NC State University - Department of soil science


Owen W. Duckworth

Associate Professor
Curriculum Vita

Owen received his B.S. from the College of William and Mary, M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of North Carolina, and Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University.

Ben Uster

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Curriculum Vita

en received his BSc and MSc from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and his PhD from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is currently working on biogenic manganese oxides produced by fresh water fungi.

Andrew Whitaker

Graduate Student
Curriculum Vita

Andrew is a Ph.D student studying iron oxidizing bactera and the structure of the resulting oxides. He holds B.S. in Soil Scinec for North Carolina State University.

Dawn Markarian

Graduate Student

Dawn is a Master's student working on the purification of pyoverdin siderophores. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Technology and Management from North Carolina State University.

Josh Henson

Undegraduate Student

Josh is working on his B.S. in evirovnemnatl technology and working on degradation of pesticides.

Danial Khan

Undegraduate Student

Danial is working on his B.S. in Civil and Environemntal engineering. He works with manganese oxides.


Lab Mascot

Although he usually telecommutes, Rulon takes his duties as lab mascot very seriously. His advanced training is from the Wake County SPCA.