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Frank Loeffler

Governor’s Chair for Microbiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering

Frank Loeffler is an environmental microbiologist.

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.

Loeffler also holds an adjunct appointment in the UT Institute of Agriculture Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science.

He is director of the FEWS Research Network, which identifies transdisciplinary research opportunities for scientists in the US and China working on the sustainable use of natural resources for food, energy, and water systems.

Bio Pages

Department of Microbiology

Genome Science & Technology

Lab Page

Loeffler Lab

In the News

June 2017 UT-ORNL to Shepherd US-China Transdisciplinary Environmental Research Network

March 2016 Loeffler, Wilhelm Elected Fellows of American Academy of Microbiology

November 2015 Loeffler Team Publishes in ISME Journal

March 2015 CEE Faculty Members Present at RemTEC

November 2012 UT Study: Unexpected Microbes Fighting Harmful Greenhouse Gas

November 2011 “Junk Food”

March 2011 Journey to the Top 25: Microbe Hunter

Appointed

November 2009 from Georgia Tech

Frank Loeffler

Contact Info

E-mail
UT frank.loeffler@utk.edu
ORNL loefflerfe@ornl.gov

Phone
UT 865-974-4933
ORNL 865-574-7146

Address
UT
706 Science and Engineering Building
1414 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2000

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


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