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Degrees

• Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan(2016-present)

• Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(2016)

• M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China(2011)

• B.E. in Environmental Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing,P.R. China(2008)

Honors and Awards:

• Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Microbiology of the Built Environment Postdoctoral Fellowship, USA, 09/2016

• American Water Works Association WQTC Student Best Paper Award, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 11/2015

• Yee Memorial Fund Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA, 03/2015

• Abbott Lab Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA, 08/2011

• May Fourth Fellowship, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China, 10/2010

• Runner-up in Shenwan Cup Academic Speech Contest, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China, 04/2010

• Outstanding Student Award, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China, 06/2010

• Outstanding Social Work Award, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China, 10/2009

• Social Work Fellowship, Innovation fellowship, Spiritual civilization fellowship, Hohai University, Nanjing, P. R. China, 09/2004-06/2008

•Runner-up in National Mathematical Modeling Contest, P. R. China, 10/2006

•National Scholarship, Hohai University, Nanjing, P. R. China, 10/2005

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

1. Yun Shen, Conghui Huang, Wenjing Wu, Rosa Espinosa-Marzal, Wen-Tso Liu, Thanh H. Nguyen. Effect of Water Hardness and Scale Inhibitors on Chemical Composition, Structure, and Stiffness of Simulated Drinking Water Biofilms. In Preparation for March 2017 submission to Nature Communication.

2. Yun Shen, Jun Li, Conghui Huang, Nicholas J. Ashbolt, Wen-Tso Liu, Thanh H. Nguyen. Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment for Legionella pneumophila in a Chlorinated Premise Plumbing Systems. In Preparation for May 2017 submission to Water Research.

3. Yun Shen, Jun Li, Conghui Huang, Wenjing Wu, Nicholas J. Ashbolt, Wen-Tso Liu, Thanh H. Nguyen. Effect of Disinfectant Exposure on Legionella pneumophila Associated with Simulated Drinking Water Biofilms: Release, Inactivation, and Infectivity. Environmental Science & Technology, 2017, 51 (4), 2087–2095

4. Yun Shen, Conghui Huang, Guillermo L. Monroy, Dao Janjaroen, Nicolas Derlon, Rosa EspinosaMarzal, Eberhard Morgenroth, Stephen A. Boppart, Nicholas J. Ashbolt, Wen-Tso Liu, Thanh H. Nguyen. Response of Simulated Drinking Water Biofilm Mechanical and Structural Properties to LongTerm Disinfectant Exposure. Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50 (4), 1779-1787

5. Yun Shen, Guillermo L. Monroy, Nicolas Derlon, Dao Janjaroen, Conghui Huang, Eberhard Morgenroth, Stephen A. Boppart, Nicholas J. Ashbolt, Wen-Tso Liu, Thanh H. Nguyen. Role of Biofilm Roughness and Hydrodynamic Conditions in Legionella Pneumophila Adhesion to and Detachment from Simulated Drinking Water Biofilms. Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49 (7), 4274-4282

6. Yun Shen, Hyunjung Kim, Meiping Tong, and Qingyun Li. Influence of Solution Chemistry on the Deposition and Detachment Kinetics of RNA on Silica Surfaces. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 2011, 82, 443-449.

7. Meiping Tong, Yun Shen, Haiyang Yang, Hyunjung Kim. Deposition Kinetics of MS2 Bacteriophages on Clay Mineral Surfaces. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 2012, 92, 340-347.

8. Meiping Tong, Jiali Ding, and Yun Shen. Influence of Biofilm on the Transport of Fullerene (C60) Nanoparticles in Porous Media. Water Research. 2010, 44, 1094-1103.

9. Guoyu Long, Pingting Zhu, Yun Shen, and Meiping Tong. Influence of Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) on Deposition Kinetics of Bacteria. Environmental Science & Technology. 2009, 43, 2308-2314.

Conference Presentations

1. Effect of water chemical composition on chemical composition, structure, and stiffness of simulated drinking water biofilms. (ORAL) 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 21-25, 2016

2. Response of Simulated Drinking Water Biofilm Mechanical and Structural Properties to Long-Term Disinfectant Exposure. (ORAL) 2015 Water Quality Technology Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 15-19, 2015

3. Effect of Long-Term Disinfectant Exposure on Mechanical and Structural Properties of Biofilms. (ORAL, Session Chair) IWA Biofilm Conference 2015, Arosa, Switzerland, Aug 23-26, 2015

4. The Role of Biofilms Roughness and Hydrodynamic Conditions on Legionella pneumophila Adhesion to and Detachment from Simulated Drinking Water Biofilms. (ORAL, Invited Presentation) 2014 Water Quality Technology Conference, Louisiana, New Orleans, November 16-20, 2014

5. Deposition Kinetics of Legionella pneumophila on Groundwater Biofilms Grown on PVC Coupons. (ORAL) 2013 Water Quality Technology Conference, Long Beach, California, November 3-7, 2013

6. Drinking Water Biofilm Physical Property Change during Long-Term Disinfection: Implication on Pathogen Transmission. (POSTER) 2015 AEESP Research and Education Conference, New Haven, Connecticut, June 13-16, 2015

7. Adhesion Kinetics of Legionella pneumophila onto Copper, PVC, and Biofilms Dependent on Cell Starvation and Surface Roughness. (POSTER) 2014 Water Quality Technology Conference, Louisiana, New Orleans, November 16-20, 2014

8. Detachment of Legionella pneumophila from Groundwater Biofilms Grown on PVC Coupons. (POSTER) 2014 Borchardt Conference in Michigan, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 25-26, 2014

Contact Information

  • 1351 Beal Avenue, 219 EWRE, Ann Arbor, MI 48108,
  • E-mail: yunshen@umich.edu ,