Ryan Ziels

Assistant Professor

Civil Engineering

Faculty of Applied Science

Dr. Ziels is an assistant professor in Civil Engineering, and an associated faculty in Genome Sciences and Technology, at the University of British Columbia. His research interests lie in the intersection of microbial biotechnology and the food-water-energy nexus. His group focuses on engineered systems that harness the vast potential of microorganisms to help us reach the Sustainable Development Goal #6 (providing clean water and sanitation for all). The Ziels research group uses next-generation DNA, RNA, and protein sequencing tools to better understand the workings of microbial communities within engineered treatment systems.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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