Dr. Robert Keith Brown


BES Lab (Room 345)

Phone: +49 (0)531 391 8428


Area of research

Bioelectrochemical Systems in the field of Waste Water Treatment

Scientific Career

2018        Dr rer. nat. (summa cum laude)
2012 M.Sc. in Water Science
2010-2012 Graduate Studies of Water Science at the Uni. Duisburg-Essen
2010 B.Sc. in Water Science

Undergraduate Studies of Water Science at the Univ. Duisburg-Essen


  1. Chen,  S., Brown, R.K.,  Patil, S.A.,  Huber K.A.,  Overmann, J., Schröder, U. Aerobic microbial electrochemical technology based on the coexistence and interactions of aerobes and exoelectrogens for synergistic pollutant removal from wastewater. Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol. (2019) 5 60-69. DOI: 10.1039/C8EW00530C.

  2. Riedl, S., Brown, R.K., Klöckner, S., Huber, K.J., Bunk, B., Overmann, J., Schröder, U. Successive Conditioning in Complex Artificial Wastewater Increases the Performance of Electrochemically Active Biofilms Treating Real Wastewater. ChemElectroChem. 4 (2017) 3081-3090. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/celc.201700929.

  3. Brown, R.K., Schmidt, U.C., Harnisch, F., Schröder, U. Combining hydrogen evolution and corrosion data – A case study on the economic viability of selected metal cathodes in microbial electrolysis cells.
    J. Power Sources. 2017. (2017) 356 473-483. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.01.076.

  4. R. K. Brown, F. Harnisch, T. Dockhorn, U. Schröder. Examining sludge production in bioelectrochemical systems treating domestic wastewater.
    Bioresource Technology
    198 (2015) 913–917.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2015.09.081

  5. R. K. Brown, F. Harnisch, S. Wirth, H. Wahlandt, T. Dockhorn, N. Dichtl, U. Schröder, Evaluating the effects of scaling up on the performance of bioelectrochemical systems using a technical scale microbial electrolysis cell
    Bioresource Technology 163 (2014)  206–213
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2014.04.044

  6. C. Liu, J. Li, X. Zhu, L. Zhang, D. Ye, R. K. Brown, Q. Liao Effects of brush lengths and fiber loadings on the performance of microbial fuel cells using graphite fiber brush anodes
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38 (2013) 15646–15652
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.03.144

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