Faculty Profile

Curriculum Vitae

Steven Van Ginkel

Research Associate II
Environmental Engineering
Daniel Lab 205


  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Pennsylvania State University 2005
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering Iowa State University 2000
  • Graduate Minor Environmental Studies Iowa State University 2000
  • B.S. Environmental Engineering Iowa State University 1998
  • B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Biology Iowa State University 1994

Dr. Van Ginkel is currently leading the ATP3 algae biodiesel project (atp3.org) and an urban farming initiative at Georgia Tech.




  • Van Ginkel, S.W., Sung, S., and Lay, J.J. 2001. Biohydrogen production as a function of pH and substrate concentration. Environ. Sci. Technol. 35 (24), 4719-4725.
  • Logan, B.E., Oh, S.E., Kim, S., and Van Ginkel, S.W. 2002. Biological Hydrogen Production Measured in Batch Anaerobic Respirometers. Environ. Sci. Technol. 36 (5), 2530-2535.
  • Oh, S.E., Van Ginkel, S.W., and Logan, B.E. 2003. The Relative Effectiveness of pH Control and Heat Treatment for Enhancing Biohydrogen Gas Production. Environ. Sci. Technol. 37 (22), 5186-5190.
  • Van Ginkel, S.W., Oh, S.E., and Logan, B.E. 2003. Biohydrogen gas production from food processing and domestic wastewaters. Int. J. H2 Energy. 39(16), 3819-3826.
  • Iyler, P., Bruns, M. A., Husen, Z., Van Ginkel, S.W., and Logan, B.E. 2004. H2-producing bacterial communities from a heat-treated soil inoculum. Appl. Micro. Biotechnol. 66, 166-173.
  • Van Ginkel, S.W. 2009. Optimizing BioH2Energy: As part of the new democratic, distributed, renewable energy infrastructure of the 21st Century. VDM Verlag Publishing. Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Song, Y. and Van Ginkel, S.W. 2010. Advances in the remediation of perchlorate. In Perchlorates: Production, Uses and Health Effects. Nova Publishers. Hauppauge, NY.
  • Hiroko, Y., Van Ginkel, S.W., Naugler T., Regan, J., Buehrer, M., van Dijk, K. 2012. Sustainable phosphorus: Recovery and Reuse. Oxford University Press. In press.
  • Van Ginkel, S.W., and Chen, Y. 2014. Water footprint of algal biofuels. In Y. Chisti (Ed.), Algal fuels: an assessment of opportunities and challenges. London, U.K.: Future Science.
  • Van Ginkel, S.W., Lay, J. J., and Sung, S. 2000. Biohydrogen production optimization using variable natural inocula. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation 73rd Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. October 14-18.
  • Van Ginkel, S.W. and Sung, S. 2000 Anaerobic biohydrogen using different bacterial seed sources. Iowa State University. Masters Thesis.
  • Van Ginkel, S.W., Sung, S., Ling, L., and Lay, J.J. 2000. Biohydrogen Optimization Using Variable Natural Inocula. Water Environment Federation Technology Conference Proceedings.
  • Van Ginkel, S.W. 2001. The rate limiting processes of biohydrogen production. 2001. Proceedings of the Civil Engineering Graduate Student Research Symposium at Case Western University, Feb. 22.
  • Van Ginkel, S.W., Sung, S., Ling, L., and Lay, J.J. 2001. Role of initial sucrose and pH levels on natural, hydrogen-producing, anaerobe germination. Proceedings of the 2001 DOE Hydrogen Program Review.