Headshot portrait of Alfred Spormann - Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, of Chemical Engineering, and (by courtesy) of Biology
Clark Center Faculty, Clark Center Working Group Member

In the Spormann lab's research, they investigate molecular microbial metabolism and its linkage to ecological and evolutionary processes. They explore the distinguishing features of novel microbial metabolism and how molecular and biochemical differences in metabolism shape microbial fitness. They study novel microbial metabolism with relevance to bioremediation, bioenergy, and intestinal microbiology.