Biochemistry and Microbiology

  • Title: Distinguished Professor
    Department / Research Program: Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Graduate Program in Biochemistry and Microbiology, Institute for Advanced Materials and Device Nanotechnology
    Phone: 848-445-1489
    Detailed Profile:
    Research Areas: Catalysis, materials chemistry, solar energy and solar fuels, natural photosynthesis
    Energy Research Focus: Synthesis of catalysts for artificial photosynthesis, design of reverse fuel cells (photoelectrochemical), engineering of microalgae for biomass/biofuels, tools for investigating these systems.
  • Title: Bennett L. Smith Chair in Business and Natural Resources; Distinguished Professor
    Department / Research Program: Rutgers Energy Institute, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Marine and Coastal Sciences, Institute of Earth, Oceans and Atmospheric Sciences
    Phone: 848-932-2436
    Detailed Profile:
    Research Areas: Algal Biofuels, Novel Catalysts, Energy Efficiency
    Energy Research Focus: Optimizing the production of algal feedstocks for biofuels and secondary metabolites. Designing and optimizing biologically inspired catalyses’ for hydrogen production and nitrogen fixation. Analyses of long term changes in technology that increase energy efficiency.

    Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Laboratory

  • Title: Distinguished Professor and Chair
    Department / Research Program: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
    Phone: 848-932-5646
    Detailed Profile:
    Research Areas: Biofuels, lignoaromatics, methanogenesis, microbial carbon degradation
    Energy Research Focus: Anaerobic degradation of lingo-aromatic compounds to methane. Characterization of microbial communities and genes responsible for the degradation of phenolic compounds. Arctic and boreal microbial ecosystem responses to climate change.