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Ann Christy

  • Professor, Food, Agr & Biological Eng
  • Asst Dean, Teaching / Learning, COE Undergrad Educ/Std Svcs
  • Professor, Dept of Engineering Education
  • 2070 Neil Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-3171

Honors

  • 2012

    Recipient of the Resolution of appreciation for the leadership vital in developing strategies and a structure to implement the transition of The Ohio State University from the quarter to semester system, Resolution No. 2012-100. .

  • 2012

    Star Student Supporter Award. .

  • 2007

    Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. .

  • 2005

    Boyer Award for Excellence in Teaching Innovation. .

  • 2005

    North Central Regional Teaching Award. .

  • 2004

    Charles E. MacQuigg Student Award for Outstanding Teaching. .

  • 2004

    Best Proceedings Paper Award, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division. .

  • 2003

    Teaching Award of Merit. .

  • 2002

    Distinguished Service Award. .

  • 2001

    Outstanding Publication Award for the Special Issue of the Ohio Journal of Science entitled “Fractures in Ohio’s Glacial Tills”. .

  • 2001

    Plimpton Outstanding Teaching Award. .

  • 2000

    Award for Excellence in Teaching Materials and Methods in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. .

  • 1999

    Fellow. .

Chapters

2010

  • Zwierschke, Kerry Hughes and Christy, Ann D.. 2010. "Anaerobic Bioreactor Landfills." In Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering, edited by Dennis R. Heldman, 42 - 45. London: Taylor & Francis.

2003

  • Hughes, K.L., and A.D. Christy. 2003. "Bioreactor Landfills." In Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering, edited by Dennis R. Heldman, 104 - 107. London: Taylor and Francis.

Journal Articles

2017

  • Saba, B, AD Christy, Z Yu, AC Co, T Park, 2017, "Simultaneous Power Generation and Desalination of Microbial Desalination Cells Using Nannochloropsis salina (Marine Algae) Versus Potassium Ferricyanide as Catholytes." Environmental Engineering Science 34, no. 3, 185 - 196.
  • Saba,Beenish; Christy,Ann,D; Yu,Zhongtang; Co,Anne,C; Islam,Rafiq; Tuovinen,I,H, 2017, "Characterization and performance of anodic mixed culture biofilms in submersed microbial fuel cells." BIOELECTROCHEMISTRY 113, 79 - 84.

2016

  • Saba,Beenish; Christy,Ann,D; Jabeen,Madeeha, 2016, "Kinetic and Enzymatic Decolorization of Industrial Dyes Utilizing Plant-Based Biosorbents: A Review." ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE 33, no. 9, 601 - 614.
  • NR Baral, L Slutzky, A Shah, TC Ezeji, K Cornish, A Christy, 2016, "Acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation of corn stover: current production methods, economic viability and commercial use." FEMS Microbiology Letters 363, no. 6, 1 - 11.

2015

  • Saba, B., M. Jabeen, A. Khalid, I. Aziz, and A.D. Christy, 2015, "Effectiveness of rice agricultural waste, microbes, and wetland plants in the removal of reactive black-5 azo dye in microcosm constructed wetlands." International Journal of Phytoremediation 17, no. 11, 1060 - 1067.

2013

  • Rismani-Yazdi, H., S.M. Carver, A.D. Christy, Z. Yu, K. Bibby, J. Peccia, and O.H. Tuovinen, 2013, "Suppression of methanogenesis in cellulose-fed microbial fuel cells in relation to performance, metabolite, and microbial population." Bioresource Technology 129, 281 - 288.

2012

  • Chen, Q., A.D. Christy, M.E. Owens, D. Bortz, W. Greene, and B. King, 2012, "Two-plus-two construction management programs and articulation agreements.." International Journal of Construction Education and Research 8, no. 1, 4 - 25.

2011

  • Kim, E. K., Y. W. Kang., A.D. Christy, and J. Weatherington-Rice., 2011, "Ternary diagram modeling of soil texture data for predicting subsurface fracturing in glacially related fine-grained materials." Transactions of the ASABE 54, no. 4, 1325 - 1331.
  • Rismani-Yazdi,Hamid; Christy,Ann,D; Carver,Sarah,M; Yu,Zhongtang; Dehority,Burk,A; Tuovinen,Olli,H, 2011, "Effect of external resistance on bacterial diversity and metabolism in cellulose-fed microbial fuel cells." BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY 102, no. 1, 278 - 283.

2010

  • Kim,E,K; Kang,Y,W; Christy,A,D; Weatherington-Rice,J, 2010, "LABORATORY METHOD FOR PREDICTING BOUNDARY CONDITIONS OF SOIL TEXTURES THAT SUPPORT FRACTURE DEVELOPMENT." APPLIED ENGINEERING IN AGRICULTURE 26, no. 6, 973 - 982.

