Natalie Cápiro is an assistant professor at Auburn University. She was previously 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.
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.