Gang Chen

 

Education           

         Ph. D. Civil/Environmental Engineering, 2002, University of Oklahoma

         M. E. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 1998, Cornell University

         M. S. Environmental Engineering, 1994, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

         B. S. Environmental Engineering, 1991, Qingdao Institute of Architecture and Engineering, China        

 

Professional Experience

        Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University, 2017 – Present

        Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University, 2011 – 2017

     •  Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University, 2005 – 2011

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Multiphase Environmental Research, Washington State University, 2002 – 2005

Environmental Engineer, Qingdao Haifa, Inc., Qingdao, China, 1994 – 1996

 

Honors and Awards                   

         FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Research Award, 2008           

      •  Heilongjiang Science and Technology Awards, 1994

         Heilongjiang Construction Committee Science and Technology Awards, 1993 & 1994             

Teaching Experience

 • ENV4001 Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University

  ENV4341 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University

ENV4031/5030 Applied Environmental Engineering Microbiology, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University

ENV5101 Air Quality Control, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University

ENV4500/5504 Environmental Engineering Unit Processes, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University

CWR4120 Groundwater Hydrology, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University (co-teach with Amy Chan Hilton)

ENV4053/5505 Chemical Fate and Transport, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University

EES 3040L Introduction to Environmental Engineering Lab, Florida A&M University-Florida State University

ENV4561/5565 Design of Water Quality Management Facilities, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida A&M University-Florida State University

 

Professional Activities                           

          Reviewer for: Environmental Science and Technology, Langmuir, Biotechnology Progress, the Vadose Zone Journal, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Journal of Environmental Quality, Soil Science Society of America Journal, Letters in Applied Microbiology, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Journal of Hydrology, Plant and Soil, the Biochemical Engineering Journal, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Water Research, and Chemical Engineering Communications

 

Research Interests

          Dr. Chen’s principal research interest is in the area of microbial and chemical movement and reactions in porous media, environmental biotechnology, and surface chemistry.  Specific areas include: (1) characterization of water flow and solute transport in the vadose zone, (2) modeling sorption kinetics and transport of organic chemicals, colloids, and microorganisms in the subsurface, (3) colloid-facilitated transport of heavy metals in unsaturated porous media, (4) bioremediation kinetics and genetic microbiology, and (5) interfacial phenomena.

 

Collaborators

Markus Flury (Washington State University), Peter Lichtner (Los Alamos National Laboratory), John McCarthy (University of Tennessee), Mark Rockhood (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), and Keith Strevett (University of Oklahoma)

 

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

* indicates corresponding author and underline indicates graduate students under my guidance.

1. Yuan, H., Li, S., Liu, J., Song, C. and Chen, G.*, 2017, Cry1Ab adsorption and transport in humic Acid-coated geological formation of alumino-silica clays, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 228: 387, DOI 10.1007/s11270-017-3579-y.

2. Li, R., Wang, B., Owete, O., Dertien, J., Lin, C., Ahmad, H. and Chen, G.*, 2017, Landfill leachate treatment by electrocoagulation and fiber filtration, Water Environment Research, in press.

3. Wei, H., Yang, G., Wang, B., Li, R., Chen, G.* and Li, Z., 2017, E. coli interactions, adhesion and transport in alumino-silica clays Colloids and Surface B, 154, 82–88.

4. Chen, G.*, 2016, Current challenges in water resources and water treatment. International Journal of Water and Wastewater Treatment, 2, 1-2.

5. Yang, G., Wang, B., Tawfiq, K. and Chen, G.*, 2017, Electropolishing of surfaces: theory and applications. Surface Engineering, 33, 149-166.

6. Chen, G.*, P. Grasel, G. Millington, J. Hallas, H. Ahmad and K. Tawfiq, 2017, Chloride removal from landfill leachate by the ultra-high lime with aluminum process. Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering, 11, 3-8.

7. Wang, B., P. Grasel, G. Millington, J. Hallas, H. Ahmad, K. Tawfiq and G. Chen*, 2016, Advanced oxidation and suspended fiber biofiltration for the treatment of landfill leachate, International Journal of Water and Wastewater Treatment,4, 7-18.

