Syed A. Hashsham

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Adjunct Professor
Center for Microbial Ecology; Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center for Microbial Ecology

Mailing Address:

1449 Engineering Research Ct.
Room A126
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 355 8241
Fax: (517) 355 0250


I routinely teach Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering (ENE804) and Environmental Engineering Process Lab (ENE806) and serve as Environmental Engineering Faculty Consultant for CE495 - Capstone Design Project. In the past, I have taught Microbiology for Environmental Sci & Eng (CE487), Engineering Economics module of CE272, and Introduction to Environmental Engineering (CE280).


Research in my lab is focused on three areas: i) Development of new approaches and tools to understand how complex microbial communities work, ii) Development and validation of low-cost field-deployable microfluidic devices for nucleic acids-based testing of microbes and functional genes, and iii) Enabling technologies for organohalide bioremediation with a focus on functional genomics. More details about these areas can be found here


Maggie R. Williams wins the 2017 Fitch H. Beach Award and recognized as the most outstanding graduate researcher in the College of Engineering. April 4, 2017.