Center for Biofilm Engineering Fall 2017 Seminar Series Presents a Seminar with Dr. Tibor Benedek
- Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4:10pm to 5:00pm
- Roberts Hall, 113 - view map
Dr. Tibor Benedek is a research associate in the Department of Regional University Centre of Excellence in Environmental Industry at Szent István University in Hungary. Dr. Benedek earned his PhD in chemical engineering from the University Politechnica of Bucharest, Romania. Over the last ten years he has carried out research regarding the microbiology of hydrocarbon contaminated environments. His current research focuses on bacterial biofilms developed in oxygen limited, simple aromatic hydrocarbon contaminated groundwater. His ultimate goal is to engineer a microbial consortium made of hydrocarbon degrading, biofilm forming and MICP bacteria applicable in establishment of durable biofilm based semipermeable barriers for containment and decontamination of hydrocarbon polluted groundwater.
Dr. Benedek’s talk “Selective enrichment and population dynamics of microaerobic and aerobic BTEX degrading biofilm bacteria,” will focus on identifying microaerobic and aerobic BTEX degrading bacteria of a clogging biofilm developed in a Pump and Treat System treating gasoline contaminated groundwater. The question to which he seeks the answer is: Whether detrimental biofilms can be put in the service of ecosystem?
If you would like to meet with Dr. Benedek, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org