Esther Lou

Ph.D. Student

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rice University

GRB 2nd Floor East Wing

6100 Main Street

Houston, TX 77005


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.