Researcher and lecturer on the topics of removal of micropollutants, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance from wastewater, biological nutrient removal at low temperatures. Instructor in 3 internships, 2 Master theses and 1 PhD thesis.
I have 15 years of experience in water and wastewater field both from research and industry. I have master’s degree in microbiology from St-Petersburg State University where I studied water and soil microorganisms. In 2012 I have started my doctoral studies and continued as a post-doctoral researcher in wastewater treatment projects at the Water and environmental engineering research group at Aalto University, Finland. My main research areas are the removal of nitrogen and other nutrients as well as organic micropollutants and microplastics from wastewater at cold climate conditions. I mostly deal with different activated sludge processes including conventional activated sludge, MBR, granular activated sludge etc. Currently I am leading the project focusing on the fate and removal of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes during wastewater treatment.
School of Engineering, Aalto University