Research Interests

  • ocean biogeochemistry, photochemistry and marine pollution
  • oil spill environmental forensics
  • algae industrial biotechnology and biofuels
  • 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 oceans
  • Directs analytical work for biochemical contents and properties of the algal biomass (e.g., lipids, pigments, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids)