Welcome to the Environmental Biocatalytics Research Lab

The Hutchison Research Group at the University of Kansas specializes in protein and enzymatic (biocatalytic) applications to treat drinking water.  We advance biocatalytic technologies by iteratively evaluating research development pathways. The end goal is to offer alternative catalytic processes that promote the use of earth-abundant metals and to bioinspire the next generation of chemical catalysts. 

Also, through the NSF Adaptive and Resilient Infrastructure driven by Social Equity (ARISE) project, Dr. Hutchison examines barriers in drinking water treatment and distribution for rural water networks.


Dr. Justin Hutchison
Assistant Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

4112B Learned Hall
1530 W 15th St.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Codirector of Kansas Research for the Environment, Water, and Sustainability (KREWS)
Core Faculty Member, Bioengineering Program
Leadership Committee, Institute for Bioengineering Research
Member, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis
Member, Institute for Sustainable Engineering

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