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Terry Hazen

Governor's Chair for Environmental Biotechnology

Biography

Terry Hazen is an environmental biologist specializing in bioremediation and bioenergy.

Hazen’s research focuses on how naturally occurring bacteria can sometimes break down and detoxify hazardous materials. He is also working with a team of researchers who have developed a method of using bacteria to help test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants.

Hazen holds a joint appointment with the College of Engineering’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the College of Arts and Sciences’ departments of Microbiology and Earth and Planetary Sciences. He is also director of the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE).

Hazen works closely with the UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Biological Sciences and the Center for Environmental Biotechnology.

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