Curriculum Vitae

Ivo Krustok portree

Name Ivo Krustok
Date of birth 22.09.1987
Citizenship Estonian
Degree PhD in environmental microbiology

E-mail i_krustok@hotmail.com

Career

Institution and position held:

  • February 2017 – … Scientific advisor at Estonian Ministry of the Environment.
  • March 2016 – January 2017 Project manager at Estonian Ministry of the Environment.
  • November 2015 – … Co-author at Geenius.ee technology news portal.

Degree information

  • 2011 – 2016 Mälardalen University, Energy- and Environmental Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy.
  • 2011 – 2015 Mälardalen University, Energy- and Environmental Engineering, Teknologie Licentiat.
  • 2009 – 2011 University of Tartu, Environmental Technology Microbial Processes Technology, Master of Science.
  • 2006 – 2009 University of Tartu, Environmental Technology Microbial Processes Technology, Bachelor of Science.

Previous jobs

  • December 2008 – March 2016 Co-founder/Contributor at Värske aju environmental science blog.
  • September 2011 – February 2016 PhD Student at Mälardalen University, Energy- and Environmental Engineering.
  • May 2014 – June 2015 Scientific Editor for OÜ Fookus-Pookus to produce 50 video clips to the Environmental Agency of Estonia on environmental topics to be used as study aids in schools.
  • 31/08/2009 – 31/08/2011 Master’s Student; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Technology.
  • January – February 2011 Environmental education consultant in Keila Kool.
  • 2009-2011 Zoology museum guide and hall guard in Tartu Zoology museum.
  • Summer of 2008 Assistant at Keila Water Inc. (Drinking- and wastewater purification and infrastructure).

Research activity

Doctoral Thesis

Ivo Krustok, (sup) Monica Odlare, Emma Nehrenheim, Jaak Truu, Microbiological Analysis of Municipal Wastewater Treating Photobioreactors, Mälardalen University, 2016. Link

Licentiate

Ivo Krustok, (sup) Monica Odlare, Emma Nehrenheim, Jaak Truu, Communities of Microalgae and Bacteria in Photobioreactors Treating Municipal Wastewater, Mälardalen University, 2015.

Master’s thesis

Ivo Krustok, (sup) Marika Truu, Jaak Truu, Microbial Community Dynamics and Activity in the Horizontal and Vertical Subsurface Flow Filtersin Experimental Gray Water Treatment System, University of Tartu, 2011.

Bachelor’s thesis

Ivo Krustok, (sup) Jaak Truu, Isolation of Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria from Technogenic Soil, University of Tartu, 2009.

Skills

  • Basic microbiological methods
  • Molecular analysis including environmental samples
  • Bioinformatics including metagenome analysis
  • Common statistical methods
  • Basic level programming and scripting
  • Oral presentation
  • Poster design
  • Technical and popular writing

Languages Estonian, English, Swedish, German

Scholarships

Scholarship from The foundation of tandläkare Gustav Dahls memory – 2014

Conferences

  • IWA Water & Industry conference 2015 (Organizing committee and Oral presentation)
  • 4th international Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts (Oral presentation)
  • 14th International Waste management and Landfill Symposium (2 Oral presentations and 1 poster presentation)
  • 1st Congress of Baltic Microbiologists (Oral presentation)
  • International Conference on Applied Energy 2012 (Poster presentation)

Publications

Journal Article: Zambrano, J., Krustok, I., Nehrenheim, E., Carlsson, B., 2016. A simple model for algae-bacteria interaction in photo-bioreactors. Algal researchLink

Journal Article: Krustok, I., Odlare, M., Truu, J., Nehrenheim, E., 2016. Inhibition of nitrification in municipal wastewater-treating photobioreactors: Effect on algal growth and nutrient uptake. Bioresource TechnologyLink

Journal Article: Krustok, I., Diaz, J.G., Odlare, M., Nehrenheim, E., 2015. Algae biomass cultivation in nitrogen rich biogas digestate. Water Science & TechnologyLink

Journal Article: Krustok, I., Truu, J., Odlare, M., Truu, M., Ligi, T., Tiirik, K., Nehrenheim, E., 2015. Effect of lake water on algal biomass and microbial community structure in municipal wastewater-based lab-scale photobioreactors. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. Link

Journal Article: Krustok, I., Odlare, M., Shabiimam, M. a., Truu, J., Truu, M., Ligi, T., Nehrenheim, E., 2015. Characterization of algal and microbial community growth in a wastewater treating batch photo-bioreactor inoculated with lake water. Algal ResLink

Conference Paper: Krustok I., Nieto J.G.D., Odlare M., Nehrenheim E., 2014. Algae Biomass Cultivation in Ammonium Rich Reject Water – The Potential for Simultaneous Wastewater Treatment and Energy Recovery. Presented at the 5th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste, Venice, Italy.

Conference Paper: Krustok I., Nehrenheim E., Odlare M., Shabiimam M.A., Truu J., Ligi T., Truu M., 2014. Characterization of algal and microbial community dynamics in a wastewater photo-bioreactor using indigenous algae from lake mälaren. Presented at the 4th international Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts, Santa Fe, USA.

Conference Paper: Nehrenheim, E., Odlare, M. Krustok, I., Olsson J., Ribé V., Shabiimam M.A., Diaz J.G., Nordlander E., 2013. ACWA – algae cultivation for simultaneous water treatment and biogas substrate production. Poster at the 14th International Waste management and Landfill Symposium.

Conference Paper: Ribé V., Nehrenheim E., Shabiimam M.A., Krustok I., Thorin E., 2013. AlTox: biomass production using potentially toxic landfill leachates as substrates for algae cultivation. Presented at the 14th International Waste management and Landfill Symposium.

Conference Paper: Shabiimam M.A., Krustok I., Nehrenheim E., Odlare M., 2013. Microalgae cultivation for potential nutrient and heavy metal reduction in landfill leachate. Presented at the 14th International Waste management and Landfill Symposium.

Conference Paper: Krustok I., Truu J., Truu M., Preem J-K., Nehrenheim E., Odlare M., Mander Ü. 2012. Bacterial Community Activity, Structure and Succession in Hybrid Constructed Wetland Treating Domestic Grey Water. Presented at the 1st Congress of Baltic Microbiologists, Riga, Latvia.

Conference Paper: Krustok I., Nehrenheim E., Odlare M. 2012. Cultivation Of Microalgae For Potential Heavy Metal Reduction In A Wastewater Treatment Plant. Poster at the International Conference on Applied Energy 2012, Suzhou, China 

Conference Paper: Krustok I., Truu J., 2010. , Isolation of Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria from Technogenic Soil. In: Winter Academy 2010 collection of student research papers: Winter Academy 2010, Viinistu conference- and culture center, 26.-28.02.2010. (Eds.) Toonpere, P., 2010, 25 – 29.