John (Jay) Regan

Cofunded Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Professor of Environmental Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Summary

Research interests include biological processes with an emphasis on nutrient removal, regrowth in drinking water distribution systems, fermentative biological hydrogen production, microbial fuel cells, methanogenic systems and molecular microbial ecology.

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Recent Publications

Enumeration of exoelectrogens in microbial fuel cell effluents fed acetate or wastewater substrates

Kim, K. Y., Rossi, R., Regan, J. M. & Logan, B. E., Jan 15 2021, In: Biochemical Engineering Journal. 165, 107816.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Critical review of polyphosphate and polyphosphate accumulating organisms for agricultural water quality management

Saia, S. M., Carrick, H. J., Buda, A. R., Regan, J. M. & Todd Walter, M., Mar 2 2021, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 55, 5, p. 2722-2742 21 p.

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Impact of cathodic electron acceptor on microbial fuel cell internal resistance

Lawson, K., Rossi, R., Regan, J. M. & Logan, B. E., Nov 2020, In: Bioresource technology. 316, 123919.

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Quantifying the factors limiting performance and rates in microbial fuel cells using the electrode potential slope analysis combined with electrical impedance spectroscopy

Rossi, R., Hall, D. M., Wang, X., Regan, J. M. & Logan, B. E., Jul 10 2020, In: Electrochimica Acta. 348, 136330.

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Organotrophic acid-tolerant microorganisms enriched from an acid mine drainage affected environment as inoculum for microbial fuel cells

Leiva-Aravena, E., Leiva, E., Zamorano, V., Rojas, C., Regan, J. M. & Vargas, I. T., Aug 15 2019, In: Science of the Total Environment. 678, p. 639-646 8 p.

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Full cell simulation and the evaluation of the buffer system on air-cathode microbial fuel cell

Ou, S., Kashima, H., Aaron, D. S., Regan, J. M. & Mench, M. M., 2017, In: Journal of Power Sources. 347, p. 159-169 11 p.

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Electrochemically active microorganisms from an acid mine drainage-affected site promote cathode oxidation in microbial fuel cells

Rojas, C., Vargas, I. T., Bruns, M. A. & Regan, J. M., Dec 2017, In: Bioelectrochemistry. 118, p. 139-146 8 p.

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Evidence for polyphosphate accumulating organism (PAO)-mediated phosphorus cycling in stream biofilms under alternating aerobic/anaerobic conditions

Saia, S. M., Sullivan, P. J., Regan, J. M., Carrick, H. J., Buda, A. R., Locke, N. A. & Walter, M. T., Jun 2017, In: Freshwater Science. 36, 2, p. 284-296 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Kinetic study on anaerobic oxidation of methane coupled to denitrification

Yu, H., Kashima, H., Regan, J. M., Hussain, A., Elbeshbishy, E. & Lee, H. S., Sep 2017, In: Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 104, p. 47-55 9 p.

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Step-feed strategy enhances performance of unbuffered air-cathode microbial fuel cells

Zhang, L., Zhu, X., Li, J., Kashima, H., Liao, Q. & Regan, J. M., 2017, In: RSC Advances. 7, 54, p. 33961-33966 6 p.

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