We investigate how to harness microbial metabolisms 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 primary research aim is to learn how microorganisms make use of solid surfaces (minerals, metal structures, electrodes, cell-to-cell) to gain energy and/or to respire.

CURRENT projects

Harnessing microbes to store electricity and capture carbon dioxide in sustainable chemicals

Seabed methane cycling by reversible electron transfer between archaea and bacteria

PAST projects

Feeding on electrons 
Microbial chemical plants   
Electric interactions in the environment