Techtmann Lab at
Michigan Tech

Environmental Microbiology

RESEARCH INTERESTS
PEOPLE
PUBLICATIONS
TEACHING
OUR WORK

Research Interests

Research in the Techtmann Lab focuses on understanding the role of environmental microbial communities in environmentally and industrially relavent processes.

Oil Biodegradation

Natural microbial communities can breakdown oil and be employed in bioremediation of oil in diverse settings

Microbial Communities as Biosensors

Environmental microbial communities respond rapirdly to environmental change.  These changes can be interrogated and microbial biomarkers identified that can serve as biosensors.

Environmental Impacts of Biocides

Biocides are commonly used in household and industrial applications.  These biocides can impact aqautic systems if released.

Plastic to Food

The use of natural and engineered microbial consorita combined with chemical processing to convert plastic waste into protein powder