8. Xue, H., Xie, W., Ahmad, H., Tawfiq, K. and Chen, G.*, 2016, Arsenic adsorption and reduction in iron-rich soils nearby landfills in northwest Florida, Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering, 10, 98-105.

9.Wang, B., Grasel, P., Millington, G., Hallas, J., Ahmad, H., Tawfiq, K. and Chen, G.*, 2015, Landfill leachate treatment by aerated recirculation and pressurized suspended fiber biofiltration, Frontier in Environmental Engineering, 4, 7-18.

10. Vu, Kien, Tawfiq, K., and Chen, G.*, 2015, Rhamnolipid transport in biochar-amended agricultural soil, water, Air and Soil Pollution, 226, 1-8.

11. Yang, G., Wang, B., Vu, K., Tawfiq, K. and Chen, G.*, 2015, Role of bacterial adhesion in their subsurface deposition and transport: a critical review, Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives, 3, 216-252.

12. Hendrix, M., K. Tawfiq and G. Chen*, 2015, Correlation of water quality indicators for coastal marshes, International Journal of Water, 9 (3) 263-274.

13. Liu, J., K. Tawfiq and G. Chen*, 2015, Nitrous oxide emission from agricultural soils, International Journal of Global Warming, 7 (1) 62-77.

14. Hendrix, M., P. Grasel, L. Martin, K. Tawfiq and G. Chen*, 2015, Ammonia removal from landfill leachate by struvite precipitation/coated silica sand filtration, International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 15 (3) 201-216.

15. Vu, K., G. Yang, B. Wang, K. Tawfiq and G. Chen*, 2015, Bacterial Interactions and Transport in Geological Formation of Alumino-Silica Clays, Colloid Surface B., 125, 45-50.

16. Renfro, T., W. Xie, G. Yang and G. Chen*, 2014, Rhamnolipid Surface Thermodynamic Properties and Transport in Agricultural Soil, Colloid Surface B., 115, 317-322.

17. Lee, Y., L. Martin, P. Grasel, K. Tawfiq and G. Chen*, 2013, Power generation and nitrogen removal of landfill leachate using microbial fuel cell technology, Environmental Technology, in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2013.788040

18. Chen, G*., Y. Niu, K. Tawfiq and B. Wang, 2013, Colloidal Release and Transport in the Agricultural Soil, J. Urban Environ. Engr., 7, 227-230.

19. Rolle, K., M. Gitau, G. Chen and A. Chauhan, 2012, Assessing fecal coliform fate and transport in a coastal watershed using HSPF, Water Sci. Technol., 66, 1096-1102.

20. Chen, G. and M. Flury, 2012, Erratum to "Retention of mineral colloids in unsaturated porous media as related to their surface properties". Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 289, 245-255.

21. Chen, G.*, 2012, S. Typhimurium and E. coli O157:H7 retention and transport in agricultural soil during irrigation practices, Eur. J. Soil Sci, 63, 239-248.

22. Patil, S., K. Tawfiq and G. Chen*, 2012, Colloid release and E. coli transport in intact agricultural soil columns, J. Urban Environ. Engr, 6 (2), 78-85.

23. M. Williams, P. Subramanian and G. Chen*, 2012, Soil and microbial characterization and microbial mediated iron release nearby landfills in Northwest Florida, U.S., Int. J. Environ. Waste Manage., 10, 56-69.

24. Patil, S., K. Tawfiq and G. Chen* (2011) Colloid release and transport from agricultural soil as impacted by solution chemistry, J. Urban Environ. Engr, 5 (2) 84-90.

25. Subramaniam, P., L. Martin, P. Grasel, P., K. Tawfiq and G. Chen* (2012) Landfill Leachate treatment and energy generation using microbial fuel cell, Int. J. Environ. Engr., 4, 269-282

26. Mao, Y., P. Subramaniam, K. Tawfiq and G. Chen*, 2011, Microbial biofouling: a mechanistic investigation, J. Adhes. Sci. Technol., 25, 2155-2168.

27. Chen, G*, 2011, Nonionic surfactant behavior in ionic liquids, e-J. Surf. Sci. Nanotech., 9, 340-394.

28. Subramaniam, P., L. Martin, P. Grasel, K. Tawfiq and G. Chen, 2010, Iron reduction and adsorption on Shewanella putrefaciens nearby landfills in Northwest Florida. J. Environ. Sci. Eng., 4, 60 to 69.

