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Shijie (Moses) Leow
Ph.D. Student in Engery-Water-Environment Sustainability at UIUC
M.S. in Environmental Engineering from UIUC
B.S. Environmental Engineering from Nanyang Technological Univeristy, Signapore (2012)
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Co-advisor: Professor Timothy Strathmann 

Moses's Bio and Research Description: Shijie (Moses) Leow is a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Singapore NRF (EWT) Ph.D. Scholar, and is currently based at the Colorado School of Mines as a Research Associate. Moses is the first author of a 2015 Green Chemistry paper on the prediction of microalgae hydrothermal liquefaction products from feedstock biochemical compostition. His research interests include: (i) the valorization of waste and renewable biomass streams (e.g., microalgae, aqueous organic carbon) through catalytic aqueous processing pathways for valuable products (e.g., hydrocarbon fuels, platform chemicals); and (ii) process design and modeling of microalgae bio-fuel systems and wastewater bio-refineries (production of valuable compounds with wastewater remediation). 


NRF (EWT) Ph.D. Scholarship; Environment and Water Industry Programme Office and Public Utilities Board, Singapore. 

ACS ENVR Graduate Student Award. 

Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (LEaRN) Award. 


Leow, S.; Witter, J.R.; Vardon, D.R.; Sharma, B.K.; Guest, J.S.; Strathmann, T.J. Prediction of microalgae hydrothermal liquefaction products from feedstock biochemical composition. Green Chemistry, 2015, 17 (6), 3584-3599.

Selected Conference Presentations:

Leow, S.; Li, Y.; Vardon, D.R.; Guest, J.S.; Strathmann, T.J. (Poster) Application of hydrothermal technologies to valorize biologically tailored wastewater solids. Re-Inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) Annual Meeting; Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA; January 11-12, 2016.

Strathmann, T.J.; Vardon, D.R.; Leow, S.; Beckham, G.T. (Presentation) Valorizing waste organic carbon streams through integrated biological-catalytic conversion to chemicals and fuels. The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) 2015 Conference; Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA; June 13-16, 2015.

Leow, S.; Witer, J.R.; Vardon, D.R.; Sharma, B.K.; Guest, J.S.; Strathmann, T.J. (Presentation) Predictiong hydrothermal liquefaction biocrude oil yield from microalgae biochemical composition. 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting; Denver, CO, USA; March 22-26, 2015.