
  • Liu J., Vipulanandan C. (2010). Oil spill remediation by using UH-biosurfactant. Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology, 2010 Conference

Oral Presentations

  • Peiravi M, Liu J. (2016). Bioelectrochemical treatment of acid mine drainage (AMD) from an abandoned coal mine under aerobic condition. Mid-America Environmental Engineering Conference (MAEEC), Edwardsville, IL. October 2016.  

Related Experiences:

2014 – 2015    Water Treatment Specialist, Water Equipment & Treatment Services, Inc, Houston, TX
2008 – 2014    Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX
2006 – 2008    Editor, Shanghai Information Center for Life Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China