Expertise

Research Interests:

  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Bioremediation Applications
  • Fate and Transport of Persistent Organic Groundwater Contaminants
  • Development and Testing of Innovative Remediation Technologies

Natalie Cápiro's research interests include environmental biotechnology and bioremediation applications, fate and transport of persistent organic groundwater contaminants, and development and testing of innovative in situ remediation technologies.

The Cápiro lab studies the transformation of emerging and traditional organic contaminants in the environment that cause harmful effects on the environment and human health. We are particularly interested in revealing the degradation pathways, microbial dynamics and their interactions with biotic and abiotic factors.

Fundamental Research Questions:

  • Contaminant Transformation Process
  • Applications Of Molecular-based And Omics- Approaches

Research:

  • Evaluation of Partitioning Electron Donors for Enhanced Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvent Source Zones
    Secondary Impacts of In Situ Remediation on Groundwater Quality and Post-Treatment Management Strategies
  • Development of an Integrated Field Test/Modeling Protocol for Efficient In Situ Bioremediation Design and Performance Uncertainty Assessment
    Innovative Public Health Engineering Strategies to Reduce Water-Associated Disease Burden in Low-Income Countries
Affiliations

Research Assistant Professor, Integrated Multiphase Environmental Systems Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Tufts University

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Tufts University

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Assistant Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Past Affiliations

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Tufts University (past)

Communities
Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering
Degrees
PhD, William Marsh Rice University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2007
MS, William Marsh Rice University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2003
BS, Cornell University, Biological and Environmental Engineering, 2000