Xiaoxia Liu

PhD Researcher


My research explore the effect of magnetic field on the interaction between drinking water bacteria and divalent ions such as calcium. Different methods such as advanced microscopy, bacterial culturing, and molecular analysis are applied. The processes of bofilm formation, biocrystallization of calcium carbonate , and dynamic of microbial communities are all under the scope of the investigation of my PhD topic.


PhD  Wetsus/University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
MSc Gent University/UCT Prague/UNESCO-IHE 2017
BSc DePauw University, Indiana, United States 2013

Research interests

Microbial induced calcium precipitation, drinking water biofilm, Magnetic water treatment, non-classical nucleation theory, biostability