Jeremy S Guest

Jeremy S Guest
Jeremy S Guest
  • Associate Professor
(217) 244-9247
3221 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg

Primary Research Area

  • Environmental Engineering and Science

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Biography

Dr. Jeremy Guest is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His research focuses on the development of technologies for sustainable water, sanitation, biofuels and bioproducts with applications in both high-income and underserved communities. Professor Guest currently serves as the Acting Associate Director for Research for the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at UIUC, and as the Sustainable Design Lead for the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the Paul L. Busch Award for innovation in applied water quality research from the Water Research Foundation, and the James J. Morgan Environmental Science & Technology Early Career Award for creativity and leadership in his field. His research has been sponsored by a number of agencies including the NSF, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. DOE, the USAID, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Professor Guest's formal training includes a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from Bucknell University and Virginia Tech, respectively, and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan.

Education

  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2007
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Bucknell University, 2005

Academic Positions

  • Acting Associate Director for Research; Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2021-present.
  • Affiliate; Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2020-2023.
  • Associate Professor; Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2019-present.
  • Associate Professor; Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2019-present.
  • Assistant Professor; Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2015-2019.
  • Assistant Professor; Civil and Environmental Engineering; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; December 2011-2019.

Journal Editorships

  • Early Career Editorial Advisory Board: Environmental Science & Technology; an American Chemical Society (ACS) Journal; 2021-2023.
  • Guest Editor: Special Issue on "Resource Recovery from Water: From Concept to Standard Practice"; Water Research, an Elsevier Journal; 2019. Other Guest Editors: Ilje Pikaar (Univ. of Queensland), Francesco Fatone (Università Politecnica delle Marche), Xia Huang (Tsinghua Univ.).
  • Guest Editor: Special Issue on "Anaerobic Technology"; Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology; a Royal Society of Chemistry Journal; 2018. Other Guest Editors: Paige Novak (Univ. of Minnesota), Aijie Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences).
  • Editorial Board Member: Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology; a Royal Society of Chemistry Journal; 2014-2020.

Professional Societies

  • Resource Recovery from Water Cluster; International Water Association (IWA); 2016-present.
  • Management Team Member; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Water and Wastewater Treatment Working Group, within the Modelling and Integrated Assessment Specialist Group, International Water Association (IWA); 2012-2020.
  • Management Team Member; Modelling of Integrated Urban Water Systems (MIUWS) Working Group, within the Modelling and Integrated Assessment Specialist Group, International Water Association (IWA); 2012-2020.

Service on Department Committees

  • Environmental Engineering & Science Laboratory Director (2016-2020)
  • Department Interdisciplinary Oversight Committee (2016-2020)

Research Interests

  • Phototrophic Biotechnology [microalgae; wastewater; biofuel feedstock; process modeling]
  • Resource Recovery from Water [wastewater; nutrients; nitrogen; phosphorus; bioenergy; anaerobic; methane]
  • Sustainable Design [trade-offs across environmental, economic, social dimensions of sustainability; life cycle assessment, LCA; techno-economic analysis, TEA; life cycle costing, LCC; decision-making; technology innovation]
  • Developing Community Sanitation [international development engineering; sub-Saharan Africa; urban slums; rural]
  • Bioenergy and Bioproducts [biorefinery design; perennial agriculture]

Primary Research Area

  • Environmental Engineering and Science

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Selected Articles in Journals

