Associate Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering
Office: 311 Barnard Hall
Specialty: Microbial ecology in cold temperature environments
- Studies of deep ice cores
- Environmental Biofilms
- Dissolved organic matter (DOM) dynamics
My research interests revolve around the organization of microbial communities in relation to their physical environment and the processing of nutrients and organic matter. We use limnological, biochemical and molecular biology approaches to investigate processes carried out by bacteria in permanently ice covered lakes, glaciers and streams.
Ongoing research concerns carbon flux through bacterial communities in icy environments, with the long-term goal of improving predictions of carbon fate (metabolism to CO2, sequestration into biomass, long term storage in ice) in the context of a changing environment.
YouTube Video: Dr. Foreman narrates MSU's 2017 Engineering-a-thon event
Interested students should contact Dr. Foreman or visit my research website.
Biofilm related publications searchable under "Publications" on the left sidebar