Welcome to Our Lab


Our research combines bionanotechnology, microbiology and material science to inform and benefit sustainable development at the water-energy nexus. Specifically, we aim to design ordered bionanomaterials for sustainable water purification and green synthesis and to understand and harness the biochemical potential of microorganisms in natural and engineered systems. Our research interests include:


We are hiring!

We are seeking one postdoc to work on projects related to the application of protein-based nanomaterials and biocatalysis in 1) the removal of micropollutants (e.g., PFAS), 2) the recovery of critical metals from waste, and 3) CO2 sequestration. The start date is negotiable but preferably before May 2024. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. More information.


New Lab Member!

Welcome CEE undergraduate student Amy Zhang to the lab!


New Lab Member!

Welcome CEE graduate student Zhiqian Han to the lab!