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We make better decisions because we gather more information and understand the perspectives of our partners.
The ultimate goal is to translate laboratory results to the field to inform bioremediation technologies, further our understanding of fundamental biogeochemical cycles, identify processes that control the mobility of contaminants as well as to help assess the safety case of geological nuclear waste repositories.
Further applications, particularly of the isotope work, include probing the rock record for evidence of early life.
Applications include the remediation of metal-contaminated field sites, elucidating the role of microbes in nuclear waste repository stability, and the study of biogeochemical cycling in pristine environments.
To characterize laboratory and field systems, we employ techniques ranging from synchrotron-based spectroscopy and microscopy (XAS, µXAS, STXM), electron microscopy (STEM, HRTEM, cryo-EM), microbial community analyses (pyrosequencing of 16S r RNA, metagenomics, metaproteomics and metatranscriptomics), and geochemical and mineralogical characterizations (ICP-MS, XRD, SAED).
The results of this effort have led to the identification of several key factors that govern the chemoselectivities and efficiencies of the competitive reaction pathways followed.We use resources more carefully because we avoid duplicating what others have already created.In the design and making of objects and spaces, considerations concerning materiality are certainly very complex.The results are discussed in terms of both their mechanistic and synthetic significance.Instead of elucidating the mystery, this knowledge only rendered it more inexplicable.