Staff

Jeremy Fein

Director

Office: 156 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering
Email: fein@nd.edu
Phone: 574.631.6101

Jeremy Fein serves as the Director of the Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST). He is also a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Jeremy's research focuses on geomicrobiology to determine the effects of bacteria on the fate and mobility of heavy metal and radionuclide contaminants in groundwater systems. The aim of his research is to derive thermodynamic and kinetic models that can account for reactions involving these metals under realistic geologic systems. Jeremy also examines the solubility of actinide-bearing mineral phases as a means to improve the predictive models for subsurface actinide transport.


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Jon Loftus

Laboratory Program Manager

Office: 152 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering
Email: jloftus@nd.edu
Phone: 574.631.9823

Jon Loftus was appointed to Laboratory Program Manager for the Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) in 2016. In this role, Jon oversees day-to-day operations within CEST and also works closely with students and other users on the Center's inductively coupled plasma (ICP), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), and chromatography assets. Prior, he served as a lab technician and trainer at CEST for twelve years. Jon also worked in biology as a lab technician for several ecology projects. He is a graduate of Indiana University South Bend with a B.S. in Biology.

 


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Dana Biasatti

Stable Isotope Specialist

Office: 152 Fitzpatrick Hall
Email: Dana.Biasatti.1@nd.edu
Phone: 574.631.5938

Dana Biasatti joined Notre Dame Research (NDR) in 2016 and is a Stable Isotope Specialist at the Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST). She maintains three isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS), along with five peripheral preparation devices, and trains users to analyze their samples. Before joining NDR, Dana was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland Chesapeake Biological Laboratory for five years, where she was responsible for maintaining a stable isotope laboratory. Dana received a PhD in Geology from Florida State University in 2009.

 


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Mike Brueseke

Laboratory Specialist

Office: 152 Fitzpatrick Hall
Email: mbruesek@nd.edu
Phone: 574.631.7209

Mike Brueseke joined the Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) in 2019 as the Laboratory Specialist. Mike helps maintain an array of analytical instruments and train users to analyze their samples. Previously, Mike worked in the Department of Biological Sciences, managing Professor Gary Lamberti’s Stream & Wetland Ecology Laboratory for eighteen years. In that role, he assisted dozens of postdoctoral scholars, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates that traveled through the lab in topics of aquatic ecology. Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Miami University.