- Microbe-mineral interactions
- Microbial ecology
Dr. Flynn studies the interactions between microbes, their environment, and global biogeochemical processes. He received his Ph. D. in 2011 from the Department of Geology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then came to Argonne National Laboratory to join the Molecular Environmental Science as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow. He has been a staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory since 2015. His research focuses on how microbial activity contributes to biogeochemical cycling of elements, particularly Fe, S and C, and the ecological mechanisms that control the structure and function of microbial communities in aquatic environments and the subsurface.