Dr. Jiang is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering in University of California Irvine. She has over 20 years of experience in environmental microbiology research and is a leader in the field of water quality, pathogen detection, microbial risk assessment and membrane biofouling. Dr. Jiang has published over 80 articles in the field of environmental microbiology and microbial ecology. She served on WHO Desalination Guideline development committee and is serving on National Research Council Water Reuse Committee. She has taught courses at the University of California, Irvine, since 1998, on water quality, environmental biotechnology, water pollution microbiology, and microbial ecology. She is particularly interested in understanding the source and transport of fecal contamination and human waste in coastal water. Her group has developed rapid and sensitive methods for the detection and quantification of human virus contamination in aquatic samples.
15:40 - 16:00