Alfred M. Spormann
Associate Professor of Environmental Microbiology
Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering,
and (by courtesy) of Biological Sciences, and of Geological and Environmental Sciences
phone: (650)723-3668

Alfred M. Spormann is a microbial physiologist and biochemist. He received his Ph.D. from the Philipps-University, Marburg, and conducted postdoctoral research at the Departments of Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and at Stanford University. He and his research group are members of the Bio-X initiative in the James H. Clark Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science, as well of the Stanford Biofilm Research Center, the Microbial Biology Program and the Environmental Biotechnology program at Stanford.

In 1995, he received a Terman Award and in 1998, he received the NSF CAREER award. In 2000, he received the Charles Lee Powell Research Award. He is a member of the editorial board of Archives of Microbiology and Biodegradation. Currently, he is also the co-director, together with Caroline Harwood, of the Microbial Diversity Course at the Marine Biological Laboratoy in Woods Hole, MA. He is also the director of the Stanford Biofilm Research Center.