  • Echevarria, D.; Trimmer, J.T.; Cusick, R.D.; Guest, J.S. Defining nutrient colocation typologies for human-derived supply and crop demand to advance resource recovery. Environmental Science & Technology. 2021, 55(15): 10704–10713. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c01389
  • McClelland, D.J.; Wang, B.X.; Cordell, W.; Cortes-Pena, Y.R.; Gilcher, E.B.; Zhang, L.; Guest, J.S.; Pfleger, B.F.; Huber, G.; Dumesic, J.A. Renewable linear alpha-olefins by base-catalyzed dehydration of biologically-derived fatty alcohols. Green Chemistry. 2021, 23: 4338-4354. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1GC00243K
  • Byrne, D.M.; Hamilton, K.; Houser, S.A.; Mubasira, M.; Katende, D.; Lohman, H.A.C.; Trimmer, J.T.; Banadda, N.; Zerai, A.; Guest, J.S. Navigating data uncertainty and modeling assumptions in quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) to support decision-making in an informal settlement. Environmental Science & Technology. 2021, 55(8): 5463–5474. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c05693
  • Li, Y.; Bhagwat, S.S.; Cortes-Peña, Y.R., Ki, D.; Rao, C.V.; Jin, Y.-S.; Guest, J.S. Sustainable lactic acid production from lignocellulosic biomass. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2021, 9(3): 1341-1351. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c08055
  • Shi, R.; Guest, J.S. BioSTEAM-LCA: An integrated modeling framework for agile life cycle assessment of biorefineries under uncertainty. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2020, 8(51): 18903-18914. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c05998
  • Trotochaud, L.; Andrus, R.; Tyson, K.; Miller, G.; Welling, C.; Donaghy, P.; Incardona, J.; Evans, W.; Smith, P.; Oriard, T.; Norris, I.; Stoner, B.; Guest, J.S.; Hawkins, B. Laboratory demonstration and preliminary techno-economic analysis of an onsite wastewater treatment system. Environmental Science & Technology. 2020, 54(24): 16147-16155. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c02755
  • Trimmer, J.T.; Lohman, H.A.C.; Byrne, D.M.; Houser, S.A.; Jjuuko, F.; Katende, D.; Banadda, N.E.; Zerai, A.; Miller, D.C.; Guest, J.S. Navigating multidimensional social-ecological system tradeoffs across sanitation alternatives in an urban informal settlement. Environmental Science & Technology. 2020, 54(19): 12641-12653. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c03296
  • Trimmer, J.T.; Miller, D.C.; Byrne, D.M.; Lohman, H.A.C.; Banadda, N.; Baylis, K.; Cook, S.M.; Cusick, R.D.; Jjuuko, F.; Margenot, A.J.; Zerai, A.; Guest, J.S. Re-envisioning sanitation as a human-derived resource system. Environmental Science & Technology. 2020, 54(17): 10466-10459. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c03318
  • Lohman, H.A.C.; Trimmer, J.T.; Katende, D.; Mubasira, M.; Nagirinya, M.; Nsereko, F.; Banadda, N.; Cusick, R.D.; Guest, J.S. Advancing sustainable sanitation and agriculture through investments in human-derived nutrient systems. Environmental Science & Technology. 2020, 54(15): 9217-9227. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c03764
  • Corominas, L; Byrne, D.M.; Guest, J.S.; Hospido, A.; Roux, P.; Shaw, A.; Short, M. The application of life cycle assessment (LCA) to wastewater treatment: A best practice guide and critical review. Water Research. 2020, 184: 116058 (1-18). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116058
  • Zhang, X.; Lardizabal, A.; Silverman, A.I.; Vione, D.; Kohn, T.; Nguyen, T.H.; Guest, J.S. Global sensitivity analysis of environmental, water quality, photoreactivity, and engineering design parameters in sunlight inactivation of viruses. Environmental Science & Technology. 2020, 54(13): 8401–8410. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c01214
  • Cortes-Peña, Y.; Kumar, D.; Singh, V.; Guest, J.S. BioSTEAM: A fast and flexible platform for the design, simulation, and techno-economic analysis of biorefineries under uncertainty. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2020, 8(8): 3302-3310. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b07040
  • Bauza, V.; Madadi, V.; Ocharo, R.; Nguyen, T.; Guest, J.S. Enteric pathogens from water, hands, surface, soil, drainage ditch, and stream exposure points in a low-income neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. Science of the Total Environment. 2020, 709: 135344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135344
  • Hand, S.; Guest, J.S.; Cusick, R.D. Technoeconomic analysis of brackish water capacitive deionization: Navigating tradeoffs between performance, lifetime, and material costs. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53(22): 13353-13363. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b04347
  • Cruz, H.; Law, Y.; Guest, J.S.; Rabaey, K.; Batstone, D.J.; Laycock, B.; Verstraete, W.; Pikaar, I. Mainstream ammonium recovery to advance sustainable urban wastewater management. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53(19): 11066-11079. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b00603
  • Bauza, V.; Madadi, V.; Ocharo, R.; Nguyen, T.H.; Guest, J.S. Microbial source tracking using 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing identifies evidence of widespread contamination from young children’s feces in an urban slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53(14): 8271-8281. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b06583
  • Trimmer, J.T.; Miller, D.C.; Guest, J.S. Resource recovery from sanitation to enhance ecosystem services. Nature Sustainability, 2019, 2: 681–690. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0313-3
  • Trimmer, J.T.; Margenot, A.J.; Cusick, R.D.; Guest, J.S. Aligning product chemistry and soil context for agronomic reuse of human-derived resources. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53(11): 6501-6510. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b00504
  • Hand, S.; Shang, X.; Guest, J.S.; Smith, K.C.; Cusick, R.D. Global sensitivity analysis to characterize operational limits and prioritize performance goals of capacitive deionization technologies. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53(7): 3748-3756. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b06709
  • Li, Y.; Leow, S.; Dong, T.; Nagle, N.; Knoshaug, E.P.; Laurens, L.; Pienkos, P.; Guest, J.S.; Strathmann, T.J. Demonstration and evaluation of hybrid microalgae aqueous conversion systems for biofuel production. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2019, 7: 5835-5844. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05741
  • Shoener, B.D.; Schramm, S.M.; Béline, F.; Bernard, O.; Martínez, C.; Plósz, B.G.; Snowling, S.; Steyer, J.P.; Valverde-Pérez, B.; Wágner, D.; Guest, J.S. Microalgae and cyanobacteria modeling in water resource recovery facilities: A critical review. Water Research X, 2019, 2: 100024. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wroa.2018.100024
  • Fedders, A.C.; DeBellis, J.L.; Bradley, I.M.; Sevillano-Rivera, M.C.; Pinto, A.J.; Guest, J.S. Comparable nutrient uptake across diel cycles by three distinct phototrophic communities. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53(1): 390-400. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b05874
  • Bradley, I.M.; Sevillano-Rivera, M.C.; Pinto, A.J.; Guest, J.S. Impact of solids residence time on community structure and nutrient dynamics of mixed phototrophic wastewater treatment systems. Water Research, 2019, 150: 271-282. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2018.11.065
  • Lu, L.; Guest, J.S.; Peters, C.A.; Zhu, X.; Rau, G.H.; Ren, Z.J. Wastewater treatment for carbon capture and utilization. Nature Sustainability, 2018, 1(12): 750-758. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-018-0187-9
  • Leow, S.; Shoener, B.D.; Li, Y.; DeBellis, J.L.; Markham, J.; Davis, R.; Laurens, L.M.L.; Pienkos, P.T.; Cook, S.M.; Strathmann, T.J.; Guest, J.S. A unified modeling framework to advance biofuel production from microalgae. Environmental Science & Technology, 2018, 52(22): 13591-13599. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b03663
  • Trimmer, J.T.; Guest, J.S. Recirculation of human-derived nutrients from cities to agriculture across six continents. Nature Sustainability, 2018, 1(8): 427-435. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-018-0118-9
  • Bauza, V.; Byrne, D.M.; Trimmer, J.T.; Lardizabal, A.; Atiim, P.; Asigbee, M.A.K.; Guest, J.S. Child soil ingestion in rural Ghana - Frequency, caregiver perceptions, relationship with household floor material and associations with child diarrhoea. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 2018, 23(5): 558-569. https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.13050

