Nicolas Augsburger

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest

Applied microbiology in general, currently focusing on the persistence of antibiotic resistant genes in wastewater treatment. The relevance of horizontal gene transfer within these systems in the generation of multi-drug resistant bacteria and pathogens.


  • M.Sc. Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2017
  • B.Sc., Biology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2015

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

​Environmental microbiology antibiotic resistance Extreme systems microbiology Microbial-hydrocarbon interactions