Welcome to my Web site! Here you will find information about my research group and the research areas we are investigating, and information for current and potential students. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my research or are interested in joining my research group.
News and Events
Derick G. Brown, Ph.D., P.E.
- Highlights on our bacterial metabolic activity at surfaces research:
Information for Current and Potential Graduate Students
- Lynal Albert defended her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering in August 2015. Her dissertation is titled "Effects of Surface
Properties on the Charge-Regulated Bioenergetic Response of Attached Bacteria: Exploration within the Framework of the Chemiosmotic
Theory." Lynal is now an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at Tarleton State University, TX (Texas A&M
Hankai Zhu defended her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering in December 2015. Her dissertation is titled "Impact
of the Charge-Regulation Effect on Bacterial Growth and Bioavailability of Sorbed Growth Substrates."
Hai Lin defended his Ph.D. in
Geotechnical Engineering in December 2015. His dissertation is titled "Microbial Modification of Soil for Ground Improvement."
(Co-Dissertation Supervisor with Muhannad Suleiman).
Yu Tian defended his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering in April 2016.
His dissertation is titled "Improved Stability of Methane-Producing Anaerobic Biological Reactors through Novel Use of Ion-Exchange
Fibers." (Arup SenGupta Co-Dissertation Supervisor).
- Congratulations to our new Ph.D.'s!!!
- Dr. Brown has been appointed to the EPA Science Advisory Board, Environmental Engineering Committee (web link).