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Guest, J.S.; Trimmer, J.T.; Hand, S.; Li, Y.; Byrne, D.M.; Chambers, K.; Lohman, H.A.C.; Shi, R.; Zhang, X.; Cook, S.M. (Abstract, Invited Presentation) Quantitative Sustainable Design (QSD): A methodology for the prioritization of technology research, development, and deployment. American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring 2021 Virtual National Meeting and Expo. April 5-16, 2021.
  • Cortes-Pena, Y.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation) Enabling the design, simulation, and techno-economic analysis of agile biorefineries in BioSTEAM. AIChE Bioenergy Sustainability Conference. Virtual (due to COVID-19). October 13-15, 2020.
  • Shi, R.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation) Prioritizing research and development needs for sustainable bioenergy production using the integrated modeling framework for agile life cycle assessment of biorefineries. AIChE Bioenergy Sustainability Conference. Virtual (due to COVID-19). October 13-15, 2020.
  • Li, Y.; Bhagwat, S.; Cortes-Pena, Y.; Ki, D.; Rao, C.; Jin, Y.S.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation) Sustainable lactic acid production from lignocellulosic biomass. AIChE Bioenergy Sustainability Conference. Virtual (due to COVID-19). October 13-15, 2020.
  • Bhagwat, S.; Li, Y.; Cortes-Pena, Y.; Jin, Y.S.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation) Sustainable production of traditionally fossil-derived commodities by fermentation of lignocellulosic biomass. AIChE Bioenergy Sustainability Conference. Virtual (due to COVID-19). October 13-15, 2020.
  • Cortes-Pena, Y.R.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation). Expediting biorefinery design, simulation, and techno-economic analysis with BioSTEAM. American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall National Meeting & Exposition. San Francisco, CA. August 17-20, 2020.
  • Li, Y.; Bhagwat, S.S.; Cortes-Peña, Y.R.; Ki, D.; Rao, C.V.; Jin, Y.-S.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation). Evaluating the Sustainability of Lactic Acid Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass. American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall National Meeting & Exposition. San Francisco, CA. August 17-20, 2020.
  • Shi, R.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation). Agile life cycle assessment to prioritize research and development pathways for ethanol and biodiesel production from lipid-cane. American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall National Meeting & Exposition. San Francisco, CA. August 17-20, 2020.
  • Shi, R.; Cortes-Pena, Y.R.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation). Introducing a new quantitative life cycle assessment module for biofuels and bioproducts. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. November 10-15, 2019.
  • Li, Y.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation). Navigating tradeoffs in design of pretreatment strategies for lignocellulosic biomass of varying composition. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Bioenergy Sustainability Conference. Nashville, TN. October 21-22, 2019
  • Shi, R.; Cortes-Pena, Y.R.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation). Integrating life cycle assessment and process design for prioritization of biofuels and bioproducts production. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Bioenergy Sustainability Conference. Nashville, TN. October 21-22, 2019
  • Andrus, R.M.; Trimmer, J.T.; Byrne, D.M.; Lohman, H.A.C.; Morgenroth, E.; Stoner, B.R.; Hawkins, B.T.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation). Prioritizing research and development pathways for decentralized treatment of bodily waste. Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. October 7-11, 2019.
  • Trimmer, J.T.; Lohman, H.A.C.; Byrne, D.M.; Houser, S.A.; Katende, D.; Semakula, D.; Banadda, N.E.; Miller, D.C.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation). Multidimensional tradeoffs across sanitation system alternatives in an informal settlement in Kampala, Uganda. Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. October 7-11, 2019.
  • Lohman, H.A.C.; Trimmer, J.T.; Katende, D.; Mubasira, M.; Nagirinya, M.; Nsereko, F.; Banadda, N.E.; Cusick, R.D.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation). Novel financing strategies to simultaneously advance sanitation and agriculture through nutrient recovery. 3rd International Water Association (IWA) Resource Recovery Conference. Venice, Italy; September 8-12, 2019.
  • Bradley, I.M.; Sevillano-Rivera, M.C.; Pinto, A.J.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation). Impact of Solids Residence Time on Community Structure and Nutrient Dynamics of Mixed Phototrophic Wastewater Treatment Systems. International Water Association (IWA) Conference on Algal Technologies and Stabilization Ponds for Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery. Valladolid, Spain; July 1-2, 2019.
  • Shoener, B.D.; DeBellis, J.L.; Robinson, T.; Holm, W.; Guest, J.S. (Abstract, Presentation). Optimization of model structure for suspended growth microalgal treatment processes. International Water Association (IWA) Conference on Algal Technologies and Stabilization Ponds for Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery. Valladolid, Spain; July 1-2, 2019.