29. Yang, K., Z. Li, H. Zhang, J. Qian and G. Chen*, 2010, Municipal wastewater phosphorus removal by coagulation. Environ. Technol., 31, 601-609.

30. Chen, G., A. Driks, K. Tawfiq, M. Mallozzi and S. Patil, 2010, Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus subtilis spore surface properties and transport. Colloid Surface B, 76, 512-518.

31. Chen, G.*, P. Subramanian and K. Tawfiq, 2010, Bacterial deposition in unsaturated porous media as related to surface properties. Int. J. Environ. Pollut., 40, 363-379.

32. Liu, J., P. Subramanian, L. Martin, P. Grasel and G. Chen*, 2010, E. coli O157: H7 desorption by rhamnolipid biosurfactant in water-unsaturated porous Media, J. Adhes. Sci. Technol., 25, 1803-1818.

33. Patil S., J. Zhang, K. Tawfiq and G. Chen*, 2009, Colloid interactions and transport in porous media as impacted by water chemistry, J. Adhes. Sci. Technol., 23, 1845-1859.

34. Tian, Z., D. Li, J. Liu, J. Zhang, C. Banks and G. Chen*, 2008, An environmental perspective of nitrogen cycle, Int. J. Global Environ. Issues, 9 (3), 199-211.

35. Chen, G.*, 2008, Bacterial interactions and transport in unsaturated porous media, Colloid Surface B., 67: 265-271.

36. Penagonda Srinivasa Ranga, V., A. Chan Hilton and G. Chen*, 2008, Lipopolysaccharide extraction on bacterial adhesion and transport, J. Adhes. Sci. Technol., 22: 1073-1088.

37. Shang, J., M. Flury, G. Chen and J. Zhuang, 2008, Water content and capillary forces on in situ colloid mobilization during infiltration in unsaturated sediments, Water Res. Res., 44, W06411.

38. Chen, G.*, J. Liu, K. Tawfiq, K. Yang and C. Banks, 2008, Colloid retention in unsaturated porous media as impacted by colloid size, Part. Sci. Technol., 27: 35-49.

39. Chen, G.*, V. Penagonda Srinivasa Ranga, Y. Mao, K. Chen and H. Qiao, 2008, Impact of lux gene insertion on bacterial surface properties and transport, Res. Microbiol., 159: 145-151.

40. Chen, G.*, T. Abichou, K. Tawfiq and P. K. Subramaniam, 2007, Impact of surface charge density on colloid deposition in unsaturated porous media, Colloid Surface A., 302, 342-348.

41. Cheng, H., W. Xu, J. Liu, H. Wang, Y. He and G. Chen, 2007, Pretreatment of wastewater from triazine manufacturing by coagulation, electrolysis, and internal microelectrolysis, J. Hazard. Mater., 385-392.

42. Liu, J., Q. Zhao, W. Xu, M. Qiao, H. Zhang, and G. Chen* , 2007, Bacterial retention in lipopolysaccharide coated silica sand, Sep. Sci. Technol., 42: 1031-1047.

43. Cheng, H., W. Xu, J. Liu, Q. Zhao, Y. He and G. Chen, 2007, Application of composed sewage sludge (CSS) as a soil amendment for turfgrass growth. Ecological. Eng., 29, 96-104.

44. Liu, J., M. Qiao, H. Zhang, W. Yang and G. Chen*, 2006, Determination of microbial sorption isotherms from column experiments. Separ. Sci. Technol., 41: 3639-3654.

45. Chen, G.* and H. Zhu, 2005. Bacterial adhesion to silica sand as related to Gibbs energy variations. Colloid  Surface B., 44, 41-48.

46. Chen, G.*, M. Qiao, H. Zhang and H. Zhu, 2005. Sorption and transport of naphthalene and phenanthrene in silica sand in the presence of rhamnolipid biosurfactant. Separ. Sci. Technol., 40: 2411-2425.

47. Chen, G.* and H. Zhu, 2005. Lindane isotherms interpreted in terms of interaction free energies with porous media. J. Adhes. Sci. Technol., 19, 579-593.

