Electrochemically Active Biofilms Short Course

Posted by gamry on February 14, 2019

In Partnership with Gamry Instruments, Washington State University will Present a Short Course on Electrochemically Active Biofilms in 2019

Biofilms WSU ShortCourse 2019

The Biofilm Engineering Research Group at Washington State University will be sponsoring an Electrochemically Active Biofilms Short Course in collaboration with Gamry Instruments.  The course will be held July 30 – August 2, 2019 at the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Washington State University Pullman, WA, USA.

The goal of this short course is to provide the participants with the electrochemical techniques used to study extracellular electron transfer in the electrochemically active biofilms that are used in microbial fuel cells and other Bioelectrochemical systems. Daily activities will include lectures and laboratory sessions.  Lectures will include topics such as Introduction to Electrochemically Active Biofilms and Basic Electrochemistry needed to Understand Biofilms on Electrodes.  Lab sessions and demonstrations will cover topics such as Cyclic Voltammetry, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion.

Gamry Instruments’ Dr. Jerome Babauta is one of several instructors for the short course.  Dr. Babauta is an expert in biofilm electrochemistry and the integration of tools to study biofilms with electrochemical methods. He obtained his PhD in quantifying electron transfer processes within electrochemically active biofilms.

For more information and to register for this short course, please visit the Biofilms at Washington State University web site.