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students; UIUC (2014 (Sp,Fa); 2015 (Fa); 2016 (Sp,Fa); 2017 (Sp,Fa); 2018 (Fa); 2019 (Sp,Fa); 2020 (Sp))
  • Award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering & Science; Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) (2019)
  • Excellence Award for Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring; Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UIUC (2018)
  • Bill Boyle Outstanding Educator Award ("Educator of the Year"); Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) (2016)

Research Honors

  • Best Policy Analysis Article in 2020; Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) (2021)
  • James J. Morgan Early Career Award; Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) (2021)
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Research; College of Engineering, UIUC (2018)
  • Beckman Fellow; Center for Advanced Study (CAS), UIUC (2017-2018)
  • Paul L. Busch Award; Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (now The Water Research Foundation) (2016)
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award; National Science Foundation (NSF) (2014-2019)

Other Honors

  • Paul V. Roberts / AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award; John T. Trimmer (Ph.D. Advisee); Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) (2020)
  • CEE Outstanding Young Alumni Award; Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Virginia Tech (2020)
  • Outstanding Reviewer; Water Research and Water Research X; Elsevier (2019)
  • Excellence Faculty Fellow; Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (2016)
  • MWH/AEESP Master's Thesis Award, First Place; Brian D. Shoener (M.S. Advisee); Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) (2015)
  • Excellence in Review Award; Environmental Science & Technology; American Chemical Society (2014)

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