Purdue University (2014 – present)
- CE/EEE456 Wastewater Treatment Processes
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.
- CE597 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.
- ENGR 39697 Global Professional Practice (Co-lecturer)
Seminar for students participating in global professional practice experiences. Students will be introduced to various aspects of professional practice in a particular host country including how engineers are trained, approaches to problem solving and communication, processes involved in designing and manufacturing products, and areas of research important to both the public and private sector. The course will be offered as a departmental study abroad program organized by the Office of Professional Practice. Wastewater surveillance on SAS-COV-2, poliovirus, and antibiotic resistant bacteria/antibiotic resistance genes are reviewedwith collaboration of USFQ and PAHO.
- EEE560 Membranes For Water Treatment
This course module is intended to provide students with fundamental knowledge on various membrane processes for water treatment. The main topics include micro-filtration, nano-filtration, reverse osmosis, and their applications in water treatment and water reuse.
- EEE560 Emerging Contaminant Removal
This module provides students with fundamental knowledge on emerging contaminant removal. The main topics include definitions of emerging contaminants, health risks of emerging contaminants, conventional treatment technologies, membrane filtration techniques, and case studies on emerging contaminant removal.
- EE560 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.
- EE480 Senior Design (Co-lecturer)
The objectives of this course are to provide an integrated, multidisciplinary, and flexible design experience for 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.
PurdueX’s Water and Wastewater Treatment MicroMasters® Program (2022 – present)
- CE597.1 Biological Principles in Wastewater Treatment [link]
This course introduces the fundamental design principles and practice of biological wastewater treatment and prepares students for designing wastewater treatment systems. At the end of the course, students are expected to understand general biological principles and design practices of wastewater treatment, apply the knowledge to select the best unit process to treat wastewater, and design a wastewater treatment component or process to meet water quality treatment goals.
- CE597.2 Nutrient Removal and Resource Recovery in Wastewater [link]
This course introduces the fundamental knowledge and practice of biological nutrient removal in wastewater treatment and prepares students for designing biological nutrient removal systems. At the end of the course, students are expected to understand general principles of biological nitrogen removal and biological phosphorus removal, apply the knowledge to select the best unit process to remove nutrients, apply the knowledge to select the best unit process to recovery resources, and analyze and evaluate biofuel systems.
- CE597.3 Modern Biotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment [link]
This course is designed for graduate students and working professionals who would like to learn modern biotechnologies in wastewater treatment and how to apply these biotechnologies to understand, characterize, and optimize wastewater treatment systems and plants. At the end of the course, students are expected to understand modern biotechnologies and their applications in wastewater treatment, select appropriate biotechniques to understand, characterize, and optimize wastewater treatment systems, and assess public health risks associated with antibiotic resistant bacteria and viruses in wastewater.
National University of Singapore (2010 – 2014)
- 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 of 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.