George Pierce

Posted On October 29, 2014

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Biologically Based Systems for the Treatment of Hazardous Wastes In general, this research has been directed towards the biological treatment of industrial wastes and residues generated during the production of industrial organic chemicals. This work has involved both site remediation (site clean-up) and the development of biologically based systems for the… more »

Eric Gilbert

Posted On October 28, 2014

Environmental Toxicology

Microbial biofilms: understanding microorganisms attached to surfaces. The central focus of research in my laboratory is microbial biofilms, or communities of microorganisms attached to surfaces. Biofilms are widely distributed in nature, and may be beneficial or harmful to humans, depending on the microbes that inhabit them. A common feature to all of our… more »

Kuk-Jeong Chin

Posted On October 28, 2014

Molecular Environmental Microbiology; Bioremediation

My primary research interests are directed towards understanding the interactions and interrelations between microorganisms and their environment.  I am interested in studying microbial diversity and activities in nature, particularly with respect to biogeochemical processes involved in the cycling of carbon compounds, nutrients, gases, metals, and organic pollutants.  My research interests are… more »