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Siming Chen


Where is he now?

Postdoctoral Associate

University of Minnesota


Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, 2019

B.S. Environmental Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, 2014 

Research while at USC

Siming's research focused on the use of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) to recover energy

from dissolved methane and other constituents in anaerobic effluents.


1. Chen, S. and A.L. Smith, 2017. Methane-driven microbial fuel cells recover energy and

mitigate dissolved methane emissions from anaerobic effluents. Environmental Science: Water

Research & Technology. DOI: 10.1039/C7EW00293A

Conference Presentations

  1. Chen, S. and A.L. Smith, 2017. Mitigation of fugitive methane emissions from anaerobic treatment processes using microbial fuel cells. 15th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, October 18-20, Beijing, China.

  2. Chen, S. and A.L. Smith, 2015. Methane-driven microbial fuel cell for dissolved methane management in anaerobic effluents. 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, August 16-20, Boston, Massachusetts.

  3. Chen, S. and A.L. Smith, 2017. Impact of hydraulic retention time and temperature on microbial fuel cells treating methane-rich anaerobic effluent. AEESP Conference, June 20-22, Ann Arbor, Michigan. (poster)

  4. Chen, S. and A.L. Smith, 2016. Elucidating the anodic community structure of a methane-powered microbial fuel cell. ISME 2016 Conference, August 21-26, Montreal, Canada. (poster)


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