The research in this group examines the physics of the problem over large length scales and in the full biological context of microbial respiration and biotic-abiotic interactions. In addition to learning about the basic science, we are exploiting our understanding of charge transfer for renewable energy recovery in biological fuel cells, and developing new nanomaterials for energy conversion. Visit our research and publications pages for more information!
With generous support from:
- New: Feature article "Live Wires: Electrical Signaling Between Bacteria" in The Scientist Magazine.
- January 2013: Collaborative work with Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC now published in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology.
- October 2012: Nature Paper - Filamentous bacteria transport electrons over centimetre distances. USC News. Discovery News. Physics World.
- September 2012: We are part of the new NASA Astrobiology Institute "Life Underground" team at USC! NASA Press Release, USC Article
- September 2012: Popular Science names El-Naggar among this year's "Brilliant 10"
- May 2012: Keynote talk by Moh at the Biological Fuel Cells Session of the Electrochemical Society (Seattle)
- May 2012: Ian and Julia's work covered in Dornsife magazine
- Julia Lazzari-Dean wins a Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) undergraduate research grant
- March 2012: Call for papers for the American Chemical Society session on bioelectrochemical systems (Co-organized by Dr. El-Naggar. Location: San Diego, March 25-29, 2012)
- Our work was covered in the December 2010 issue of Physics Today
- News coverage of our 2010 paper on bacterial nanowires: USC News, The Scientist, MSNBC, This Week in PNAS
- Tom Yuzvinsky wins a travel grant from the Provost’s Biomedical Nanoscience Initiative
- Moh El-Naggar receives YIP award from Air Force Office of Scientific Research
- PNAS paper on Electrokinesis covered in Science News