Introducing Margy Gentile...

I came to Stanford in the fall of 2000 after completing my B.S. in chemical engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. My interests lie in enviromental biotechnology, ranging from wastewater treatment to groundwater remediation.

More specifically, my thesis research focuses on examining the relationships between microbial community structure and dynamics and functional performance and stability in engineered microbial communities. I am studying denitrification as a model process in part due to its relevance to our Oak Ridge project and also due to its importance in wastwater treatment and the global nitrogen cycle. I hope the findings of this work will improve the design and operation of water treatment systems and, consequently, increase their efficiency and stability.

Outside the lab I really enjoy dancing (whether out on the town or in my swing and ballet classes), playing field hockey for the Fiesties, exploring the great California outdoors (hiking, biking, camping), reading, and repeatedly watching Clueless and Office Space.

Margy Gentile
Terman Engineering Center, Room B57
380 Panama Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-4020