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!


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!


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.


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


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 Geological Sciences Colloquium

posted : 2019-03-15 00:00:00

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


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.


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!


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.


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! 


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.) 


Welcome to Hugo!

posted : Feb 01, 2018

Welcome to our newest group member, Hugo!


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. 


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!


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 Geological Sciences Colloquium at UTEP

posted : Mar 02, 2017

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


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. 


New member!

posted : Jan 17, 2017

Welcome to our newest group member, Ezequiel!


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. 


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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