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We use biophysics and synthetic biology to engineer and explore the nanoscale interface between living microbes and inorganic materials. We are particularly interested in the basic mechanisms underlying charge transfer and assembly of materials at this living/non-living interface. Ultimately, our research has applications in carbon capture and sequestration, bio-solar energy generation, and hierarchical assembly of nanostructures.

Research Areas

Synthetic biology, microbiology, materials science, bioelectronics, biosensors, hierarchical materials

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Education

B.S. in Chemistry (1998) Emory University

Ph.D. in Chemistry (2004) Stanford University