Msc. Shengle Huang

Telephone number: 
+32 9/264 59 85
Position: 
Scientific staff
Biography: 

Education: 

  • M.Sc. Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, 2015
  • B.Sc. Ecology, China Agricultural University, China, 2013
  • B.A. Communication Sciences, China Agricultural University, China, 2012

Professional & Research Activities: 

I did my bachelor in Ecology in China Agricultural University, where I developed molecular skills. After that, I moved to the Netherlands to continue my master study in Environmental Science at Wageningen University. During my master thesis, I worked on Chain Elongation, a process that converts organic waste into valuable bulk chemicals with an open culture. After my master study, I spent a few more months in WageningenUR on optimizing UASB-digester process for domestic waste water treatment at low temperature.

Specific research topic:

  • Steering and enhancing medium chain fatty acids production via chain elongation from organic wastewater with electricity

In this project, model-based approaches are combined with experimental work to develop a process that generates medium chain fatty acids from liquid organic streams, e.g. thin stillage, crude glycerol, and molasses, through fermentation coupled with electrochemical steering and extraction. Individual contributions of steering and extraction will be investigated by experimental work, which will contribute to the development of a model that can simulate electro-fermentation based on thermodynamics