Associate Professor

Phone: 86-027-87793948

Email: houhuijie@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Microbial electrochemical systems ; Microsensors for environmental applications; Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) for wastewater treatment

Research Interests:

Academic Degrees

Sep. 2006 - Sep. 2011 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Advisor: Dr. Arum Han (Director of NanoBio Systems Lab)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Texas A&M University (Texas, USA)

Sep. 2003 - Mar. 2006 M.E. in Optical Engineering

Advisor: Dr. Guoguang Yang (State Key lab of Modern Optics and Instruments)

Department of Optical Engineering

Zhejiang University (Zhejiang, China)

Sep. 1999 - Jul. 2003 B.E. in Optical and Electrical Engineering

Advisor: Dr. Guoguang Yang (State Key lab of Modern Optics and Instruments)

Department of Optical Engineering

Zhejiang University (Zhejiang, China)

Professional Experience

Apr.2015 - present Associate professor, Huazhong Scholar

School of Environmental Science and Technology, 

Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China)

Jul. 2012 – Feb. 2014 Postdoc Researcher

Advisor: Dr. Bruce E. Logan (Member of the National Academy of Engineering)

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Pennsylvania State University (Pennsylvania, USA)

Sep. 2011 - Jun. 2012 Postdoc Researcher

Advisor: Dr. Guillermo C. Bazan (Director of Center for Polymers and Organic Solids)

Department of Materials and Chemistry & Biochemistry 

University of California, Santa Barbara (California, USA)

