Hong Liu

Hong Liu
228 Gilmore Hall
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Associate Professor

Long Vita: 
Biographical Info
Research Interests/Specializations: 
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Waste and wastewater treatment
  • Bioresource recovery
  • Microbial electrochemical processes
  • Biohydrogen production
Current Research: 
  • Investigate anaerobic microbial communities capable of bioenergy/bioproduct production and waste treatment.
  • Develop microbial electrochemical systems for energy/resource recovery and wastewater treatment/monitoring. 
  • Develop integrated, decentralized systems for treating organic-rich wastewater 

Recent Publications (ISI ReseacherID)

  1. Li, C., Lesnik, K., Fan, Y., Liu, H. 2016. Millimeter scale electron conduction through exoelectrogenic mixed species biofilms. FEMS Microbiol. Letters. DOI: ttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnw153
  2. Li, C., Lesnik, K., Fan, Y., Liu, H. 2016. Redox Conductivity of Current-Producing Mixed Species Biofilms.  PLoS ONE. 11(5): e0155247. doi:10.1371
  3. Janicek, A., Gao, N., Fan, Y., Liu, H. 2015. High Performance Activated Carbon/Carbon Cloth Cathodes for Microbial Fuel Cells. Fuel Cells, 15 (6), 855-861.
  4. Janicek, A., Fan, Y., Liu, H. 2015. Performance and Stability of Different Cathode Base Materials for Use in Microbial Fuel Cells, J. Power Sources, 280, 159-165
  5. Abourached, C., Lesnik, K, Liu, H., 2014. Enhanced power generation and energy conversion of sewage sludge by CEA–microbial fuel cells, Bioresource Technol. 166, 229-234.
  6. Wu, W., Lesnik, K., Xu, S., Wang, L., Liu, H. 2014. Impact of tobramycin on the performance of microbial fuel cell. Microbial Cell Factories. 13 (1), 91.
  7. Lesnik, K., Liu, H.  2014. Establishing a core microbiome in acetate-fed microbial fuel cells.  Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98:4187–4196.
  8. Abourached, C., Lesnik, K., Liu, H. 2014. Efficacy of single-chamber microbial fuel cells for removal of cadmium and zinc with simultaneous electricity production. Water Research. 51(15): 228-233.
  9. Janisack A., Fan, Y., Liu, H. 2014. Design of microbial fuel cells for practical application: a review and analysis of scaled-up studies. Biofuels. 5(1) 79-92.
  10. Fan, Y., Han, S., Liu, H. 2012. Improved performance of CEA microbial fuel cells with increased reactor size.  Energy Environ. Sci., 5 (8): 8273 - 8280.