Sabkha in summerOne Tree HillAuto Fluorescent Environmental Sample

Sabkha in summer

Sampling in the sabkha for photosynthetic microorganisms

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Sun coming up over a dune on an early morning sampling trip into the desert.

Auto Fluorescent Environmental Sample

Many of our environmental samples have naturally occurring auto fluorescent organisms.

MECEL

Microbial and Environmental Chemical Engineering Laboratory

Research

Characterization of desert microalgae species
Biodesalination: Light-Powered Salt Removal from Water
Biodegradable materials for soil regeneration
Characterization of camel gut microbes
Characterization of desert microbes
Characterization of Hydrocarbon Degrading Bacteria