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François Morel
François Morel

Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor of Geosciences. Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute

B.S., Engineering Université de Grenoble, France
Ph.D., Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology

Room: 153 Guyot Hall
Phone: 609-258-2416

Webpage: The Morel Trace Metals Group

Concurrent University Appointments

  • Associated Faculty, Chemistry


  • GEO418/CHM418 Environmental Aqueous Geochemistry
  • CHM333/ENV333 Oil to Ozone: Chemistry of the Environment


Research Interests

Many elements present at low concentrations in aquatic systems are toxic pollutants, several are essential elements for life, and some are both. The Trace Metal Group aims to understand the chemical and biological processes that control the transformations, ecological effects, and cycling of trace metals in the environment.

The research in his laboratory focuses on the interaction of trace metals and microorganisms in the environment, with particular emphasis on the role of metals in the global cycles of carbon and nitrogen in marine and terrestrial systems.

Our group includes chemists, microbiologists, oceanographers and environmental scientists whose interests extends from the enzymatic functions of metals to their role in the global cycles of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus.

Updated: December 8, 2017