Rotaru Lab

University of Southern Denmark

We investigate how to harness microbial metabolisms in order to produce fossil fuel-free renewable resources and control harmful microbial processes. For these purposes, we look at extracellular electron transfer for energy metabolism in various microorganisms. The major research aim is to learn how microorganisms make use of solid surfaces (minerals, metal structures, electrodes, cell-to-cell) in order to gain energy and/or to respire.

Current projects

Feeding on electrons 
Microbial chemical plants   
Electrogas
Electric interactions in the environment