2009

  • Christy, A.D., 2009, "Barn Again in Ohio and Barn Awards." Ohio Country Journal 24 -
  • Abadie,A; Christy,A; Jones,J; Wang,J; Lima,M, 2009, "LONGITUDINAL SURVEY OF FEMALE FACULTY IN BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING." TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASABE 52, no. 4, 1397 - 1405.

2008

  • Rismani-Yazdi, H.; Christy, A. D.; Carver, S. M.; Tuovinen, O. H.; Tuovinen, O. H., 2008, "Cathodic limitations in microbial fuel cells: An overview." Journal of Power Sources 180, no. 2, 683 - 694.
  • Rismani-Yazdi,Hamid; Carver,Sarah,M; Christy,Ann,D; Tuovinen,I,H, 2008, "Cathodic limitations in microbial fuel cells: An overview." JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES 180, no. 2, 683 - 694.

2007

  • Rismani-Yazdi, H.; Christy, A. D.; Dehority, B. A.; Morrison, M.; Morrison, M.; Yu, Z.; Tuovinen, O. H., 2007, "Electricity generation from cellulose by rumen microorganisms in microbial fuel cells." Biotechnology and Bioengineering 97, no. 6, 1398 - 1407.
  • Christy,Ann,D; Lima,Marybeth, 2007, "Developing creativity and multidisciplinary approaches in teaching engineering problem-solving." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION 23, no. 4, 636 - 644.
  • Rismani-Yazdi,Hamid; Christy,Ann,D; Dehority,Burk,A; Morrison,Mark; Yu,Zhongtang; Tuovinen,Olli,H, 2007, "Electricity generation from cellulose by rumen microorganisms in microbial fuel cells." BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING 97, no. 6, 1398 - 1407.
  • Christy, A.D., and M. Lima, 2007, "Teaching creativity and multidisciplinary approaches to engineering problem-solving." International Journal of Engineering Education 23, no. 4, 636 - 644.

2006

  • Weatherington-Rice,Julie; Christy,Ann,D; Angle,Michael,P; Aller,Linda, 2006, "DRASTIC hydrogeologic settings modified for fractured till: Part 1. Theory." OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 106, no. 2, 45 - 50.
  • Weatherington-Rice,Julie; Christy,Ann,D; Angle,Michael,P; Gehring,Richard; Aller,Linda, 2006, "DRASTIC hydrogeologic settings modified for fractured till: Part 2. Field observations." OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 106, no. 2, 51 - 63.
  • Weatherington-Rice, J., A.D. Christy, M. Angle, R. Gehring, and L. Aller, 2006, "DRASTIC Hydrogeologic Settings Modified for Fractured Till: Part 2. Field Observations." Ohio Journal of Science 106, no. 2, 51 - 63.
  • Weatherington-Rice, J., Ava Hottman, Earl Finbar Murphy, Ann D. Christy, and Michael Angle, 2006, "Fractured tills, Ohio’s ground-water resources, and public policy considerations addressed by DRASTIC maps." Ohio Journal of Science 106, no. 2, 64 - 73.
  • Weatherington-Rice, J., A.D. Christy, M. Angle, and L. Aller, 2006, "DRASTIC Hydrogeologic Settings Modified for Fractured Till: Part 1. Theory." Ohio Journal of Science 106, no. 2, 45 - 50.
  • Weatherington-Rice, J., A.D. Christy, and M. Angle, 2006, "Further Explorations into Ohio’s Fractured Environment: Introduction to The Ohio Journal of Science’s Second Special Issue on Fractures in Ohio’s Glacial Tills." Ohio Journal of Science 106, no. 2, 4 - 8.
  • Kim, Eun Kyoung, and A.D. Christy, 2006, "Use of soil texture analysis to predict subsurface fracturing in glacial tills and other unconsolidated materials." Ohio Journal of Science 106, no. 2, 22 - 26.
  • Kim,Eun,Kyoung; Christy,Ann,D, 2006, "Use of soil texture analysis to predict subsurface fracturing in glacial tills and other unconsolidated materials." OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 106, no. 2, 22 - 26.
  • Weatherington-Rice,Julie; Hottman,Ava; Murphy,Earl,Finbar; Christy,Ann,D; Angle,Michael, 2006, "Fractured tills, Ohio's ground water resources, and public policy considerations addressed by DRASTIC maps." OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 106, no. 2, 64 - 73.

2003

  • Zimmerman, A.; Lima, M.; Christy, A. D., 2003, "Student-centered learning activities." Resource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World 10, no. 8, 9 - 10.

