Engineering phytoecosystems for water quality and health

About us

Meet our students!

Our research group currently consists of three graduate students and a ever-changing number of undergraduate students! Read on for personal statements from each student…

 

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Name: Khang Huynh (Huỳnh Vĩnh Khang)

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Education:
o B.S (2002-2006): Nong Lam University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Major: Biotechnology
o M.S (2009-2011): Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
Major: Environmental Studies
o PhD (2013-2018): Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA.
Major: Biosystems Engineering

Hobbies: reading and all sorts of outdoor activities

Research focus: Having been trained in plant biotechnology and environmental sciences, I am interested in studying the interaction of plants and pollutants in soil-water environment. My current research focus on uptake, accumulation and phytometabolism of antibiotics by Arabidopsis.

Year in program: final year

Career goal: university professor

Published articles:
Huynh Vinh Khang, Masayoshi Hatayama, Chihiro Inoue, 2012.  Arsenic accumulation by aquatic macrophyte coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum L.) exposed to arsenite, and the effect of iron on the uptake of arsenite and arsenate. Environmental and Experimental Botany 83, pp. 47-52. (PDF)

Huynh, K., E. Banach, and D. Reinhold, 2018. Transformation, conjugation, and sequestration following uptake of triclocarban by jalapeno pepper plants. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 66 (16): 4032-4043.

Conference presentations:

Khang, H. and Reinhold, D. 2017. International Phytotechnology Conference.  “Phytometabolism of Sulfamethazine by Arabidopsis thaliana.1 Montreal, Canada (September 24 – September 28, 2017).

Khang, H. and Reinhold, D. 2017.  Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Conference, “Environmental fate of triclosan and triclocarban in plant-soil systems receiving biosolids and reclaimed wastewater.1 Ann Arbor, MI (June 20 – June 22, 2017). Oral.

Khang, H. and Reinhold, D. 2017.  Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference, “Phytometabolism of Sulfamethazine by Arabidopsis thaliana.1 Champaign, IL (May 31 – June 1, 2017). Oral.

Khang, H. and Reinhold, D. 2017.  American Ecological Engineering Society, “Phytometabolism of Sulfamethazine by Arabidopsis thaliana.[1] Athens, GA, (May 23 – May 25, 2017). Oral.  [1] *Each are unique presentations using different approaches to assess phytometabolism

Khang, H.1, Banach, E. 1, and Reinhold, D.3 2016. 16th Annual American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting, “Fate and accumulation of triclosan in soil-plant systems receiving treated wastewater irrigation.”  Knoxville, TN (June 7 – 9, 2016). Oral.

Khang Huynh, Emily Banach, Dawn Reinhold, 2015. Accumulation and metabolism of triclocarban by hydroponically grown pepper (Capsicum annuum). American Ecological Engineering Society Conference, Oklahoma, USA.

Khang Huynh, Girish Kasat, Dawn Reinhold, 2014. Uptake and evidence of phytometabolism of triclocarban by the Jalapeno pepper (Capsicum annuum). American Ecological Engineering Society Conference, South Carolina, USA.

Huynh Vinh Khang, Masayoshi Hatayama, Chihiro Inoue, 2011. Investigating the ability of coontail Ceratophyllum demersum for removing arsenic from arsenic-contaminated water. The 45th Annual Conference of Japan Society on Water Environment, Hokkaido, Japan.

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