Dr. You Fang graduated from National University of Singapore in 2016 with a PhD degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Before joining, she had been worked with Prof. Lanry Yung focusing on nanoparticle toxicity studies. Currently, she is a Research Fellow working in Prof. Karina Gin's lab, and her research focuses on management of algal blooms using cyanophages.
I'm a Research fellow working in Prof. Karina Gin's lab on antibiotic resistant bacteria and quantitative risk assessment for water security. The main objective of the project is to accurately characterize the levels of antibiotic resistance and the risks of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Singapore’s water environments (freshwater, marine water, drinking water, domestic wastewater and hospital wastewater). We have developed several methods of characterizing and quantifying antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) as well as specific antibiotic resistance genes (ARG) using a combination of molecular methods and traditional methods (culture, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, etc...).
I have a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Geneva (2010). The focus was on aquatic microbiology and geochemistry. My interests are in water resources management, water quality, microbiology, biodiversity and sustainable development.
Francis Rathinam Charles graduated as an Environmental Engineer from NUS in July 2016. Currently he is working in the project of OMICS analysis for understanding antibiotic resistance and harmful algal blooms.
Project title: Risk assessment of antibiotic resistance in the urban water cycle
Dr. Tran is an environmental scientist with over 14 years of experience, working with universities and research institutes. Dr. Tran graduated from Hanoi University of Technology (HUT) with a B. Eng in 2002. He obtained his postgraduate and Ph.D. degrees in environmental engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2010, respectively. His doctoral dissertation has focused on the biodegradation mechanisms of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) in biological wastewater treatment processes. Dr. Tran is currently working in the NUS Environmental Research Institute as a Research Fellow specializing in the field of analytical chemistry and environmental microbiology. His research interests generally encompass analytical chemistry and environmental engineering.
Dr. Tran is currently conducting laboratory and field-based studies to assess the occurrence and fate of emerging contaminants of concern, such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), antibiotics (ABs), N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), artificial sweeteners (ASs), etc. His work includes (i) developing novel methods for trace contaminant analysis in environmental and biological samples (ii) field surveys of natural and engineered systems, and (iii) developing effective chemical/biological processes for removal of emerging contaminants in the both natural and engineered systems.
Tran has published more than 20 papers in ISI journals. In addition, he is also serving as an active reviewer for a huge number of ISI journals, such as Water Research; Journal of Hazardous Materials; Environmental Pollution; Bioresource Technology; Talanta; Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry; Environmental Science and Pollution Research; Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety; Fungal Biology; Biochemical Engineering Journal; Chemical Engineering Journal; Desalination and Water Treatment; Clean-Soil, Air, Water; Separation and Purification Technology; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry; Environmental Technology.
Current project title: working on occurrence, fate and transport of pharmaceuticals, personal care products and endocrine disrupting chemicals in catchment systems.
Huiting’s Research focuses on the fate and transport of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in aquatic environment. In her PhD work, she monitored the environmental concentrations of PFASs in water and sediments and worked on the distribution of PFASs in different environmental compartments. She studied the sorption and desorption behaviour of PFASs to sediments and observed the nonsingular sorption of PFASs. Her future work is on modelling the fate of PFASs in aquatic environment.
Ms. Yin Tingru is currently a PhD student in the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore. She earned her bachelor degree in Environmental science and engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Her research mainly focuses on the removal of emerging contaminants by constructed wetlands and biotransformation study of emerging contaminants.
Mao Feijian is a PhD student at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his Bachelor degree in Biotechnology from Shanghai Ocean University in 2011 and M. Eng Degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2014. His current research focus is on the occurrence and toxicity of emerging organic contaminants (EOCs) in aquatic system. He is also interested in anaerobic degradation of EOCs.
Yuheng is a Ph.D. student under Energy and Environmental Sustainability Solutions for Megacities (E2S2) project. She is interested in the study of environmental transport and fate of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Specifically, Yuheng examines suspended solids to evaluate the distribution and sorption/desorption behaviors of PFASs.
Shin Giek Goh received her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Technology, Malaysia in 2002 and her MSc degree in Civil Engineering (majoring in Environmental Engineering) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2006. In 2012, she obtained her PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is currently working as research fellow in National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on rapid detection of human pathogenic bacteria and viruses; modelling the occurrence of viable but nonculturable bacteria; microbial source tracking; risk assessment of pathogens in recreational waters; and fate and transport of microorganisms in urban water catchments.
Choo Jia Yi graduated from National University of Singapore, with a degree in Environmental Engineering in July 2017. Currently, she is working on the project 'Risk Assessment of Antibiotic Resistance in Urban Water Cycle’.
Dr. Yang Yi joined Prof. Gin’s group since Nov 2016. He completed his Ph.D in Chemical and Biomolecular engineering at National University of Singapore in 2015. Before joining, he worked with Prof. Martin Reinhard in prevention and treatment of biofilms. His current research focuses on developing optical sensors for real-time monitoring of pathogens and microbial indicators.
Ph D candidate
GuXiaoqiong received her Bachelor degree in school of the environment in Nanjing University, China. She is now the PhD student currently involved in the project of the emerging microbial contaminants of concern in tropical urban catchments. Her research focus is on using met genomics in studying the virome diversity and distribution in water cycles in Singapore, especially in the emerging zoonotic viruses. Also, she is trying to study the interactions and to illustrate the potential dynamics between phages and host bacteria through computational approaches (co-occurrence pattern, homology search and CRISPR analysis) using both viral and bacterial metagenomics.
Amrita Pal, Changhui Liu, Charmaine Ng, Nazanin Saeidi, Xinzhu Yi, ChenXi Sun, Liang Liang, Lay Leng Loh, Bradley William Schmitz, Genevieve Gabrielle Vergara Poblete, Ge Meng, Alwin Yaoxian Zhang, Jingjie Zhang, Yu Fen Goh, Siti Zarina Zainul Rahim, Thai Hoang Le, etc