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A/Prof Cao Bin

PI, Biofilm Biology and Environmental Engineering clusters, SCELSE
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTU


Dr Cao Bin obtained his PhD degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from National University of Singapore. He then worked on US DOE projects during his postdoctoral training in Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He joined Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) as an assistant professor in December 2011. He is now an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Principal Investigator in the Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research efforts are focused on understanding biofilm-mediated environmental processes and harnessing the power of microbial biofilms to address environmental issues. Specifically, his research team uses environmental engineering, (bio)chemical engineering, microbiology, and molecular/synthetic biology tools and develop new tools to (i) understand biofilm-mediated environmental processes and biofilm-contaminant interactions, (ii) engineer microbial biofilms with defined structural and functional characteristics, and (iii) develop biofilm-enabled approaches for environmental biotechnological applications.

Environmental Microbial Biofilm Biotechnology (EMBB) research group

Research interests
Environmental biofilm processes
Biofilm engineering
Biofilm-enabled biotechnological applications

Research grants/topics
Biofilm-plastic interaction in the environment-food-health nexus
Biofilm-electrode interaction in microbial electrochemical technologies
Biofilm engineering for bioremediation and resource recovery
Biofilm-biocide interaction