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Natalie Cápiro

Research Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Natalie L. Cápiro

Natalie Cápiro

Research Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone 617-627-6015
Anderson Hall, Room 322
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
environmental biotechnology and bioremediation applications, fate and transport of persistent organic groundwater contaminants
Biography: 

Natalie Cápiro is a member of the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) research group within the Tufts Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Integrated Multiphase Environmental Systems Laboratory (IMPES). While addressing issues of subsurface remediation, she has worked at scales ranging from microcosms to the pilot-scale, and the results have helped support field studies through collaborations with practicing consultants and site managers. Her recent laboratory projects have focused on evaluating microbial and contaminant interactions at the NAPL-water interface, and characterizing the spatial and temporal changes of key dechlorinating bacteria.

Education: 
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, 2007
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, 2003
B.S., Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2000
Professional Experience: 
2009-present:

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2006-2009:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech

Research Interests: 

Natalie Cápiro's research interests include environmental biotechnology and bioremediation applications, fate and transport of persistent organic groundwater contaminants, and development and testing of innovative in situ remediation technologies.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
NSF Distinguished Science and Engineering Fellow of the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
Eleanor and Mills Bennett Fellowship in Hydrology
Carl Storm Fellowship
Service Memberships: 
American Society for Microbiology
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Geophysical Union
Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
CEE-0030: Environmental Chemistry

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