Henry L. Ehrlich
Professor Emeritus, Biology

Contact
Telephone: 518-276-8428
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/bio/faculty/profiles/ehrlich.html

Information: My research of the last 50+ years has been mainly in geomicrobiology, dealing, for instance, with the mobilization by microbes of metals in sulfidic ores, marine ferromanganese concretions, and bauxite, and with formation of some sedimentary ores through the action of certain microbes. This research is of interest to the minerals industry, especially in regard to metal extraction from ore, which is less environmentally polluting and less energy-consuming than pyrometallurgical methods of extraction. I occasionally supervise or advise students who work in an area of geomicrobiology of interest to me.