Dr. Sarah Glaven | AIChE

Dr. Sarah Glaven

Naval Research Laboratory

Dr. Glaven is a research biologist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with over 12 years of experience in the field of microbial electrochemistry and electromicrobiology, processes in which microorganisms are used to catalyze electrode reactions and transport electrons over micron-scale distances. Dr. Glaven is recognized worldwide as an expert in this field and for her recent work using meta-omics to understand electron transfer and carbon fixation in electroautotrophic biofilm communities. Dr. Glaven has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles in microbial electrochemistry, work that has been cited over 1800 times. More recently, Dr. Glaven has begun incorporating tools and practices of synthetic biology in her research to engineer extracellular electron transfer (EET). She also currently serves on the editorial board of the new journal Biofilms and mSystems and is the current President of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET).