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Keaton Lesnik

Graduate Student
lesnikk [at]

Office: 541.737.6311

Gilmore Hall

Gilmore Hall 227

124 SW 26th Street

124 SW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Keaton has been working with the Bioenergy Education Initiative since 2015. As a doctoral student in the Biological and Engineering Department, he has focused his research on varying aspects of bioelectrochemical systems including microbial fuel cell, microbial electrolysis and microbial electrosynthesis technologies. As part of the Bioenergy Education Initiative Keaton has been responsible for mentoring undergraduate student researchers, developing student lessons and camps, as well as being involved in extension activities providing information about bioenergy to the greater community.

Establishing a core microbiome in acetate-fed microbial fuel cells. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol Keaton Larson Lesnik, Hong Liu

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 01/2014; 98(9). DOI:10.1007/s00253-013-5502-9

Redox Conductivity of Current-Producing Mixed Species Biofilms Keaton Larson Lesnik*, Cheng Li*, Yanzhen Fan, Hong Liu PLoS ONE 05/2016; 11(5):e0155247. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0155247
Enhanced power generation and energy conversion of sewage sludge by CEA-microbial fuel cells Keaton Larson Lesnik*, Carole Abourached*, Hong Liu Bioresource Technology 05/2014; 166C:229-234. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.05.027
Suppression of methanogenesis for hydrogen production in single-chamber microbial electrolysis cells using various antibiotics Tunc Catal, Keaton Larson Lesnik, Hong Liu Bioresource Technology 07/2015; 187:77-83. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2015.03.099
Impact of tobramycin on the performance of microbial fuel cell Wenguo Wu, Keaton Larson Lesnik, Shoutao Xu, Luguang Wang, Hong Liu Microbial Cell Factories 07/2014; 13(1):91. DOI:10.1186/PREACCEPT-6836012391143225
Microbial Conversion of Waste Glycerol from Biodiesel Production into Value-Added Products Cheng Li, Keaton L. Lesnik, Hong Liu Energies 09/2013; 6(9-9):4739-4768. DOI:10.3390/en6094739
Microbial Fuel Cells: Microbes and Materials Keaton Larson Lesnik, Hong Liu Micro & Nano Engineering of Fuel Cells, Edited by Dennis Leung, Jin Xuan, 07/2015: chapter 9; CRC Press., ISBN: 9780415644396
Microbial Fuel Cells: From Fundamentals to Wastewater Treatment Ningshengjie Gao, Keaton Larson Lesnik, Hakan Bermek, Hong Liu Anaerobic Biotechnology: Environmental Protection and Resource Recovery, Edited by Herbert H P Fang, Tong Zhang, 10/2015: chapter 8: pages 163-189; World Scientific., ISBN: 9781783267903
Rigging the Game: Can Exoelectrogens Outcompete Non-exoelectrogens in Microbial Fuel Cells? Ningshingjie Gao, Keaton Larson Lesnik, Cheng Li, Luguang Wang, Hong Liu

ISMET 2015, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; 10/2015

Stable, High-Voltage Power Outputs of Microbial Fuel Cells Internally Connected in Series Keaton Larson Lesnik, Yanzehn Fan, Anthony Janicek, Hong Liu NA-ISMET, Pennsylvania State University; 05/2014
Examination of Spatial Characteristics and Gap-Bridging Ability of Conductive Mixed-Species Biofilms Cheng Li, Keaton Larson Lesnik, Hong Liu NA-ISMET, Pennsylvania State University; 05/2014