, Senior Process Modeling Expert
Alex Rosenthal, PhD, has over ten years of experience in environmental biotechnology and microbial ecology research and education. During his academic career, Alex led multiple applied research initiatives for major US utilities and made novel contributions to our understanding of microbial ecology and biofilm reactors. He specializes in industrial biogas processes, nitrogen and phosphorus removal, biofilm processes, experimental design, and the application of molecular biology methods and tools. His expertise in process modeling and simulation and his commitment to teaching and training are enhancing inCTRL’s ability to effectively transfer industry-leading process expertise to our clients.
Alex received his PhD from the City College of New York, where he focused on the development and optimization of combined nitritation-anammox bioprocesses for sidestream treatment for the New York DEP. Afterwards, he joined George Wells’ research group at Northwestern University as a postdoctoral fellow, where he led an applied research effort to investigate strategies for “mainstream” deployment of combined nitritation-anammox bioprocesses for the MWRD of Greater Chicago. Alex has contributed to scholarly journals in the fields of environmental biotechnology, microbiology, and analytical chemistry, and he is a frequent reviewer for Water Research, Environmental Science & Technology, and Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.
In addition to his research experience, Alex is a committed teacher and mentor at the pre-collegiate, undergraduate, and graduate levels. He has supervised more than twenty undergraduate and graduate researchers with particular emphasis on experimental design and advanced laboratory techniques. Alex’s expertise in process modeling and experimental design paired with an in-depth understanding of microbial ecology will contribute to our model building abilities. Additionally, Alex will be responsible for the future developments and support of SIMBA#biogas, our simulation platform dedicated to the modeling of industrial biogas plants.