Paul Falkowski
Paul Falkowski
Biogeochemical cycles; evolution; astrobiology

Cook Campus
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS)
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)
Rutgers Energy Institute

As the lead principle investigator for Rutgers DMCS’ Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Laboratory, Dr. Falkowski’s research interests include many topics that fall under this category, including biogeochemical cycles, photosynthesis, biological oceanography, molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics, physiological adaptation, plant physiology, evolution, mathematical modeling, and symbiosis. Paul also has specific energy interests in optimizing the production of algal feedstocks for biofuels and secondary metabolites, designing and optimizing biologically inspired catalyzers for hydrogen production and nitrogen fixation, and analyses of long term changes in technology that increase energy efficiency.