Selected Publications

Journal articles 
1. K. M. Zeinu#, H. Hou#, B. Liu, X. Yuan, L. Huang, X. Zhu, J. Hu*, J. Yang*, S. Liang, X. Wu, “Novel hollow sphere bismuth doped mesoporous carbon nanocomposite material derived from sustainable biomass for picomolar electrochemical detection of Lead and Cadmium”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016(4), 13967-13979
2. X. Wang, D. Zhong, H. Hou, Q. Gu, R. Yang, J. Chen*, J. Yang, L. Wang*, “Catalytic degradation of PNP and stabilization/solidification of Cd simultaneously in soil using microwave-assisted Fe-bearing attapulgite”, Chemical. Eng. J., 2016(304), 747-756.
3. X. Wang, J. Zhang, L. Wang*, J. Chen*, H. Hou, J. Yang, X. Lu, “Long-term stability of FeSO4 and H2SO4 treated chromite ore processing residue (COPR): importance of H+ and SO42−”, J. Hazadous Mater., under revision.
4. J. Dong, X. Wu, Y. Chen, N. Brandon, X. Li, J. Yang, J. Yu, W. Zhang, Y. Hu, W. Yu, J. Wang, S. Liang, J. Hu, H. Hou, B. Liu, C. Yang,”A study on Pb2+/Pb electrodes for soluble lead redox flow cells prepared with methanesulfonic acid and recycled lead”, J. App. Electrochem., 2016(46), 861-868
5. J. Chen, D. Zhong, H. Hou, C. Li, J. Yang, H. Zhou, L. Hu, L. Wang, "Ferrite as an effective catalyst for HCB removal in soil: Characterization and catalytic performance”, Chem. Eng. J., 2016(294), 246-253
6. X. Yuan, J. Hu, J. Xu, Y. Hu, W. Zhang, J. Dong, S. Liang, H. Hou, X. Wu, "The effect of barium sulfate-doped lead oxide as a positive active material on the performance of lead acid batteries", RSC Adv. ,2016(6), 27205-27212
7. J. Liu, H. Hou*, X. Chen, G. C. Bazan, H. Kashima, B.E. Logan*, “Conjugated oligoelectrolyte represses hydrogen oxidation by Geobacter sulfurreducens in microbial electrolysis cells”, Bioelectrochemistry, 2015(106),379-382
8. C. Erbay, X. Pu, W. Choi, M. -J. Choi, Y. Ryu, H. Hou, F. Lin, P. de Figueiredo, C. Yu, and A. Han, “Control of Geometrical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Electrodes towards High-Performance Microbial Fuel Cells”, J. Power Sources, 2015(280), 347-354
9. H. Hou, X. Chen, J. Liu, X. Zhu, G. C. Bazan, and B. E. Logan, “Repression of Hydrogen Uptake using Conjugated Oligoelectrolyte in Microbial Electrolysis Cells”, Int. J. Hydrogen Energ. 2014 (39), 19407-19415
10. J. Liu, G. M. Geise, X. Luo, H. Hou, F. Zhang, Y. Feng, M. Hickner, B. E. Logan, “Patterned ion exchange membranes for improved power production in microbial reverse-electrodialysis cells”, J. Power Sources, 2014 (271), 437-443
11. L. Ren, Y. Ahn, H. Hou, F. Zhang, and B. Logan, “Electrochemical study of multi-electrode microbial fuel cells under fed-batch and continuous flow conditions”, J.Power Sources, 2014 (257), 454-460
12. R. Fei, H. Hou, D. Munoz-Pinto, A. Han, M. S. Hahn, and M. A. Grunlan, “Thermoresponsive Double Network Micropillared Hydrogels for Controlled Cell Release”, Macromol. Biosci., 2014(14), 1346-1352
13. H. Hou, X. Chen, A. W. Thomas, C. Catania, N. D. Kirchhofer, L. E. Garner, A. Han, and G. C. Bazan,  “Conjugated Oligoelectrolytes Increase Power Generation in E. coli Microbial Fuel Cells”, Adv. Mater., 2013(25), 1593-1597
14. A. Han*, H. Hou, L. Li, H. Kim and P. de Figueiredo, “Microfabricated Devices in Microbial Bioenergy Sciences”, Trends Biotechnol., 2013(4), 225-232
15. H. Hou, L. Li, C. U. Ceylan, P. de Figueiredo, and A. Han, “A Microfluidic Microbial Fuel Cell Array that Supports Long-Term Multiplexed Analysis of Electricigens”, Lab Chip, 2012 (12), 4151-4159
16. H. Hou, L. Li, Y. Cho, P. de Figueiredo and A. Han, “Microfabricated Microbial Fuel Cell Arrays Reveal Electrochemically Active Microbes”, PLoS ONE, 2009(8), pp.e6570.
17. H. Hou, L. Li, P. de Figueiredo, and A. Han, "Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cell Array: A Device for Identifying and Characterizing Electrochemically Active Microbes,” Biosens. Bioelectron., 2011(5), 2680-2684.
18. H. Hou, W. Kim, M. A. Grunlan and A. Han, “A Thermoresponsive Hydrogel Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Micropatterning Method using Microfluidic Techniques”, J. Micromech. Microeng. , 2009(19), pp.127001. 
19. H. Hou, Y. Hou, M. A. Grunlan, D. J. Munoz-Pinto, M. S. Hahn and A. Han, “Micropatterning of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) PNIPAAm Hydrogels: Effects on Thermosensitivity and Cell Release Behavior”, Sens. Mater., 2010(22), pp.109-120.
20. Y. Hou, A. R. Matthews, A. M. Smitherman, A. S. Bulick, M. S. Hahn, H. Hou, A. Han and M. A. Grunlan, “Thermoresponsive Nanocomposite Hydrogels with Cell-Releasing Behavior”, Biomaterials, 2008(29), 3175-3184.
21. H. Hou, J. Bai, G. Yang, “Research on Image Processing of Two-Dimensional Plan of the Hemispheric Panoramic Imaging System”, Acta Photonica Sinica (Chinese), 2006(11), 1686-1688.
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22. H. Hou, J. Bai, G. Yang, "Research on Image Processing of the Three-dimensional Image of Panoramic Lens", Opt. Instrum. (Chinese), 2005(6), 43-47.


Book Chapter
Chapter “Microfabricated Microbial Fuel Cell Arrays Reveal Electrochemically Active Microbes” in “Recent Advances in Microbiology”, Apple Academic Press, ISBN 9781926692715 Conference proceedings (Peer reviewed)
23. H. Hou, L. Li, P. de Figueiredo, and A. Han, “A Microfluidic Microbial Fuel Cell Array for Multiplexed Long-Term Parallel Analysis of Microbial Activities”, The 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2011), Seattle, WA, 2011, pp. 1424-1426.
24. H. Hou, C. Ceylan, L. Li, P, de Figueiredo and A. Han, “ A Microfluidic Microbial Fuel Cell Array for Electrochemically-active Microbe Screening and Analysis”, The 14th µTAS 2010, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2010, pp. 677-679.
25. H. Hou, L. Li, Y. Cho, P, de Figueiredo and A. Han, “A Microfabricated Microbial Fuel Cell Array for High Throughput Screening (HTS) of Electricity Generating Microbes from Environment”, The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro mechanical Systems, Hong Kong, China, 2010, pp. 1191-1194.
26. H. Hou, L. Li, P. de Figueiredo, and A. Han, “Air-cathode microbial fuel cell array for electrochemically active microbe screening,” 239th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2010 SCI

