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Agenda

  • Day 1Monday, March 27th
  • Day 2Tuesday, March 28th
  • Day 3Wednesday, March 29th
8:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

* Breakfast is for conference registered attendees only

Building 19 08:30 - 09:45 Details

9:45 am

Opening Remarks

Chair of Research Conference

Building 19 09:45 - 10:00 Details

Theme 1: Energy Efficient Biotechnologies for Nutrient Removal from Wastewater
10:00 am

Urban Water Management in Future - Progressing Towards Transition

Building 19 10:00 - 10:30 Details

Prof. Jurg Keller, University of Queensland
10:30 am

Intensification of Algal Bioprocesses for Nutrient Recovery from Wastewaters

Building 19 10:30 - 10:50 Details

Prof. Jeremy Guest, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
10:50 am

Microalgae in Industrial Wastewater Treatment: Challenges and Opportunities

Building 19 10:50 - 11:10 Details

Prof. Ana Otero, University of Santiago de Compostela
11:10 am

Expanding the World of Aerobic Granular Sludge Technology

Building 19 11:10 - 11:30 Details

Prof. Mari Winkler, University of Washington
11:30 am

The Impact of Aggregate Architecture on Mainstream Nitritation/Anammox Process Performance and Stability

Building 19 11:30 - 11:50 Details

Prof. George Wells, Northwestern University
11:50 am

Lunch Break

* For conference registered attendees only

Building 19 11:50 - 13:00 Details

Theme 2: Innovative Biotechnologies for Recovery of Water, Energy & Nutrients from Wastewater
1:00 pm

Using Microbial Electrochemical Technologies Coupled to Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Membrane Bioreactors for Recovery of Water and Energy from Wastewater

  • Prof. Bruce Logan, Penn State

    Prof. Bruce Logan

Building 19 13:00 - 13:30 Details

Prof. Bruce Logan, Penn State
1:30 pm

Anaerobic Membrane Biotechnology for Wastewater Treatment: Energy Recovery and Fouling Control

Building 19 13:30 - 13:50 Details

Prof. Jeonghwan (Jon) Kim, Inha University
1:50 pm

NEW Recovery from Wastewater through Synergy between Bioelectrochemical Systems and Forward Osmosis

Building 19 13:50 - 14:10 Details

Prof. Zhen (Jason) He, Virginia Tech, USA
2:10 pm

Microbial Photoelectrochemical Energy Recovery from Wastewater

Building 19 14:10 - 14:30 Details

Prof. Zhiyong (Jason) Ren, University of Colorado Boulder
2:30 pm

Purple Phototrophic Bacteria for Resource Recovery from Domestic and Industrial Streams

  • Dr. Tim Hülsen, University of Queensland

    Dr. Tim Hülsen

Building 19 14:30 - 14:50 Details

Dr. Tim Hülsen, University of Queensland
2:50 pm

Coffee Break

Building 19 14:50 - 15:10 Details

Theme 3: Harnessing the Potential of Microbes for Synthesis of Value-Added Products from CO2 & Low Value Waste Streams
3:10 pm

Electricity Driven Fermentations of Organics, CO and CO2: From Laboratory to Pilot Scale

  • Prof. Korneel Rabaey, UGent

    Prof. Korneel Rabaey

Building 19 15:10 - 15:40 Details

Prof. Korneel Rabaey, UGent
3:40 pm

Technological Advances in CO2 BIOconversion (electro-)biorefinery

Building 19 15:40 - 16:00 Details

Dr. Deepak Pant, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, VITO
4:00 pm

Optimization of Microbial Hydrogen Peroxide Producing Cells (MPPCS) for Wastewater Applications

Building 19 16:00 - 16:20 Details

Prof. César Torres, Arizona State University
4:20 pm

Electrodes as Tools for Metabolic Engineering and Cellular Control

Building 19 16:20 - 16:40 Details

Prof. Michaela TerAvest, Michigan State University
4:40 pm

Microbial Electrosynthesis and Other Biolelectrochemical Applications in the Graphene Age

Building 19 16:40 - 17:00 Details

Prof. Tian Zhang, Technical University of Denmark | Wuhan University of Technology
7:30 pm

Dinner

Pure Restaurant
Transportation will be provided
* For speakers, poster presenters and invited guests

Pure Restaurant 19:30 - 21:00 Details

8:00 am

Breakfast

* For conference registered attendees only

Building 19 08:00 - 08:30 Details

Theme 4: Characterization of Microbes to Better Harness their Potential in Energy Recovery & Nutrient Removal
8:30 am

Anaerobic Digester Microbiome

Building 19 08:30 - 09:00 Details

Prof. Wen-Tso Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
9:00 am

Omics Approaches for Understanding Extracellular Electron Transfer – Pure Cultures to Microbiomes

