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Dr Lachlan Yee
Current Appointment: Senior Lecturer
Organisational Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Telephone: +61 2 6620 3624
Mobile: 0418 881179
Dr Yee has made significant contributions to the interdisciplinary field of polymer science and bacteria in environmental arenas.
His recent research emphasises the utility of polymer science as a powerful platform to overcome a number of environmental challenges such as marine biofouling where he published the first ever report of a living polymer immobilised bacterial biofilm that produced antifouling compounds to effect a significant reduction in algal and larval settlement in the field.
Dr Yee has also reported on the biodegradation of polyhydroxybutyrate, polyhydroxybutyrate-co-valerate and polyhydroxyoctanoate in soil via biofilm bacteria where the first ever reports of the importance of bacterial adhesion modes contributes to the rates of biodegradation of the polymers.
Significantly, he has also published on the topical environmental issue of polychlorinated organic pollutants in soil and how the dechlorination of hexachlorobutadiene in soil can be facilitated by the novel combination of alginate polymers and a nutrient solution including electron shuttles to biostimulate dehalogenating biofilm bacteria.
Recently, Dr Yee continues to research the nitric oxide communication chemistry of bacteria within a biofilm. Dr Yee can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter. Marine Ecology Research Centre Researcher
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