- 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
- 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