Dr. Ian Bradley

Ian Bradley

Faced with increased eutrophication of earth’s waterways and variability in renewable freshwater resources, there is an unprecedented need to reduce our impact on the aquatic environment. Assistant Professor Ian Bradley focuses on sustainable ways to treat our water and wastewater using natural microbial organisms like microalgae. Bradley’s laboratory looks at how we can use these organisms to recover nutrients from waste streams, and generate resources such as fertilizer and bioenergy. By using sustainable biological processes, this work could transform resource consuming technologies into resource producers that generate materials and energy while keeping our waterways clean.