2002

  • Engelmann,C,JK; Ward,A,D; Christy,A,D; Bair,E,S, 2002, "Application of the basins database and NPSM model on a small Ohio watershed." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION 38, no. 1, 289 - 300.
  • Engelmann, C. J. K.; Ward, A. D.; Christy, A. D.; Bair, E. S., 2002, "Application of the BASINS database and NPSM model on a small Ohio watershed." Journal of the American Water Resources Association 38, no. 1, 289 - 300.

2000

  • Christy,A,D; Weatherington-Rice,J, 2000, "Field workshop on subsurface fractures in glacial till and their environmental implications: An educational experience for professionals and decision-makers." OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 100, no. 3-4, 94 - 99.
  • Fausey,N,R; Hall,G,F; Bigham,J,M; Allred,B,J; Christy,A,D, 2000, "Properties of the fractured glacial till at the Madison County, Ohio, Field Workshop Pit Site." OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 100, no. 3-4, 107 - 112.
  • Fausey, N., G. Hall, J. Bigham, B. Allred, and A.D. Christy, 2000, "Properties of the Fractured Glacial Till at the Madison County, Ohio, Field Workshop Pit Site." Ohio Journal of Science 100, no. 3/4, 107 - 112.
  • Christy, A.D., and J. Weatherington-Rice, 2000, "Field workshop on subsurface fractures in glacial till and their environmental implications: An educational experience for professionals and decision makers." Ohio Journal of Science 100, no. 3/4, 94 - 99.
  • Weatherington-Rice, J., A.D. Christy, and J. L. Forsyth, 2000, "Ohio’s Fractured Environment." Ohio Journal of Science 100, no. 3/4, 36 - 38.
  • Christy, A.D., L. A. McFarland, and D. Carey, 2000, "The use of test pits to investigate subsurface fracturing and glacial stratigraphy in tills and other unconsolidated materials." Ohio Journal of Science 100, no. 3/4, 100 - 106.
  • Christy, A.D., M. Lima, and A.D. Ward, 2000, "Implementing real-world problem solving projects in a team setting." NACTA (National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Journal 44, no. 3, 72 - 77.
  • Myers, M. J.; Christy, A. D.; Tuovinen, O. H., 2000, "Design of a laboratory scale bioreactor for treating landfill waste." Applied Engineering in Agriculture 16, no. 6, 747 - 756.
  • Cauble, S., A.D.Christy, and M. Lima, 2000, "Toward plugging the leaky pipeline: Biological and agricultural engineering female faculty in the United States and Canada." Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 6, no. 3, 229 - 249.
  • Klingman, M.H., and A.D. Christy, 2000, "Development of a continuous system for sanitizing whole apples with aqueous ozone." Transactions of the ASAE 43, no. 6, 1989 - 1996.
  • Myers,M,J; Christy,A,D; Tuovinen,O,H, 2000, "Design of a laboratory scale bioreactor for treating landfill waste." APPLIED ENGINEERING IN AGRICULTURE 16, no. 6, 747 - 756.
  • Klingman,M,H; Christy,A,D, 2000, "Development of a continuous system for sanitizing whole apples with aqueous ozone." TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASAE 43, no. 6, 1989 - 1996.
  • Christy,A,D; McFarland,L,A; Carey,D, 2000, "The use of test pits to investigate subsurface fracturing and glacial stratigraphy in tills and other unconsolidated materials." OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 100, no. 3-4, 100 - 106.
  • McMahon, M., and A.D. Christy, 2000, "Root growth, calcite precipitation, and gas and water movement in fractures and macropores: A review with field observations." Ohio Journal of Science 100, no. 3/4, 88 - 93.
  • McMahon,M,J; Christy,A,D, 2000, "Root growth, calcite precipitation, and gas and water movement in fractures and macropores: A review with field observations." OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 100, no. 3-4, 88 - 93.

1999

  • Lima, M., A.D. Christy, M. Owens, and J.C. Papritan, 1999, "The use of student portfolios to enhance learning and encourage industrial ties in undergraduate education." NACTA (National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Journal 43, no. 3, 51 - 54.

1998

  • Christy, Ann D.; Lima, Marybeth, 1998, "Use of student portfolios in engineering instruction." Journal of Engineering Education 87, no. 2, 143 - 148.

