Gang Liu

Assistant Professor

TU Delft

Biography

Dr. Gang Liu started his Assistant Professor (tenure track) position at TU Delft since July 2016. Gang finished his PhD research in 2013 at the Sanitary Engineering of TU Delft on the direction of drinking water microbiological water quality during distribution. Afterwards, he has been working as researcher at Oasen Drink Water and guest researcher at TU Delft continuing researches on particles and microbes in drinking water distribution system with a special focus on the transition effects of changing supply water quality on water distribution. He is now sharing 2 days a week (Thursdays and Fridays) at TU Delft and 3 days a week at Oasen Drink Water.

His current research interests focus on particles and microbes in drinking water,
including characteristics and fate of particle-associated bacteria, formation
and releasing of loose deposits and biofilm in drinking water distribution
system, transition effects of changing environmental conditions (e.g.
temperature, hydraulics, pipe material and water quality) on the microbial
ecology of drinking water distribution system, opportunistic pathogens and
microbial indicators in drinking water (e.g. Legionella and Mycobacterium),
smart tools for monitoring water quality changes (e.g smart water meter, online
particle monitoring system). With the ambition of going deeper than simply
scanning, so as to achieve goals of understanding, predicting and managing the
microbes in distribution system, he is now applying advanced environmental
biotechnology (e.g. illumina hiseq sequencing, multi-omics and Droplet Digital
PCR) and developing pipelines for drinking water microbes’ study. His research
covers produced water from conventional treatment processes (rapid sand
filtration, slow sand filtration), membrane technologies (UF, NF and RO) and
the new proposed one step RO combined with river bank filtration.

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