Research – Shaily Mahendra, Ph.D.

Current Projects

• Biomarkers and stable isotope-based tools for monitoring 1,4-dioxane biodegradation.
• Chlorinated solvents’ and metals’ impacts on 1,4-dioxane biodegradation.
• Biodegradation of poly- and perfluoroalkyl compounds by bacteria and fungi.
• Design of abiotic and biological treatment trains for 1,4-dioxane biodegradation.
• Interactions of metallic (Ag, Au, Cu, Zn) nanoparticles with wetland microbial communities.
• Application of enzymes packaged in vault nanoparticles for water treatment and bioremediation.