Fahrenfeld Research Group

We work at the interface of environmental chemistry and environmental microbiology to promote water quality and sustainability, with applications in natural, agricultural, and engineered systems. Research interests / projects include

  • microbial source tracking in mixed land use watersheds
  • end-of-pipe treatment for combined sewer overflows
  • microbial processes in sewers
  • microplastic sources and their associated biofilms
  • antibiotic resistance in agricultural soils
  • bioremediation of oil, solvent, and explosives contaminated aquifer sediments

Tools in the lab include those for analyzing organic contaminants (e.g., HPLC-UV), studying microbes (e.g., PCR, qPCR, fluorescent microscope, anaerobic chamber), and measuring basic water quality parameters.

Contact:

328D Weeks Hall | Civil & Environmental Engineering

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

500 Bartholomew Dr | Piscataway, NJ 08854

(848) 445-8416 | nfahrenf (at) soe.rutgers.edu