Douglas Call

Associate Professor

Dr. Call is an Assistant Professor in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. His research focuses on understanding and optimizing electrochemical and biological technologies that convert wastewater and salinity gradients into electricity. His group uses a suite of electrochemical tools to characterize electrode materials, identify system resistances, and study electron transfer proceses of electricity generating bacteria. He also studies hydrogen gas generation using microbial electrolysis cells and fundamental microbe-to-microbe interactions in methane-producting anaerobic digesters.


  • Biocatalyst Interactions with Gases (BIG) Collaboration
  • Converting Textile Waste to Pumpable Slurry for Biogas Production
  • Harnessing (bio-)electrochemical Technologies as Sustainable Sources for on Demand Precision Agriculture
  • Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center
  • CAREER: Leveraging the Multifunctional Redox Properties of Pyrogenic Materials to Enable Biological Transformations of Aqueous Organic Contaminants
  • An Electroactive Point-of-Use Filter for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Contaminant Removal
  • Recovering High-value Acids from Anaerobic Co-digestion of Municipal Solid and Grease Interceptor Waste Using an Electrically Driven Separation Process
  • EAGER Electrically Driving the Microbial Conversion of Nitrogen Gas into Ammonia
  • Electrically Assisted Sorption and Desorption of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
  • Methane Conversion to Electrical Current using Microbial Electrochemical Technologies
Douglas Call