Members of the Spormann Laboratory (Present)


Alfred M. Spormann
Principal Investigator
Chemical Engineering and Civil/Environmental Engineering

Srijay Rajan
Research Assistant
July, 2015
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Ross Milton
Postdoctoral Fellow
June, 2017
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Bioelectrochemistry/bioelectrosynthesis. I am interested in internal electron transfer mechanisms of oxidoreductases to later develop electron transfer strategies with electrodes, with current research focusing on nitrogenase and heterodisulfide reductase (Methanococcus maripaludis).


Frauke Kracke
Postdoctoral Fellow
May, 2016
Civl & Environmental Engineering

Miriam Windler
Postdoctoral Fellow
November, 2015
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Influence of bacteria on micro-algal biofuel production


Albert Mueller
Postdoctoral Fellow
July, 2015
Civil & Environmental Engineering
postdoc

Spatial constraints on syntrophic carbon degradation and uranium reduction


Joerg Deutzmann
Postdoctoral Fellow
October, 2012
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Bioelectrosynthesis
Enrichments on Cathodes


John (Jack) Ruth
PhD Student
April, 2017
Chemical Engineering

Bioelectrosynthesis


Jessica Grembi
PhD Student
January, 2014
Civil and Environmental Engineering

My interests lay at the intersection of microbial ecology and international public health.  My research focuses on the effects of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) intertventions on the development of a 'healthy' commensal gut community for children in low- and middle-income countries that allows optimal absorption of nutrients by the host.  Particularly, I'm interested in the potential microbial dysbiosis caused by a subclinincal condition effecting the absorptive capacity and permeability of the small intestine (environmental enteropathy), understanding the root causes of the pathology, and how these effects might be mitigated through low-cost WASH interventions. 


Maeva Fincker
PhD Student
April, 2012
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ann Karim
PhD Student
April, 2011
Environmental Engineering

Bioelectrosynthesis