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Yigal Achmon, Ph.D.
I am interested in the field of applied sustainable waste management. This field gives value to agriculture and food residues. I currently explore two related avenues: first, a sustainable pest management technique called biosolarization, and second, a waste-to-energy process through anaerobic digestion. In both of these projects, I utilize microbial communities as a work force platform. I use next generation sequencing along with advanced fermentation processes to elucidate the role of these microbial communities in complex bioengineered systems (“xeno-ecological” niches). In the biosolarization project, I conduct lab simulations of field soils and explore the fate of different waste residue amendments. In the anaerobic digestion project, I adapt microbial communities to extreme conditions of low water, high temperature, and high organic loading rates.