• Chlorinated organic contaminants (chlorinated solvents, PCBs, etc)
  • Radionuclide reduction by iron and sulfate reducing bacteria


Harmful Algal Bloom detection

  • Detection of Harmful Algal Blooms via inexpensive microscopy
  • Bloom toxicity assessment via accessible image analysis (microcystis screening)
  • Collaboration with community organizations and watershed associations in the Finger Lakes 

Pathogen detection in low resource setting

    • Waterborne pathogens detection tools
    • Impact of sanitation practices on drinking water microbes (pathogens and indicators)
    • Effectiveness of AguaClara treatment process on pathogen removal


Carbon & Nitrogen Cycling

  • Mulch-biobarriers for bioremediation
  • Septic tank leachfields
  • Methane and Nitrous Oxide cycles




  • Biogas from wastestreams (methanogens)
  • Lipid hyperaccumulating marine algae (Chlorella)



Sustainable Wastewater Treatment & Sanitation

  • Septics-associated greenhouse gas cycles
  • Wastewater treatment with granular biomass technologies
  • Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket research with AguaClara Cornell