Ph.D. Students (Dissertation)
  • Faris Munshi, Forward osmosis for algae harvesting and electrical field-driven membrane fouling mitigation, Fall 2014–Spring 2019
    • Currently Assistant professor at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  • Jared Church, Electrochemical microsensors for in situ monitoring of chemical compounds in engineered and natural aquatic systems, Fall 2015–Summer 2018
    • 2018-2019 University Award for the Outstanding Dissertation (only one awardee per academic year).
    • NASA doctoral dissertation improvement fellowship, 2015-2016
    • Currently Environmental Engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD)
  • Xiangmeng Ma, Disinfectant loss and corrosion in drinking water distribution system: Investigation of in situ chemical reactions on metal surfaces using microelectrodes, Fall 2013 ‒ Fall 2017
    • Currently Assistant Professor in School of Resources, Environment and Materials, Guangxi University
MS Students (Thesis)
  • Stephanie Stoll, A novel antibody-dependent MC-LR detecting biosensor for early warning of harmful algal blooms (HABs), Spring 2021 – Summer 2022
    • 17th EPA P3 award (Phase I) student team leader, 2020-2021
  • Kelsey L. Rodriguez, The effects of critical micelle concentration and environmental factors on oil separation in simulated bilgewater emulsions, Spring 2020 – Fall 2021
    • 2020-2021 Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF)’s Scholarship award (only 7 awardees per academic year)
  • AnnMarie Ricchino, Chemically stabilized oil-in-water emulsion separation using a custom aquaporin-based polyethersulfone (PES) forward osmosis membrane system, Fall 2018–Spring 2020
  • Daniela Diaz, Emulsion characterization study for improved bilgewater treatment and management, Fall 2018–Spring 2020
    • 2019-2020 University Award for the Outstanding Master’s Thesis (only one awardee per academic year).
  • Ikenna Ezeodurukwe, Harmful algal bloom (HAB) mitigation using recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) coated with fixed-Quat, Fall 2016–Spring 2018
  • Rojina Rawut, The effect of glycerol on readily biodegradable chemical oxygen demand (RBCOD) in the wastewater stream, Fall 2013–Spring 2016
  • Jared Church, Dishwashing water recycling system and related water quality standards for military use, Fall 2013‒Summer 2015
    • 2015-2016 University Award for the Outstanding Master’s Thesis (only one awardee per academic year).
Undergraduate Students
  • Jennifer Hughes, Spring 2022 – present, Algae and bioenergy generation
    • Track 1 (SURF Fellow), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), OUR, UCF, 2022
  • Natalia Ortiz Ramos, Spring 2022 – present, Microelectrode investigation on the effect of CSMR on lead release from galvanic joints
    • Chemistry department undergraduate research advisor (CHM 4912 directed independent research)
  • Jessica Sulistio, Spring 2022, Microbial fuel cell (MFC) biosensors
  • Amaya Bajorek, Fall 2019–Spring 2021, A novel Ca2+ detection sensor for NF membrane fouling monitoring
    • 2020 Scholarship award, Florida Section, East Central Branch Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2020
    • 17th EPA P3 award (Phase I) student team leader, 2020-2021
  • Stephen Sarnyai, Spring 2019–Spring 2020, Oil-in-water emulsion characterization
  • Evelyn Harris, Fall 2019–Spring 2020, Microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) for hydrogen production
  • Kelsey L. Rodriguez, Fall 2017–Fall 2019, In situ lead monitoring sensor in drinking water
    • Entrepreneur lead, NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) award, 2019
    • ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry 2019 Undergraduate Award
    • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), UCF, 2019
    • Entrepreneur lead, UCF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) award, 2018
    • 14th EPA P3 award (Phase II) student team leader & 15th EPA P3 award (Phase I) student team leader
    • Judges’ Choice Winner, 2018 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), UCF, 2018
  • Dianne Mercado, Fall 2016 – Fall 2018
  • Conner Thompson, Fall 2016 – Fall 2018
  • Hernan Sabau, Fall 2017–Spring 2019
    • Burnett Research Scholars Grant, UCF, Spring 2018, Superhydrophobic MoS2 Nanosheet Sponge Oil-Water Separator (MNS-OWS)
  • James Dibiasio, Summer 2018–Fall 2018
  • Robert Lovegren, UCF EXCEL program, Fall 2017
  • Andrea Valencia, Fall 2017
  • Luke Haberman, Spring 2017
  • Deja Curtis, Fall 2016 – Summer 2017
    • UCF OUR (Office of Undergraduate Research) student research grant, 2017
  • Djoulissa Louis-Jean, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
  • Sandra Raymond, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
  • Nicholas Maier (Spring 2014 – Spring 2017): Use of Algal Blooms in Florida – Potentials for Regional Biofuel Production
  • Tithonas Davis (Spring 2016 – Spring 2017): microbial-fuel cell for oil degradation
    • Research and Mentoring Program (RAMP) scholar, 2016 – 2017
    • 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  • Rebecca McLean (Fall 2014 – Spring 2017): Evaluating natural algae as a potential bioenergy source for a sustainable water quality management strategy, supported by NSF funded Career Advancement Mentoring Program for Young Entrepreneur and Scholars (CAMP-YES).
    • Judges’ Choice Winner, 2017 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE), UCF, 2017.
    • AMTA Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Rebecca McLean, American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA), June, 2016
    • 2016 Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Environmental Chemistry, May, 2016
    • 1st Place of 2016 Showcase Winners in Engineering, Computer Science and Optics II, UCF, 2016
    • Members of 2016-2017 Student Undergraduate Research Council, UCF
    • 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  • Rebecca Harris (Spring 2016): Microbial hydrogen production
  • Rhea Dorris (Fall 2013 ‒ Fall 2014): Potential of Natural Algae for Sustainable Biofuel Production, supported by UCF Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Student Research Grants
  • Andrew McCormick, Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, NSF EXCEL (Spring 2014– Fall 2014)
  • Eric Redd, Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, NSF EXCEL (Spring 2014)
Post-Doctoral Students
  • Dr. Cheol-Young Park, 6/2020 – 11/2020
  • Dr. Xiangmeng Ma, 12/2017 – 12/2018
  • Dr. Jared Church, 8/2018 – 10/2018
Hosting Visiting Scholars
  • Dr. Ju Hee Kim, Associate Professor, Kyung Hee University, Korea (9/10/20–8/31/21)
  • Dr. Ji-Hong Jeon, Professor, Andong National University, Korea (7/1/19-7/31/20)
  • Dr. Taeyun Kim, Korea Environment Institute, Korea (1/10/18-1/9/19)
  • Dr. Kyungik Gil, Professor, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea (7/23/17-7/22/18)