Dr. Christopher M. Sales

370T0967_smallChristopher M. Sales is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University. He graduated with a B.S.E in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. He then went on receive his M.S. in 2006 and Ph.D. in 2012 in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, with his dissertation focusing on the functional genomics of the biodegradation of the emerging water contaminants, 1,4-dioxane and N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). His former work as a post-doctoral researcher with Dean Joseph B. Hughes in the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department at Drexel University concentrated on the bioremediation of soils contaminated with nitroaromatric compounds, the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale, and the development of combined algae-bacteria biotechnologies for the conversion of wastes to energy and valuable products. His research interests and expertise are in studying the environmental microbiology of natural and engineered systems, using a suite of high-throughput molecular biology, microbiology, analytical chemistry, and computational techniques, to produce a wealth of valuable information that can be used to understand and engineer microbial systems involved in biodegradation, bioenergy production, or biogeochemical processes. As an assistant professor at Drexel, he enthusiastically teaches courses on environmental microbiology and environmental biological processes.

Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering        2012
University of California, Berkeley, CA

M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering          2006
University of California, Berkeley, CA

B.S.E., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering  2005
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

B.A., Environmental Studies with Distinction       2005
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fountain Valley School of Colorado                        2001
Colorado Springs, CO

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