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Ian Bradley

Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering 
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Wastewater treatment, algae, algal blooms in the Great Lakes and elsewhere

Head shot of Ian Bradley, University at Buffalo wastewater treatment and algal bloom expert.

Ian Bradley’s research focuses on creating sustainable biological processes for water and wastewater treatment.

His work includes developing techniques for using microalgae to remove nutrients from wastewater and transform them into carbon-rich biofuels. Such systems have the potential to offer a low-cost, sustainable solution for wastewater treatment.

Bradley is also interested in examining the effects of nutrient inputs on harmful algal blooms and microbes in the Great Lakes. This effort uses molecular methods to track these communities and investigate their ecology, with the goal of understanding how seasonal and locational changes affect bacteria and algae.

Bradley can speak to the media about his research and sustainable methods for treating wastewater. He can also answer general questions regarding toxic algal blooms, which can result from runoff from wastewater treatment plants, agriculture and industrial facilities.

CONTACT:

Ian Bradley, PhD
Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering 
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
UB Renew Institute

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