Research Interests

  • colored organic carbon biogeochemistry 
  • marine photochemistry and photobiology
  • bio-optical sensors
  • oil spill environmental forensics
  • algae industrial biotechnology and biofuels
  • energy conversion and storage
  • seaweed chemistry and seaweed culture/farming

Current Research

  • Microalgal growth, physiology and acclimation to diverse growth conditions (i.e., light, temperature, nutrients, salinity, and CO2)
  • Analysis of bio-optical data with a special focus on CDOM absorption and fluorescence properties and its variability in the global ocean
  • Directs analytical work for biochemical contents and properties of the algal biomass (e.g., lipids, pigments, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids)