Gislhain Djessi Tchouty

Visiting Scholar from Gabon

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  • Bachelor’s degree (professional license) in Agricultural Sciences from the Masuku University of Sciences and Technologies (USTM) in Franceville, Gabon

Employment & Professional Experience

  • Visiting Scholar with University of Michigan’s Environmental Biotechnology group through REFRESCH program (Oct 2017 – present)
  • Research assistant with REFRESCH program including work with solar panels, water quality sampling, ceramic filters for water treatment, and anaerobic digestion as a technology for organic waste treatment (May 2016 – Oct 2017)
  • Assistant Manager in Olam Palm Mouila – Mouila (June 2014 – July 2014)

Areas of Interest: waste to energy, anaerobic digestion, waste management, organic wastes, sustainability of farms, development in low & middle income countries

Research Projects: Developing a novel dynamic membrane bio-reactor to enhance hydrolysis in anaerobic digestion. (led by Dr. Lutgarde Raskin and Dr. Xavier Fonoll Almansa)

Other Interests:  Playing music (drums, bass, piano), making movies, photography

Conference and Poster Presentations

  • Almansa, X. F., Vedrin, M., Tchouty, G. with invited experts Mary Roach (Loowatt) & Aaron Forbis Stokes (Duke University) (2018, March). Anaerobic Digestion: A Technology to Help Solve Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Related Issues in Developing Countries. Workshop session facilitated at the 2018 Colorado WASH Symposium, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Hayden, A.,Nahata, M., Vedrin, M., Ongonwou, F., Djessi Tchouty F., Binze-Bi-Kumbe F. (2017, February). Assessment of drinking water quality in rural communities near Lambaréné, Gabon, Poster presented at Borchardt Conference: Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water & Wastewater. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Awards and Honors

  • Michigan Sustainability Cases – Award for Inclusion for co-production of the case “Wolf Wars”