Siane Luzzi

Research and Teaching Assistant/ Ph.D. Student/M.S.
She/her
BioAgEng Building

1390 Eckles Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Degree
Ph.D.
Advisor
Joe Magner
Education

B.S. in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering by the Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul, Brazil (2016)

M.S. in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (emphasis in Wastewater Treatment using Microalgae), by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA (2019)

Ph.D. student in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (emphasis in Hydrogeology and Nitrate track in water and soils), by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA

Biography

I graduated in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering at the Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul (UFFS), Erechim - Brazil. While in college, I had different research opportunities. I could work with environmental policy and licensing, road ecology, enzymes and second-generation ethanol production. I also went to Canada, at Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, as an exchange student for sixteen months. In Canada, I was working with air and water treatment design. I pursued my Master's degree, at the University of Minnesota (UMN), Twin Cities, in the department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering and Management. During two years my interested was to optimize microalgae production while recycling the nutrients from dairy wastewater. The final product (sterilized and dried microalgae biomass) was used to conduct taste preference studies in cattle.

Nowadays, I am a Ph.D. student also at the UMN and in the same department. My current research is focused in the different settings and pathways of the nitrogen in the soil and groundwater. My goal is to work with solutions related to water, groundwater, soil and wastewater interactions, providing a safest environment and resources to the ecosystems.

Areas of Interest

Hydrogelogy, Water Quality, Soils, Wastewater Treatment, Nitrate Track

Select Publications

  • LUZZI, S. C.; Heins, B. J.; Gardner, R. D. Taste preference of Chlorella sp. algae from dairy wastewater by weaned dairy calves. Journal of Dairy Science, Animal Nutrition and Farm Systems Research Short Communication, v. 1, issue 2, p. 41-44, 2020. Accessibly by: https://www.jdscommun.org/article/S2666-9102(20)30033-8/fulltext
  • Artifon, Wagner. et al. Enzymatic hydrolysis behavior on malt bagasse for fermentative sugar disposal in thermostatic and ultrasonic bath. Environmental Quality Management, 2020. Accessible by: https://doi.org/10.1002/tqem.21695
  • Grillo, C. C., et al. BRAZIL ROAD‐KILL: a data set of wildlife terrestrial vertebrate road‐kills. BRAZIL ROAD-KILL: a data set of wildlife terrestrial vertebrate road-kills. ECOLOGY, v. 99, p. 2625-2625, 2018. Accessible by: https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ecy.2464
  • Luzzi, S. C. et al. Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass using ultrasound aiming at obtaining fermentable sugar. Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, v. 35, p. 161-167, 2017.Accessibly by: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10242422.2017.1310206?journalCode=ibab20