Hong Liu

Associate Professor
Contact Information
228 Gilmore Hall
Member of Graduate Faculty in: 
Water Resources Engineering
Willing to Advise Students for: 
Willing to serve on Graduate Committees for: 
Detailed Research Interest : 

wastewater treatment

Current Research Interests: 
  • Sustainable bioenergy production
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Waste and wastewater treatment
  • Microbial fuel cell technology
  • Biohydrogen production
  • Investigate high current-producing biofilms capable of sustainable bioenergy/bioproduct production and waste treatment
  • Develop low-cost and high-performance electrode and separator materials for microbial electrochemical systems
  • Scale-up microbial electrochemical systems for electricity generation and wastewater treatment
Other Information: 

Recent Publications:

  • Fan, Y., Han, S., Liu, H*. 2012. Improved performance of CEA microbial fuel cells with increased reactor size. Energy Environ. Sci., 5 (8): 8273 - 8280.
  • Xu, S., Liu, H., Fan, Y., Schaller, S., Jiao, J., Chaplen, F.S., 2012. Enhanced performance and mechanism study of microbial electrolysis cells using Fe nanoparticle-decorated anodes. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 93(2):871-880.
  • Xu, S., Liu, H.* 2011. New exoelectrogen Citrobacter sp. SX-1 isolated from a microbial fuel cell. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 111( 5):1108–1115.
  • Fan, Y., Xu, S., Schaller, S., Jiao, J., Chaplen, F.S., Liu, H.* 2011. Nanoparticle decorated anodes for enhanced current generation in microbial electrochemical cells. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 26(5): 1908-1912.
  • Catal, T., Fan, Y., Li, K., Bermek, H., Liu, H*. 2011. Utilization of mixed monosaccharides for power generation in microbial fuel cells. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 86(4): 570-574.
  • Hu, H., Fan, Y., Liu H*. 2010 Optimization of NiMo catalyst for hydrogen production in microbial electrolysis cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35( 8): 3227-3233.
  • Liu, H*., Hu, H., Chignell J., Fan, Y. 2010 Microbial Electrolysis: Novel Technology for Hydrogen Production from Biomass. Biofuels, 1(1):129-142.