Thursday, March 30, 2017

Welcome Aniko Konya! Aniko is a visiting PhD scholar from Hungary that will be learning in my lab molecular biology methods over the next 5 months. We will use these methods to analyze her synthetic soils she's developed using biosolids.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Congratulations to Melissa who has successfully defended her Master's thesis and is graduating!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Manuscript Accepted

Our paper "Enumeration of organohalide respirers in municipal wastewater anaerobic digesters" has been accepted by Microbiology Insights. Congratulations Bryan, Melissa, Brice, Tania, and Russel!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NSF Grant Awarded

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three year, $330,000 grant on my project entitled "Priming of Organohalide-Respirers to Degrade Chlorinated Ethenes with Natural Organochlorines". This work will determine the feasibility of using naturally occurring chlorinated compounds - found in soils and sediments - as a tool to clean up groundwater and other sites contaminated with certain toxic chemicals, such as those often used in dry-cleaning industries.  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1511767&HistoricalAwards=false

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Congratulations to Tania Lozano and  Russel Rahi for each successfully defending their MS thesis today!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Congratulations to Ming Li Lim (my first M.S. student) who is now working for KJE Consulting in Denton TX!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

My paper on NTO degradation from my post-doctoral work at University of Arizona got accepted by ES&T. I am proud of this work and the paper is an excellent example of a collaborative effort between many people of different individual expertise to do quality research. It is nice to be able to cross that off of my to-do list (after one and a half years).