Presentations

  • "Teaching biology, chemistry, physics, and bioenergy with Microbial Fuel Cells." 2010, Presented at Columbus Public School Professional Development Day, Columbus,
  • "Using wastes to produce electricity with Microbial Fuel Cells." 2010, Presented at Ohio Water Quality and Waste Management Conference: Waste to Energy for Rural Ohio, Columbus,
  • "Using wastes to produce electricity with Microbial Fuel Cells." 2010, Presented at Sino-US Symposium on New Technology of Biogas and Low Concentration Waste Water Treatment, Jinan, CN|CHN
  • "Workshop on Microbial Fuel Cells." 2011, Presented at The Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators Conference and Agricultural Education Hands-on-Training Conference, Columbus, US|USA
  • "Workshop on Microbial Fuel Cells." 2012, Presented at The Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators Conference and Agricultural Education Hands-on-Training Conference, Columbus, US|USA
  • "Biomass to Bioenergy." 2008, Presented at US Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) Conference,, Wooster, US|USA
  • "Microbial fuel cells: Cellulose conversion to electricity." 2009, Presented at OARDC / OSU Renewable Energy workshop, Wooster, US|USA
  • "A new air-cathode design for use with microbial fuel cells." 2013, Presented at Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Kansas City, US|USA
  • "Feasibility of blood-based microbial fuel cells for biomedical applications." 2013, Presented at Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Kansas City, US|USA
  • "Electrical field amplified microbial fuel cells." 2013, Presented at Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Kansas City, US|USA
  • "The benefits of diversity with a Next Chapter Book Club." 2013, Presented at The Next Chapter Book Club and Beyond: A conference on literacy for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Chicago, US|USA
  • "Economic analysis comparing microbial desalination cells and reverse osmosis technologies." 2015, Presented at Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, New Orleans, US|USA
  • "Collaborative on-line course design for education in controlled environment animal production (eCEAP)." 2015, Presented at Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Baton Rouge,

Papers in Proceedings

2015

  • Saba, B., and Christy, A. D. "Comparison of biological catholyte to chemical catholyte in microbial desalination cells." in American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting. St. Joseph, MI, (7 2015). 8 p. -

2014

  • Walter, R.R., T.A. Bower, and A.D. Christy "Enhancing the renewable power output of microbial fuel cells by applying an electric field." in ASABE Annual Meeting. St. Joseph, (7 2014). 5 p. -
  • Christy, Ann D. "Students' selection of topics for a professional development course." in 2014 ASEE Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Education. Washington, (6 2014). Paper # AC 2014 - 10643. 5 p..
  • Wang, Y.C., T.A. Bower, and A.D. Christy "Effect of Catholytes on Performance of Blood-Based Microbial Fuel Cells." in ASABE Annual Meeting. St. Joseph, (7 2014). 9 p. -
  • Faze, N.R., G.M. Girme, T.A. Bower, A.D. Christy, and B.R. Bakshi "Life Cycle Analysis of a Microbial Desalination Cells." in ASABE Annual Meeting. St. Joseph, (7 2014). 7 p. -
  • Girme, G.M., N.R. Faze, T.A. Bower, and A.D. Christy "Algae Powered Microbial Desalination Cells." in ASABE Annual Meeting. St. Joseph, (7 2014). 14 p. -

2013

  • Christy, Ann D. "Student portfolios for assessing ABET a-k outcomes." in 2013 ASEE North Central Section Conference. Washington, (4 2013). 12 p. -

2012

  • Weatherington-Rice, J., E.K. Kim, A.D. Christy, Y.W. Kang "Predicting nutrient and contaminant transport via fractures in glacially-related fine-grained soils using field and laboratory soil texture data." in Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. Madison, (10 2012). Abstract 169 - 6 and poster number 2409.
  • Yost, A.E., A.D. Christy, L. Zhao, and O.H. Tuovinen "Impact of Increased Surface Area Cathodes Using Nanostructures in Microbial Fuel Cells for Electricity Production." in ASABE Annual Meeting. St. Joseph, (7 2012). 13p. -

2011

  • Kim, E.K., Y.W. Kang, A.D. Christy, and J. Weatherington-Rice "Predicting preferential flow of pollutants via fractures using field and laboratory soil texture data." in ASABE Annual Meeting. St. Joseph, (8 2011). 11p. -
  • Christy, AD "Engaging Students to Prepare them for the Engineering Profession and Reflect upon their Undergraduate Career." in ASABE Annual Meeting. St.Joseph, (8 2011). 8p. -

2010

2009

  • Ward, A.D., A.D. Christy, R.J. Gustafson, J. D'Ambrosio, and K. Paterson "Globalizing Engineering Education: Lessons Learned from Africa and USA Partnerships." in Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Education. Austin, (1 2009). 1 - 16.

2007

  • Rismani-Yazdi,Hamid; Christy,Ann,D; Tuovinen,Olli,H "Power output assessment of cellulose-based microbial fuel cells operating under different external resistances." JOURNAL: "ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY." (8 2007). 2 -

2005

  • Rismani-Yazdi,H; Christy,A,D; Dehority,B,A; Tuovinen,O,H "Bioconversion of cellulose into electricity using rumen microorganisms as biocatalysts in a microbial fuel cell." JOURNAL: "ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY." in 230th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society. (8 2005). U1692 - U1692.