Mission: To apply expertise in environmental microbiological processes and organic chemistry to address legacy and emerging hazardous waste issues to address water security issues in disadvantaged urban and rural areas.

Project Interests:

  • Microbial mechanisms affecting pollutant fate in wildfire-impacted water.
  • Microbial biomarkers for soil health in remediated sites.
  • Biodegradation of new classes of fire-fighting foams

Current projects:

  • Designing combined chemical and biological in-situ remediation of sites polluted with ‘forever chemicals’ per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS)
  • PFAS inhibition of microbial remediation of co-contaminants.
  • Determining common organohalogens formed during disinfection of pyrogenic organic matter
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