Frank Loeffler

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.

Frank Loeffler

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UT Office:
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1414 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2000

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Oak Ridge National Lab
PO Box 2008 MS-6342
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6342