Detecting Rare Biological Targets in Aquatic Environments


Location: Galvin 115B

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Dr. Aaron Bivins recently completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and is now a postdoc at Notre Dame conducting research related to water microbiology and human health alongside Professor Kyle Bibby in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences and the Environmental Change Initiative.

Bivins is a public health engineer interested in the relationships between microbes, engineered systems, and human health. In his research, he seeks to characterize the interactions between human and waterborne pathogens mediated by various kinds of water. 

During his graduate studies, Bivins won a Fulbright grant that enabled him to spend nine months in Nagpur, India, working with other scientists to study a community that is building the infrastructure to provide continuous running water to 2.5 million residents for the first time.

Part of the Environmental Change Initiative's Brown Bag Seminar Series.