Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering
Professor Hong’s research interests include molecular microbiology and microbial aspects in water and wastewater ecosystems. Her research aims to understand the roles and interactions of microorganisms in these ecosystems, and to utilize the insights to solve issues related to water quality and water reuse. Professor Hong’s research also looks at the biotic contaminants (e.g. antibiotic resistance genes, mobile genetic elements, pathogens) that are present in the natural and engineered environments.
Desired Project Deliverables
- Operate a high-throughput column experiments to determine how different variables (SandX, biochar, type of wastewater, plants, emerging contaminants) can affect the nature-based biofiltration columns
- Monitor water quality
- Monitor microorganisms