Conference & symposium presentations
27. H. Hou (Invited Speaker), “Microfabricated microbial fuel cell arrays for environmental microorganism screening and nanomaterial-cell interface studies”, Optofluidics 2016, Beijing, China, 2016
28. 侯慧杰, “共轭寡聚电解质在微生物电解池中对硫还原地杆菌进行氢气氧化抑制的研究”, 2015 中国 环境科学学会年会,中国 广东深圳, 2015
29. G. C. Bazan, L. Garner, A. Thomas, H. Hou, Jenny Du, N. Kirchhoffer, J. Sumner, D. Lovely and Bruce Logan,” Conjugated oligoelectrolytes for bioelectronic applications”, NA-ISMET, 2014, pp. 9
30. C. Erbay, X. Pu, W. Choi, M. Choi, H. Hou, P. de Figueiredo, C. Yu, and A. Han,” Effect of physical and geometrical properties of carbon nanotube anodes on microbial fuel cells”, NA-ISMET, 2014, pp. 19
31. C. Catania, H. Yan, X. Chen, H. Hou, B. Logan, G. Bazan,” Enhancement of microbial fuel cell performance with membrane intercalating conjugated oligoelectrolytes (COEs)”, NA-ISMET, 2014, pp. 26
32. H. Hou, X. Chen, A. Han, and G. Bazan, “Oligoelectrolytes Facilitate Electron Transfer in Microbial Fuel Cells”, The 2012 NA-ISMET meeting, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2012
33. H. Hou, L. Li, P. de Figueiredo, and A. Han, “A Microfluidic Microbial Fuel Cell Array for Multiplexed Long-Term Parallel Analysis of Microbial Activities”, The 15th µTAS 2011, Seattle, WA, 2011.
34. H. Hou, C. U. Ceylan, L. Li, P. de Figueiredo, and A. Han, “A microbial fuel cell array with microfluidic cathodes for the parallel analysis of electricigens”, The 1st North American Bioelectric Systems Meeting, Amherst, MA, 2010.
35. H. Hou, L. Li, P. de Figueiredo, and A. Han, “Air-cathode microbial fuel cell array for electrochemically active microbe screening,” 239th ACS National Meeting, CA, 2010.
36. H. Hou, L. Li, Y. Cho, P. de Figueiredo, and A. Han, “Microfabricated Microbial Fuel Cell Array for Screening of Electrochemically Active Microbes,” 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2010.
37. H. Hou, W. Kim, and A. Han, “A Method for Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Micropatterning Controlled by Microfluidics,” The 26th Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, TX, 2009.
38. H. Hou, Y. Hou, M. A. Grunlan, D. J. Munoz-Pinto, M. S. Hahn, and A. Han, “Thermosensitivity and Surface Properties of Microstructured Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) for Regulated Cell Release,” The 26th Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research (HSEMB), Houston, TX, 2009.
39. H. Hou, Y. Hou, M. A. Grunlan, D. J. Munoz-Pinto, M. S. Hahn, and A. Han, “Regulating Thermosensitivity and Surface Properties of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) through Micropatterning”, The 2008 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2008.
40. H. Hou, W. Kim and A. Han, “Micropatterning of a Photocurable Hydrogel in a Microfluidic System”, The 2008 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2008.
41. M. A. Grunlan, Y. Hou, H. Hou, A. Han, “Thermoresponsive Composite Hydrogels: Micropatterning and Self-Cleaning Behavior,” MRS Spring Meeting 2008, San Francisco, CA, 2008.
 

Project

Jul. 2012 –Feb. 2014   Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State University  

Microbial fuel cell modeling and simulation

Jul. 2012 – Feb. 2014   Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State University 

The influence of Conjugated Oligoelectrolytes (COEs) to the performance of microbial electrolysis cells (MECs)

Sep. 2011 - Jun. 2012   Department of Chemistry&Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara

Conjugated oligomer semiconducting materials facilitating microbial/electrode electron transfer in microbial fuel cell and microbial electrosynthesis applications

Jul. 2008  - Sep. 2011   Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TAMU

Development of high throughput microbial fuel cell array revealing electrically active microbes 

Sep. 2006 – Jul. 2008   Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TAMU

Thermoresponsive hydrogels with cell-releasing behavior 

Sep. 2006 – Jul. 2008   Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TAMU 

Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) for bimolecular analysis

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