Esther Lou

Ph.D. Student

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University

GRB 2nd Floor East Wing

6100 Main Street

Houston, TX 77005

gl25 [at]


M.S. Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY

B.S. South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China


Research Interests:

​Novel biochemical waste water treatment technologies including Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR), while also addressing resource recovery and energy saving advantages of it. I am also inquisitive about the fate of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), an emerging concern and proved threat to human health, during the treatment process. 

Other Interests:

I enjoy hiking, traveling and watching movies.