The Process and Water Quality Specialists

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Yan Qu, Ph.D.

Yan Qu has a B.S in Environmental Engineering from Shandong University and a Ph.D. from Tongji University, China. She continued her postdoctoral research training with Dr. Michael R. Hoffmann at California Institute of Technology. Dr. Qu has past experience working on design, pilot testing and commercialization of a solar toilet with electrochemical treatment as the core technology, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge. Her doctoral graduate work focused on the degradation of perfluorinated chemicals and NDMA in the aqueous phase by utilizing an advanced reduction process. Dr. Qu also has past experience with a bench-scale adsorption process for perfluorinated chemicals. Her interests span a wide range of water quality issues, including advanced oxidation/reduction treatment and water reuse.