2019-Dec

Farewell to Muammar!

posted : 2019-12-01 00:00:00

Congratulations to Muammar for the new position as a junior leader in Tuebingen University! Best wishes, our dear friend!

2019-Aug

Welcome to Erica, Rachel, Humayra, and Tony to the NanoGeoBio Laboratory!

posted : 2019-08-26 00:00:00

Welcome to all. Excited to work with you!

2019-Jul

Congratulations to Brandon in obtaining his M.S. degree!

posted : 2019-07-15 00:00:00

Congratulations to Bradon on his successful defense of Masters thesis - Interactions of bacterial communities and their mineralogical environment: A case study based in White Sands.

Hugo was awarded a GRC travel award

posted : 2019-07-06 00:00:00

Hugo presented his work in GRC-Applied and environmental microbiology "Shaping the Earth's Microverse" held in Mount Holyoke College, MA.

2019-May

Congratulations to Ezequiel in obtaining his M.S. degree!

posted : 2019-05-01 00:00:00

Congratulations to Ezequiel on his successful defense of Masters thesis - Precipitation and transformation of iron sulfide in anoxic aqueous conditions: effects of reactant sources

2019-Apr

A session on Nanoparticles in Nature at ACS

posted : 2019-04-01 00:00:00

Muammar and Jie organized an ACS session on nanoparticles in nature. Muammar co-convened the session with Dr. Mohamed from University of South Carolina.

2019-Mar

2019 Geological Sciences Colloquium

posted : 2019-03-15 00:00:00

Brandon's work based in White Sands has attracted attention at the Departmental Colloquium.

2019-Feb

Field trip to the Badwater Basin, Death Valley

posted : 2019-02-28 00:00:00

Brandon, Rip, Ben and Jie had a field trip to the Badwater Basin, Death Valley, for exploration of the relationship between microbial communities and evaporite minerals. The copyright of the photos belongs to Dr. Brunner.


2018-Aug

GSA grant awarded to Ezequiel!

posted : 2018-08-01 00:00:00

Ezequiel's work on iron sulfide precipitation and transformation in low-temperature aqueous solutions has been awarded the GSA graduate student grant. He also received the prestigious MGPV division's extra award. Congratulations, Ezequiel!

2018-Jul

Opening for PhD student

posted : Jul 26, 2018

Immediate opening for one Ph.D. student to work on relationships between sulfur-metabolizing communities and photosynthetic communities in water-restricted gypsic environments.

2018-May

Purple sulfur bacteria!

posted : May 01, 2018

Look at their vivid color! Cannot wait to understand them better in the context of a mineral environment! 


2018-Mar

More samples from White Sands

posted : Mar 28, 2018

A sampling trip to the White Sands was conducted this March. Except creating more work for ourselves to do, we also had A LOT OF fun with the Patrick's ATV. (Top two photos are courtesy of Dr. Ben Brunner.) 


2018-Feb

Welcome to Hugo!

posted : Feb 01, 2018

Welcome to our newest group member, Hugo!

2018-Jan

New rounds of exploration in the White Sands!

posted : Jan 19, 2018

We have completed our preliminary surveying of the White Sands National Monument regarding the groundwater tables and sampling sites. 

2017-Aug

Welcome to Dr. Mansor, Rocio and Brandon!

posted : Aug 01, 2017

Our newest members Dr. Muammar Mansor, Rocio Rojos, and Brandon Lajoie will make our team stronger than ever! Big welcomes!

2017-Jun

Sulfate-Reducers Successfully Cultured

posted : Jun 01, 2017

Ezequiel has successfully cultured sulfate-reducers, Desulfovibrio vulgaris and D. desulfuricans. Now we have these bacterial strains happily growing in the NanoGeoBIo lab!


2017-Mar

2017 Geological Sciences Colloquium at UTEP

posted : Mar 02, 2017

Ezequiel and Matt presented posters at the 2017 Geological Sciences Colloquium. 


2017-Feb

Openings for motivated students

posted : Feb 06, 2017

The NanoGeoBio Laboratory has openings for motivated graduate and undergraduate students. Please contact the PI directly regarding these positions. 


2017-Jan

New member!

posted : Jan 17, 2017

Welcome to our newest group member, Ezequiel!

2016-Oct

Microbial crusts in gypsum deserts

posted : Oct 18, 2016

Jie and Rip (Dr. Langford) were looking for microbial crusts in the White Sands National Monuments, New Mexico.


The Earth Science week

posted : Oct 15, 2016

Jie introduced the concept of nanogeoscience to hundreds of K-12 students during the Earth Science week. This event also featured the application of 3-D printing and drones in geoscience research. 


2016-Sep

A new chapter!

posted : Sep 01, 2016

Jie joined the Department of Geological Sciences as an assistant professor. 

Jie's profile at the departmental webpage

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