The Governor’s Chair for Microbiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering is environmental microbiologist Frank Loeffler.
Loeffler’s research centers on discovering ways to clean the environment, counter the damage humans do to ecosystems, and improve environmental health.
He studies how naturally occurring bacteria break down pollutants like chlorinated solvents, radioactive wastes, and greenhouse gases.
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November 2011 “Junk Food”
March 2011 Journey to the Top 25: Microbe Hunter
November 2009 from Georgia Tech
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