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. Previous research projects include remediation of oil, solvent, and explosives contaminated aquifer sediments, microbial source tracking in mixed land use watersheds, microplastic fate and transport, antibiotic resistance in agricultural soils, and end-of-pipe treatment for combined sewer overflows.

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.


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