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 nucelic acids-based testing of microbes and fucntional genes, and iii) Enabling technologies for organohalide bioremediation with a focus on fucntional genomics. More details about these areas can be found here