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Brian D. Shoener
PhD Student in Environmental Engineering at UIUC
M.S. Environmental Engineering from UIUC
B.S. Civil Engineering from Bucknell University
B.S. Management for Engineers from Bucknell University

email: shoener2@illinois.edu
website:http://publish.illinois.edu/bdshoener/
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Research Project: Enabling Development of Phototrophic Bioprocesses with Targeted Functions through Lumped Pathway Metabolic Modeling

Brian's Bio and Research Description: Brian Shoener is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and Ph.D. student in Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a M.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and dual B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and Management for Engineers from Bucknell University. Brian’s Masters research focused on the advancement of anaerobic membrane bioreactor technology for wastewater treatment via quantitative sustainable design. His current research examines the potential of developing targeted functions for phototrophic bioprocesses through lumped pathway metabolic modeling. More broadly, his interests are in process modeling and improving energy recovery from phototrophic and methanogenic wastewater treatment processes.

Awards:  Chester P Seiss Award (2016)
MWH/AEESP Master's Thesis Award (2015)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2014)
Environmental Engineering and Science Fellow (2013)
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Continuing Graduate Scholar (2013)
Michael D. LaGrega Award (2013) 

Publications: 
Shoener, B.D.; Zhong, C.; Greiner, A.D.; Khunjar, W.O.: Hong, P.Y.; Guest, J.S. Design of anaerobic membrane bioreactors for the valorization of dilute organic carbon waste streams. Energy & Environmental Science, 2016, 9:1102-1112.

Pretel, R.; Shoener, B.D.; Ferrer, J.; Guest, J.S. Navigating environmental, economic, and technological trade-offs in the design and operation of submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBRs). Water Research, 2015, 87: 531-541.

Shoener, B.D.; Bradley, I.; Cusick, R.D.; Guest, J.S. Energy positive domestic wastewater treatment: The roles of anaerobic and phototrophic technologies. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 2014, 16(6): 1204-1222.

Conference Presentions: 
Shoener, B.D.; Zhong, C.; Greiner, A.D.; Khunjar, W.O.; Hong, P.Y,; Guest, J.S. (Presentation) Prioritization Of Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) Research & Development Through Quantitative Sustainable Design. IWA Leading Edge Conferene on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET); International Water Association (IWA); Jerez de la Frontera, Spain; June 13-16, 2016. 

Shoener, B.D.; Zhong, C.; Greiner, A.D.; Khunjar, W.O.; Hong, P.Y,; Guest, J.S. (Presentation) Design of anaerobic membrane bioreactrs for mainline treatment of dilute wastewaters. Illinois WEA 37th Annual Conference and Exposition; Illinois Water Environment Association; Urbana, IL; February 29- March 2, 2016.

Shoener, B.D.; Zhong, C.; Greiner, A.D.; Khunjar, W.O.; Hong, P.Y,; Guest, J.S. (Poster) Advancement of anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) technology via sustainable innovation pathways. Environmental Engineering and Science: At the Nexus; Association for Environmental Engineering and Science Professors; New Haven, CT; June 13-16, 2015. 

Shoener, B.D.; Zhong, C.; Greiner, A.D.; Khunjar, W.O.; Hong, P.Y,; Guest, J.S. (Presentation) Advancing AnMBR design by identifying a pathway for sustainable technology innovation. Environmental Engineering and Science Program Annual Symposium; University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Champaign, IL; April 9, 2015.

Shoener, B.D.; Zhong, C.; Greiner, A.D.; Khunjar, W.; Hong, P.; Guest, J.S. (Poster) Advancing AnMBR design by identifying a pathway for sustainable innovation. Illinois Water 2014 Conference; Illinois State Water Survey; Urbana, IL; October 14-15, 2014. 

Shoener, B.D.; Bradley, I.; Cusick, R.D.; Guest, J.S. (Presentation) Energy positive domestic wastewater treatment: The roles of anaerobic and phototrophic technologies. Environmental Engineering and Science Program Annual Symposium; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Champaign, IL; April 16, 2014.