People

Director

Zuyi (Jacky) Huang

Zuyi (Jacky) Huang

Associate Professor
Room 118, White Hall
Villanova University
Email: zuyi.huang@villanova.edu
Phone: (610) 519-4848

Graduate Students

Fangyuan (Betty) Zhang

Fangyuan (Betty) Zhang

Ph.D. candidate (joined BESEL in 2018)
B.S., University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (2015)
Room 117, White Hall
Villanova University
Email: fzhang@villanova.edu

Tianhua

Tianhua Zhai

Visiting Scholar
M.S., University College London, UK (2018)
Room 117, White Hall
Villanova University
Email: tianhua.zhai.17@ucl.ac.uk

Robert Hanes

Robert Hanes

Part-time PhD. (joined BESEL in summer 2016)
Room 117, White Hall
Villanova University
Email: rhanes01@villanova.edu

Brooks

Brooks Hopkins

Part-time PhD. (joined BESEL in Fall 2017)
Room 117, White Hall
Villanova University
Email:bhopki01@villanova.edu

James Reynolds

James Reynolds 

Part-time PhD. (joined BESEL in Fall 2017)
Room 117, White Hall
Villanova University
Email: jreyno04@villanova.edu

Senior Research Project Students

 

Volunteers

 

Previous Graduate Students

[5] Xianhua Li, Ph.D. (2018)
(Outstanding PhD Graduate of College of Engineering, 2018)
Dissertation: Scale-Up Study of Bioreactors Using 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling
[4] Brett Davis, M.S. (2016)
Thesis: A System’s Systems Level Investigation of the Metabolism of Listeria monocytogenes    
[3] Zhaobin Xu, Ph.D. (2015)
Dissertation: A Systems Level Approach in Studying the Phenotype Transition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
[2] Xueer Chen, M.S. (2014)
Thesis: Modeling Microbial Fuel Cell in FLUENT with Biofilm Thickness Features
[1] Kilho Lee, M.S. (2014)
Thesis: Systems Biology Approach to Quantify the Metabolism of Escherichia coli for Generating 3-Hydroxypropionic Acid from Glycerol

Previous Undergraduate Students

[10-11] Robert Ferrari and Jaclyn Guglielmi, 2017
(The First-Place Winner of Villanova Sigma Xi CURF Poster Competition 2017)
Thesis: Batch Process Electricity Generation from bacteria using scaled-up Microbial fuel Cells
[9] Nicholas J Ribaudo, 2016
(Recipient of Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellowship)
Thesis: A Genome-Scale Modeling Approach to Study the Biofilm Formation of Salmonella typhimurium 
[8] Kathryn O’Donoghue, 2016
Thesis: A Systems Level Approach to Investigate the Antimicrobial Activity of Oleuropein    
[7] Elpitha Soussou, 2016
Thesis: A Mathematical Model of Process Analytical Technology in a Pharmaceutical L β-L Glutamic Acid Post Crystallization Process
[6] Joseph Piro, 2015
Thesis: Flux Balance Anaysis and Essential Gene Knockout of Geobacter metallireducens
[5] Charlotte Eberle, 2015
(Recipient of Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellowship)
Thesis: Development of a Fluent-based Platform to Study the Dynamics of Microbial Fuel Cells
[4] Chenyao Zhang, 2014
Thesis: A Mathematical Model of Dynamic Behavior of Microbial Desalination Cells
[3] Gerald Bauldock Jr., 2014
Thesis: Simulink Model and Controller Design for a Microbial Fuel Cell
[2] Kyle Brundin, 2013
(Recipient of Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellowship)
Thesis: Production of Hydrogen from Glycerol Using Escherichia Coli
[1] Nicolas Giraldo-Wingler, 2013
Thesis: Modeling the Generation of Haptoglobin under Heat Shock Conditions