Research

We combine experimental and theoretical approaches to address research questions at the interfaces of environmental chemistry, environmental health, and environmental biotechnology.
Research activities seek to obtain novel molecular insights into the chemistry and biochemistry of organic contaminants, organic substrates, and biomacromolecules in natural and engineered systems.
We are concerned with elucidating the mechanisms that control the chemical trapping, biological assimilation, and dynamic fate of organic molecules with important relevance to ecosystem health, agricultural productivity, and organic carbon cycling and recycling.

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Upcoming Talks by Prof. Aristilde

Title: TBA
Environmental Engineering Seminar; May 1, 2017
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Upcoming Conference Presentations by Aristilde Group Members

Four Presentations at the ASABE International Annual Meeting, July 16-19, 2017 in Spokane, Washington
Title: A Metabolomics-Based Approach for Molecular-Scale Tracking of Organic Nutrients in Aquatic Systems. Presenter: Ludmilla Aristilde
Session: Nutrient Transport and Cycling

Title: Disconnected Metabolic Pathways in the Conversion of Sugar Mixtures towards Biofuel Precursors in Clostridial Species. Presenter: Ludmilla Aristilde
Session: Biochemical Conversion and Bioprocess Modeling

Title: Novel Metabolic Routes for Mixed-Sugar Metabolism in Pseudomonas protegens and Implications for Biotechnology. Presenter: Rebecca A. Wilkes
Session: Processing Systems

Title: Nanoscale Dynamics of Water Retention in Organo-Mineral Matrices Revealed by X-ray Diffraction. Presenter: Sabrina E. Kelch
Session: innovative hydrology and water quality monitoring


Recent articles

Just accepted manuscript in  Advances in Water Resources by Aristilde, Galdi, Kelch, and Aoki

Just accepted manuscript in Advances in Water Resources by Aristilde, Galdi, Kelch, and Aoki

TITLE: Sugar-Influenced Water Diffusion, Interaction, and Retention in Clay Interlayer Nanopores Probed by Theoretical Simulations and Experimental Spectroscopies —ABSTRACT: Understanding the hydrodynamics in clay nanopores…

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New Publication in Environmental Chemistry Letters by Pochodylo and Aristilde

New Publication in Environmental Chemistry Letters by Pochodylo and Aristilde

TITLE: Molecular Dynamics of Stability and Structures in Phytochelatin Complexes with Zn, Cu, Fe, Mg and Ca: Implications for Metal Detoxification —ABSTRACT: Phytochelatins, or (γ-glutamyl-cysteine)n-glycine,…

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New publication in Microbial Biotechnology by Aristilde, L.

New publication in Microbial Biotechnology by Aristilde, L.

TITLE: Metabolite Labelling Reveals Hierarchies in Clostridium acetobutylicum that Selectively Channel Carbons from Sugar Mixtures towards Biofuel Precursors —ABSTRACT: Clostridial fermentation of cellulose and hemicellulose…

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