posted : 2022-08-18 00:00:00The talk was given in the session focused on mineral crystallization, aggregation and dissolution organized by Laura Lammers (UC-Berkeley) and Xin Zhang (PNNL). Thanks for the invite and wonderful sessions!
posted : 2022-08-01 00:00:00
After six beautiful years working in DEERS at UT-El Paso, Jie will move to the SMS, Arizona State University. Farewell, El Paso and all the great people! Another exciting journey is awaiting!
posted : 2022-07-15 00:00:00
A productive virtual meeting for both Jie and Rachel. Stay tuned for related papers (hopefully soon).
posted : 2022-06-01 00:00:00
Rachel is one step closer to her NASA dream!
posted : 2022-05-16 00:00:00
Grace is an expert in extracellular electron transfer between bacteria and solid phase. Excited to be working with Grace on purple sulfur bacteria and metal sulfide electron transfer!
posted : 2022-01-31 00:00:00
Christian is a senior majored in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Christian will work on the biological iron-vanadium system during his appointment.
posted : 2021-10-01 00:00:00
Rachel successfully defended her thesis proposal, and is pushing her iron-molybdenum-sulfide work forward.
posted : Sep 01, 2021
posted : Sep 01, 2021
Rachel's first first-author paper on Molybdenum! Check it out! https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0012825221003007?via%3Dihub
posted : Sep 01, 2021
We have immediate openings for postdoctoral fellows and graduate student. Please contact us.
posted : Aug 24, 2021
Hugo presented his work of "Utilization of Solid-Phase Metal Sulfide as Electron Donors by Purple Sulfur Bacteria: A Comparative and Mechanistic Study" at ACS Fall 2021. Proud of Hugo getting progress after an extremely tough year for him! Rachel also presented her work of "Biological Sequestration of Molybdenum under Sulfidic Conditions: The Role of Sulfate Reducing Bacteria". Jie scrutinized and reinterpreted Ezequiel's former work on "Biogenic versus abiogenic iron sulfide: Effects of reactants and the presence of sulfate-reducing bacteria". Overall a very productive meeting!
posted : Jul 30, 2021
Jie (more accurately, her group) was recognized for her research that addresses the existing gap between the understanding of the structure, bonding, and speciation in transition metal (TM) sulfide species. She aims to reveal the underlying reaction mechanisms of TM-sulfide systems and to connect their interactions with the electronic states observed in TMs under various conditions.
posted : Jul 15, 2021
An interesting review paper on Agriculture nanoparticles. Check it out! https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2211339821000381
posted : Apr 30, 2021
Rachel's work on molybdenum sequestration mechanisms has been awarded the GSA graduate student research grant. Congratulations, Rachel!
posted : Aug 30, 2020
An interesting review paper published in Environmental Microbiology. Check it out! https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1462-2920.15174
posted : May 01, 2020
Erica is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Erica will start her graduate school study at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Have fun at WHOI, Erica!
posted : Dec 01, 2019
Congratulations to Muammar for the new position as a junior leader in Tuebingen University! Best wishes, our dear friend!
posted : Aug 26, 2019
Welcome to all. Excited to work with you!
posted : Jul 15, 2019
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.
posted : Jul 06, 2019
Hugo presented his work in GRC-Applied and environmental microbiology "Shaping the Earth's Microverse" held in Mount Holyoke College, MA.
posted : May 01, 2019
Congratulations to Ezequiel on his successful defense of Masters thesis - Precipitation and transformation of iron sulfide in anoxic aqueous conditions: effects of reactant sources
posted : Apr 01, 2019
Muammar and Jie organized an ACS session on nanoparticles in nature. Muammar co-convened the session with Dr. Mohamed from University of South Carolina.
posted : Mar 15, 2019
Brandon's work based in White Sands has attracted attention at the Departmental Colloquium.
posted : Feb 28, 2019
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.
posted : Aug 01, 2018
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!
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.
posted : May 01, 2018
Look at their vivid color! Cannot wait to understand them better in the context of a mineral environment!
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.)
posted : Feb 01, 2018
Welcome to our newest group member, Hugo!
posted : Jan 19, 2018We have completed our preliminary surveying of the White Sands National Monument regarding the groundwater tables and sampling sites.
posted : Aug 01, 2017
Our newest members Dr. Muammar Mansor, Rocio Rojos, and Brandon Lajoie will make our team stronger than ever! Big welcomes!
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!
posted : Mar 02, 2017
Ezequiel and Matt presented posters at the 2017 Geological Sciences Colloquium.
posted : Feb 06, 2017
The NanoGeoBio Laboratory has openings for motivated graduate and undergraduate students. Please contact the PI directly regarding these positions.
posted : Jan 17, 2017
Welcome to our newest group member, Ezequiel!
posted : Oct 18, 2016
Jie and Rip (Dr. Langford) were looking for microbial crusts in the White Sands National Monuments, New Mexico.
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.
posted : Sep 01, 2016
Jie joined the Department of Geological Sciences as an assistant professor.
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