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Dr. Zitomer with Student
Contact details:     

Daniel H. Zitomer, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Professor
Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Marquette University
1637 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee
Tel: +1 (414)-288-5733
Fax: +1 (414)-288-6149
Email: daniel.zitomer@mu.edu

 

Dr. Zitomer (Left) with Ph.D. Student, Anne E. Schauer
Dr Zitomer with Student
Dr. Zitomer (Right) with Ph.D. Student, Vaibhav Tale

 

Bio-energyThe Zitomer Lab Group
Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
Marquette University

The Zitomer lab group works to improve biotechnology for waste treatment and renewable energy. Much of our effort involves anaerobic digestion in which specific microorganisms convert wastes and other feedstocks to  biogas that contains methane. The methane can be used as a renewable fuel.  We work closely with Drs. Jim Maki and Krassi Hristova (environmental microbiology/ecology, Biological Sciences) at Marquette and others. We use molecular tools (PCR, qPCR, DGGE, clone libraries, etc.), bioinformatics and other statistical tools (principal component analysis, etc.) to quantify and compare various microbial community structures and relate these to engineering and environmental parameters (rate of COD removal, process stability) to improve engineered bioprocesses. Past and current projects, professional short-course offerings, publications and patents are listed on the linked pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Zitomer (Left) with Ph.D. Student, Anne E. Schauer