Building 19 09:00 - 09:20 Details

Prof. Orianna Bretschger, J. Graig Ventor Institute
9:20 am

How Cytochromes Increase Geobacter’s Power

Building 19 09:20 - 09:40 Details

Prof. Daniel Bond, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
9:40 am

An Engineered Co-culture to Explore Interspecies Electron Transfer in Bioreactors

Building 19 09:40 - 10:00 Details

Prof. Jeffrey A. Gralnick, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
10:00 am

Using Genome-Centric Metagenomics to Understand Process-Critical Organisms in Wastewater Treatment

Building 19 10:00 - 10:20 Details

Dr. Mads Albertsen, Aalborg University
10:20 am

Full-Scale Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal in a Tropical City State - Mechanisms and Microbial Dynamics

Building 19 10:20 - 10:40 Details

Prof. Stefan Wuertz, Nanyang Technological University
10:40 am

Group Photo

Building 19 10:40 - 11:00 Details

11:00 am

Poster Session

Building 19 11:00 - 12:00 Details

12:00 pm

Lunch

* For conference registered attendees only

Building 19 12:00 - 13:30 Details

Theme 5: Safety of Reuse Water – Characterization of Emerging Contaminants & the Role of Wastewater Treatment Processes to Reduce Contaminants
1:30 pm

Antibiotic Resistance at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Infrastructure and Public Health

Building 19 13:30 - 14:00 Details

Prof. Amy Pruden, Virginia Tech
2:00 pm

Antibiotic Resistance in Treated Wastewater: Evidences, Mitigation and Risks

Building 19 14:00 - 14:20 Details

Prof. Celia Manaia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
2:20 pm

New Delhi Metallo Beta Lactamase-positive E. coli Pathogen: Understanding its Fate and Persistence in Relevant Reuse Settings

  • Prof. Peiying Hong, KAUST

    Prof. Peiying Hong

Building 19 14:20 - 14:40 Details

Prof. Peiying Hong, KAUST
2:40 pm

Antimicrobial resistance exposure pathways in rural and urban India

Building 19 14:40 - 15:00 Details

Prof. David Graham, Newcastle University
3:00 pm

Coffee Break

Building 19 15:00 - 15:20 Details

3:20 pm

Research Priorities to Address Pathogen Risks in Direct Potable Reuse

Building 19 15:20 - 15:40 Details

Prof. Kara Nelson, University of California Berkeley
3:40 pm

Viruses in Water: Are the Current Wastewater Treatment Technologies Sufficient for their Removal to Protect Human Health During Reuse?

Building 19 15:40 - 16:00 Details

Prof. Sunny Jiang, University of California Irvine
4:00 pm

Survival and Growth of Bacterial and Viral Pathogens in Treated and Stored Greywater: Lessons from the Blue Diversion AUTARKY Toilet

  • Prof. Timothy Julian, EAWAG

    Prof. Timothy Julian

Building 19 16:00 - 16:20 Details

Prof. Timothy Julian, EAWAG
4:20 pm

Disinfection Byproducts and Related Toxicity Produced During Chlorine and Chloramine Disinfection of Wastewater Effluent

Building 19 16:20 - 16:40 Details

Prof. Jean-Philippe Croué, Curtin University
4:40 pm

Investigating Water and Wastewater Reuse and Recycling Opportunities in Australian Abattoirs

Building 19 16:40 - 17:00 Details

Dr. Marie-Laure Pype, University of Queensland
7:30 pm

Dinner

Al-Marsa Restaurant
Transportation will be provided
* For speakers, poster presenters and invited guests
Sponsored by the KAUST Industry Collaboration Program (KICP).

Al Marsa Restaurant 19:30 - 21:30 Details

8:00 am

Breakfast

* For conference registered attendees only

Building 19 08:00 - 08:30 Details

8:30 am

From Treatment to Resource

Building 19 08:30 - 09:00 Details

Prof. ​Bruce E. Rittmann, Arizona State University
9:00 am

Utilizing Anaerobic Biotechnology for Industrial Resource Recovery

  • Dr. René Rozendal, Paques BV

    Dr. René Rozendal

Building 19 09:00 - 09:20 Details

Dr. René Rozendal, Paques BV
9:20 am

Closing Remarks

  • Prof. Pascal Saikaly, KAUST

    Prof. Pascal Saikaly

Building 19 09:20 - 09:35 Details

Prof. Pascal Saikaly, KAUST
9:35 am

Poster Competition Awards

Professor Peiying Hong will announce the poster awards.
* Sponsored by the KAUST Industry Collaboration Program (KICP).

Building 19 09:35 - 09:50 Details