Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Laboratory

Biological & Environmental Systems Engineering Laboratory

The Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology (EMB) Laboratory is engaged in research and education in the applied microbiology area as it relates to biological processes of environmental engineering.

Specific areas of interest include public health microbiology (microbial water quality and microbial source tracking) and biological processes for waste management (anaerobic processes and biofuel from waste).

The EMB, led by Dr. Metin Duran, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, was established in the fall of 2002 and since then it has been the home for one PhD, 12 master's students and 16 undergraduate students.

Publications

The members of the EMB strive for excellence in research and they believe in the utmost importance of disseminating their findings through publications in various venues.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

 

Research Projects

Members of the EMB Laboratory work on a variety of research projects in the broad field of biological processes of environmental engineering. The principle goal is to optimize engineered processes for maximum microbial growth and metabolism and to understand and quantify behavior of microorganisms in natural and engineered environments. Please see our Current Research and Completed Projects.