Olivier Patrick LEFEBVRE





Assistant Professor


Postal Address: Department of Civil and
  Environmental Engineering
  National University of Singapore
  1 Engineering Drive 2, E1A 07-03
  Singapore 117576
Tel: (65)651 62151
Email: ceelop@nus.edu.sg
Office: E1-05-18


Biography

Dr Olivier LEFEBVRE is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research work is mainly in the fields of electrochemical technologies, advanced oxidations processes, industrial wastewater treatment, technology transfer and water reuse. He is also an adjunct Professor at the Research Institute of Mines and Environment of the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and a management committee member of the specialist group on water reuse, within the International Water Association. An agronomic engineer by formation, Olivier obtained his Ph.D. from Supagro Montpellier in 2005, on a collaborative work between the Narbonne laboratory of the French National Research Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Anna University in Chennai, India. The topic was related to biological treatment of tannery wastewater.

Positions held

  • 2014-Present:Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NUS
  • 2011-2014: Senior Research Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NUS
  • 2006-2010: Research Fellow, Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, NUS

Qualifications

  • 2005: PhD (Environmental Engineering), Montpellier SupAgro, France
  • 2002: M.Sc. (agronomy), Montpellier SupAgro, France
  • 1999: B.Sc. (biology), Paul Cezanne University, Marseille, France

Honours & Awards

  • 2017: Engineering Educator Award
  • 2016: Annual Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2016: "Most Disruptive Technology" Award for developing the electro-Fenton technology, Singapore International Water Week Hydro Pitch Day, 11 July 2016
  • 2016: Best Student Poster Award for "Electro-Fenton Combined with anodic oxidation for industrial water treatment and reuse", Singapore International Water Week 2016
  • 2016: Singapore Science & Engineering Fair Gold Award for "Designing a photo-electro-catalytic reactor with transparent electrodes for advanced wastewater treatment"
  • 2015: Outstanding Reviewer - Process Biochemistry (IF = 2.529)

Professional Activities

  • 2014-Present: Administrator and Webmaster of the IWA Water Reuse Specialist Group
  • 2012-Present: Adjunct Professor at the Research Institute of Mines and Environment, University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)

Teaching Areas

  • Environmental Engineering Principles
  • Environmental Processes
  • Sludge & Solid Waste Management
  • Engineering Professionalism

Research Interests

  • Industrial wastewater treatment
  • Environmental electrochemistry
  • Advanced oxidations processes
  • Technology transfer
  • Water reuse
  • Engineering education and pedagogy

Selected Publications (2012-2016)

  1. Mousset E., Ko Z.T., Syafiq M., Wang Z., Lefebvre O., 2016. Electrocatalytic activity enhancement of a graphene ink-coated carbon cloth cathode for oxidative treatment. Electrochimica Acta. In press.
  2. Mousset E., Wang Z., Lefebvre O., 2016. Electro-Fenton for control and removal of micropollutants - process optimization and energy efficiency. Water Science and Technology. 74(9), 2068-2074.
  3. Mousset E., Wang Z., Hammaker J., Lefebvre O., 2016. Physico-chemical properties of pristine graphene and its performance as electrode material for electro-Fenton treatment of wastewater. Electrochimica Acta. 214, 217-230.
  4. Ilango A., Lefebvre O., 2016. Characterizing properties of biochar produced from simulated human feces and its potential applications. Journal of Environmental Quality. 45(2), 734-742.
  5. Al-Mamun A., Lefebvre O., Baawain M.S., Ng H.Y., 2016. A sandwiched denitrifying biocathode in a microbial fuel cell for electricity generation and waste minimization. International Journal of Environmental Science & Technology. 13(4), 1055-1064.
  6. Lefebvre O., Hu J., Ong S.L., Ng H.Y., 2015. Optimization of resource and water recovery from urine. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination. 6(2), 229-234.
  7. Thepsuparungsikul N., Ng T.C., Lefebvre O., Ng H.Y., 2014. Different types of carbon nanotube-based anodes to improve microbial fuel cell performance. Water Science and Technology. 69(9), 1900-1910.
  8. Shi X., Lefebvre O., Ng K.K., Ng H.Y., 2014. Sequential anaerobic-aerobic treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater with high salinity. Bioresource Technology. 153, 79-86.
  9. Lefebvre O., Shi X., Wu C.H., Ng H.Y., 2014. Biological treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater from the antibiotics industry. Water Science and Technology. 69(4), 855-861.
  10. Lefebvre O., Shi X., Tein J.G., Ng H.Y., 2013. Suitability of ozone pre-treatment for amoxicillin wastewater. Water Science and Technology. 68(11), 2492-2496.
  11. Lefebvre O., Tan Z., Shen Y., Ng H.Y., 2013. Optimization of a microbial fuel cell for wastewater treatment using recycled scrap metals as a cost-effective cathode material. Bioresource Technology. 127, 158-164.
  12. Lefebvre O., Neculita C.M., Yue X., Ng H.Y., 2012. Bioelectrochemical treatment of acid mine drainage dominated with iron. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 241, 411-417.
  13. Lefebvre O., Tan Z., Kharkwal S., Ng H.Y., 2012. Effect of increasing anodic NaCl concentration on microbial fuel cell performance. Bioresource Technology. 112, 336-340.
  14. Shen Y., Lefebvre O., Tan Z., Ng H.Y., 2012. Microbial fuel-cell-based toxicity sensor for fast monitoring of acidic toxicity. Water Science and Technology. 65(7), 1223-1228.
  15. Lefebvre O., Tang Z., Fung M.P.H., Chua D.H.C., Chang I.S., Ng H.Y., 2012. Electrical performance of low cost cathodes prepared by plasma sputtering deposition in microbial fuel cells. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 31(1), 164-169.

