08 July, 2021
It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Pascal Saikaly's promotion to full professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, effective July 1, 2021.
Professor Saikaly collaborates with and leads a team of scientists and engineers who have developed sustainable environmental biotechnologies that harness the metabolic properties of process-critical microorganisms (e.g., electroactive microorganisms, methanogenic archaea, anaerobic ammonium oxidation bacteria, etc.) to transform wastewater treatment and reuse from an energy-intensive process to an energy-efficient process. They achieve their goal through interdisciplinary and collaborative-based research interconnecting science (e.g., electrochemistry, microbial ecology, and material science) and engineering (e.g., bioprocess engineering). Prof. Saikaly's research addresses broader issues of importance in water-limited environments, including the use of seawater for toilet flushing.
We congratulate Professor Saikaly on this academic achievement and wish him continued success on his research endeavors.