People

Dr. Sebastian BehrensSebastian

Associate Professor

e-mail: sbehrens@umn.edu

Education

B.S., 1998, University of Bremen, Germany, Biology

M.S., 2000, University of Bremen, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany, Microbiology

Ph.D., 2003, University of Bremen, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany, Molecular Microbial Ecology

Experience

Postdoctoral research fellow, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2004-2008

Research associate (Asst. Professor), Center for Applied Geosciences, University of Tuebingen, Germany, 2008-2014

Dr. Jovan PopovicJovan

Postdoc

e-mail: jpopovic@umn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Zhe DuZhe Du

Postdoc

e-mail: zdu@umn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Julie JohnstonJulie

Graduate student

e-mail: joh12031@umn.edu

 

 

 

Juliet Johnston is an NSF-Fellow working on her PhD in Environmental Engineering.  She investigates the wastewater microbiome in relation to seasonal variation, specifically focusing on nitrification failure during cold temperatures.  Additionally, she is the organizer for the nation’s first ever Queer Science Day to inspire upcoming LGBT scientists.  She obtained her Bachelors in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Women’s Studies from Clemson University.  She is often found lounging in coffee shops, rock climbing, baking, and taking long walks in the bitter cold with her dog.

Nadine HackshawNadine

Graduate student

e-mail: sigt0004@umn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gloria ThomasGloria Thomas

Graduate student

e-mail: glotho909@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael BrownMichael

Undergraduate student

e-mail: brow4623@umn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kade KearneyKade Kearney

Undergraduate student

e-mail: kearn114@umn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sameer SiddiqSameer Siddiq

Undergraduate student

e-mail: siddi080@umn.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sami Kinnunen

Undergraduate student

e-mail: kinnu022@umn.edu

Alumni

Name Degree Degree year Current Position
Kipp Sande MS, Civil Engineering 2016

Environmental Consultant: Antea Group USA

 

Join us!

Interested in joining the lab? Contact Sebastian at sbehrens@umn.edu