Teaching

Purdue University (2014 – present) purdue
  • CE45600/EEE45600 Wastewater Treatment Processes
    The objectives of this course are to provide an integrated, multidisciplinary, and flexible design experience for EEE students, allowing students to integrate knowledge and skills gained earlier in the degree program to create and evaluate designs that address important issues of environmental and ecological engineering.
  • CE59700 Environmental Biotechnology
    This course focuses on fundamentals of molecular biology and biotechnology for environmental applications. The major topics include activated sludge processes, stoichiometry, bioenergetics, anaerobic digestion, biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal, molecular microbiology tools, biofouling, antibiotic resistance, and biofuels.
  • EEE48000 Senior Design (Co-lecturer)
    The objectives of this course are to introduce the fundamental design principles and practice of wastewater treatment and to prepare students for designing wastewater treatment systems. The major topics include preliminary treatment of wastewater, primary treatment, wastewater microbiology, secondary treatment, nitrogen removal, phosphorus removal, attached microbial growth, secondary settling, disinfection and postaeration, tertiary treatment, and wastewater plant residuals management.
  • EEE56000 Direct Potabilization (Co-lecturer)
    This course module is intended to provide students with an introduction to direct potabilization, its related technical and non-technical issues, and regulatory constraints.

National University of Singapore (2010 – 2014)NUS_logo_full-horizontal

  • ESE3301 Environmental Microbiological Principles
    This course provides students with a foundation in environmental microbiology and its application to pollution control and biotechnology. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts, processes, and principles of microbiology, as well as the microbial aspects of wastewater treatment.
  • ESE4301 Wastewater Biotechnology
    This course introduces students to the biological aspects of wastewater biotechnology. These include process metabolism, biology and functions in activated sludge, anaerobic digestion, nutrients removal and biofilm processes. This course will enable students to expand their background of environmental technology in the biological aspects of wastewater treatment processes, and to integrate the biological aspects of wastewater treatment into the physical and chemical aspects previously learned. The students will also learn how to identify solutions for operational problems associated with wastewater treatment processes.
  • ESE6301 Topics in Environmental Biotechnology
    This course aims to introduce students the essential tool for understanding and designing microbiological processes used for environmental protection and improvement. This course will enable students to expand their background of environmental biotechnology, and to integrate these aspects into the physical and chemical aspects of environmental technology previously learned. The major topics include aspects on foundation in microbiology and engineering principles, major environmental biological applications, quantitative analysis of biotechnology, detoxification of hazardous chemicals, clean technology, and resource biorecovery in environmental monitoring.
  • ESE4501 Wastewater Treatment System Design (Coordinator and Resource Person on Biological Treatment Processes)
    The students are assigned a design project involving various environmental considerations. The module provides the opportunity for students to work as a team on an environmental project integrating knowledge they have gained from modules they have taken in earlier years. The module will also enhance their interpersonal, communication and leadership skills through group projects, report writing and oral presentations.
  • ESE5001 Environmental Engineering Principles (Co-lecturer)
    This course is to allow graduate students from non-environmental engineering background to gain basic knowledge in environmental science and engineering. Acquisition of this basic knowledge will prepare them for advanced courses in environmental science and engineering. This module provides a systematic introduction to water and air quality and their engineering control, quantitative overview of the properties of environmental contaminants, and the transport and transformation processes that govern their concentrations in air and water. Topics include environmental chemical equilibriums and kinetics, and elementary transport phenomena, introduction to water quality engineering, air quality engineering, and solid waste treatment and management.