Wood Biofilms and Biotechnology Lab

Current research focuses in the lab include:

  • Discovering the genetic basis of biofilm formation with E. coli and P. aeruginosa
  • Discerning the role of toxin/antioxin systems and cryptic prophages
  • Evolving biofilm regulators to control biofilm formation of biorefineries
  • Evolving bidirectional hydrogenases for hydrogen production
  • Understanding interkingdom cell communication

Contact Information



The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering, established in 1948, is recognized as one of the largest and most influential chemical engineering departments in the nation.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry.

Department of Chemical Engineering

119 Greenberg Complex

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2574