  16. Book Chapters (2012-2016)

  17. Lefebvre O., Ng K.K., Tang K.Y., Ng H.Y., 2013. Hybrid processes, new generation membranes and novel MBR designs. In: Membrane biological reactors: theory, modeling, design, management and applications to wastewater reuse, Hai F.I., Yamamoto K., Lee C.H. IWA publishing, 377-398.
  18. Tan C.H., Lefebvre O., Zhang J., Ng H.Y., Ong S.L., 2012. Membrane processes for desalination: overview. In: Membrane technology and environmental applications, Zhang T.C., Surampalli R.Y., Vigneswaran S., Tyagi R.D., Ong S.L., Kao C.M. ASCE publishing, 298-330.
  19. Lazarova V., Lefebvre O., Conrad S., Liu Y., Cornel P., Choo K.H., 2012. Summary and concluding remarks - solving the water-energy nexus for tomorrow. In: Water-energy interactions in water reuse, Lazarova V., Choo K.H., Cornel P. IWA publishing, 315-321.

  20. Conferences (2012-2016)

  21. Lefebvre O., Prakash S. A quantitative study of the role of active learning and engagement in improving environmental engineering students’ learning performance. In: World Engineering Education Forum & Global Engineering Deans Council. November 06-10, 2016, Seoul, Korea. Oral Presentation.
  22. Mousset E., Wang Z., Lefebvre O. Biodegradability improvement of wastewater from the electronics industry by electro-Fenton. In: IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition. October 09-13, 2016, Brisbane, Australia. Poster.
  23. Mousset E., Wang Z., Lefebvre O. Electro-Fenton combined with anodic oxidation for industrial water treatment and reuse. In: Water Convention - Singapore International Water Week. July 10-15, 2016, Singapore. Poster.
  24. Mousset E., Ko Z.T., Wang Z., Lefebvre O. Enhancement of electrocatalytic activity of carbon-based cathodes for electrochemical wastewater treatment. In: International Conference on Electrified Interfaces. July 03-08, 2016, Singapore. Oral Presentation.
  25. Mousset E., Wang Z., Lefebvre O. Electro-Fenton for control and removal of micropollutants - process optimization. In: Micropol & Ecohazard Conference 2015. November 22-25, 2015, Singapore. Oral Presentation.
  26. Lefebvre O. Investigating biochar production from simulated human faeces for various applications. In: 2nd International Conference on Terra Preta Sanitation & Decentralized Wastewater System. November 19-21, 2015, Goa, India. Oral Presentation.
  27. Mousset E., Wang Z., Lefebvre O. Towards a more competitive advanced electrochemical technology: new carbon-based electrode combination for wastewater treatment. In: The 66th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry. October 04-09, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan. Oral presentation.
  28. Mousset E., Wang Z., Syafiq bin Ahmad M., Lefebvre O. Graphene-based electrodes: a new promising material for a more competitive electro-Fenton technology. In: The 66th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry. October 04-09, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan. Oral presentation.
  29. Mousset E., Wang Z., Syafiq bin Ahmad M., Lefebvre O. Electro-Fenton treatment of wastewater from the electronics industry. In: The 10th IWA International Conference on Water Reuse. July 05-09, 2015, Harbin, China. Oral presentation.
  30. Lefebvre O., Ilango A., Ng H.Y. Biochar production from human faeces simulants. In: IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition. September 21-26, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal. Oral presentation.
  31. Lefebvre O., Wang M., Ng H.Y. Tackling the sanitation challenge with water and energy reuse from human waste. In: The 9th IWA International Conference on Water Reuse. October 27-31, 2013, Windhoek, Namibia. Oral presentation.
  32. Lefebvre O., Shi X., Tein J.G., Ng H.Y. Suitability of ozone pre-treatment for amoxicillin wastewater. In: The 10th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Waste Water Technologies. June 2-6, 2013, Bordeaux, France. Oral presentation.
  33. Lefebvre O., Ng H.Y. Bioelectrochemical systems for energy recovery from wastewater: lessons from and for the wine industry. In: The 6th IWA International Specialized Conference on Sustainable Viticulture. May 26-29, 2013, Narbonne, France. Oral presentation.
  34. Lefebvre O., Shi X., Ng H.Y. Biological treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater from the antibiotics industry. In: IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition. September 16-21, 2012, Busan, South Korea. Oral presentation.

Last Updated on 30 Dec 2016, by Department of Civil and Environmental Enginering