Dr. Zen He
Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Zhen “Jason” He studies and develops microbial fuel-cell systems that generate electricity from wastewater. His lab is currently trying to increase the scale of the fuel-cells, which are currently not large enough to develop significant amounts of energy. If successful, the fuel-cells may also be able to purify water and power a separate desalination process.
Microbial fuel cells, biological wastewater treatment, bio-electrochemical removal of nitrogen, photosyntrophic bio-electricity production, environmental bioelectrochemistry and bio-electrochemical desalination. His work includes, but is not limited to: bioelectricity generation using microbial fuel cells (MFCs), sustainable desalination technology, water treatment, biological nutrient removal, bio- electrochemical remediation, photosynthetic process, and microbial ecology in natural or engineered systems.
Student Filmmaker: Nick Eason
Project Director and Producer: Ryan Sarnowski
Producer: Jenny Plevin
Associate Producer: James Michaels
Post-Production Specialists: Travis Torok & Kyle Probst
Animations: Danny D’Acquisto