48. Chen, G.* and H. Zhu, 2005. Lindane affinity to silica sand as related to surface properties. Separ. Sci. Technol., 40, 1277-1291.

49. Chen, G., M. Flury, J. B. Harsh and P. Lichner, 2005. Colloid-facilitated transport of cesium in variably-saturated Hanford sediments. Environ. Sci. Technol., 39, 3435-3442.

50. Chen, G. and M. Flury, 2005. Retention of mineral colloids in unsaturated porous media as related to their surface properties. Colloid Surface A., 256, 207-216.

51. Chen, G. and M. Flury, Erratum to “Retention of mineral colloids in unsaturated porous media as related to their surface properties” (Coll. Surf. Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 256 (2005) 207–216), Colloids Surf., 289, 254–255.

52. Chen, G.* and H. Zhu, 2005. Lux-marked Pseudomonas aeruginosa lipopolysaccharide production in the presence of rhamnolipid. Colloid Surface B., 41, 43-48.

53. Chen, G.*, 2004. Rhamnolipid biosurfactant behavior in solutions. J. Biomat. Sci-Polym. E., 15, 229-236.

54. Chen, G.*, M. Qiao, H. Zhang and H. Zhu, 2004. Bacterial desorption in water saturated porous media in the presence of rhamnolipid biosurfactant. Res. Microbiol., 155, 655-661.

55. Chen, G.* and H. Zhu, 2004. Bacterial deposition in the porous medium as impacted by solution chemistry. Res. Microbiol., 155, 467-474.

56. Chen, G.* and H. Zhu, 2004. Impact of lipopolysaccharide coating on clay particle wettability. Colloid Surface B., 35, 143-147.

57. Chen, G.*, 2004. Reductive dehalogenation of tetrachloroethylene by microorganisms: current knowledge  and application strategies. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 63, 373-377.

58. Flury, M., S. Czigány, G. Chen and J. B. Harsh, 2004. Cesium migration in saturated silica sand and Hanford sediments as impacted by ionic strength. J. Contam. Hydrol., 71, 111-126.

59. Chen, G.*, 2003. Escherichia coli adhesion to abiotic surfaces in the presence of nonionic surfactants. J. Adhes. Sci. Technol., 17, 2131-2140.

60. Chen, G.*, 2003. Interaction decay of nonionic surfactants at water surfaces. Chem. Phys. Lett., 376, 758-760.

61. Chen, G.*, H. Zhu and Y. Zhang, 2003. Soil microbial activities and carbon and nitrogen fixation. Res. Microbiol., 154, 393-398.

62. Chen, G. and K. A. Strevett, 2003. Bacterial deposition in aqueous media: a surface thermodynamic investigation. Environ. Eng. Sci., 20, 237-248.

63. Chen, G., M. Rockhold and K. A. Strevett, 2003. Equilibrium and kinetic adsorption of microbes on alluvial sand. Res. Microbiol., 154, 175-181.

64. Strevett, K. A. and G. Chen, 2003. Microbial surface thermodynamics and application. Res. Microbiol., 154, 329-335.

65. Chen, G. and K. A. Strevett, 2003. Impact of carbon and nitrogen conditions on Escherichia coli surface thermodynamics. Colloid Surface B., 28, 135-146.

66. Chen, G. and K. A. Strevett, 2003. Microbial surface thermodynamics and interactions in aqueous media. J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 261, 283-290.

67. Chen, G. and K. A. Strevett, 2002. Surface free energy relationships used to evaluate microbial transport. J. Environ. Eng., 128, 408-415.

68. Chen, G. and K. A. Strevett, 2001. Impact of surface thermodynamics on bacterial transport. Environ. Microbiol., 3, 237-245.

69. Chen, G. and K. A. Strevett, 2001. Impact of bacterial extracellular polymers on lindane transport. Environ. Eng. Sci., 18, 191-203.

70. Chen, G., K. A. Strevett and Br. A. Vanegas, 2001. Naphthalene, phenanthrene and surfactant Biodegradation. Biodegradation, 12, 433-442.

 

 

 

 

 

Gang Chen, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor