Eric Ryberg is a postdoctoral associate in the Ono group interested in environmental problems at the junction of stable isotope geochemistry and environmental engineering. At MIT, he aims to enable energy storage through electromethanogenesis, as well as to better understand the isotope fractionation mechanisms at play in microbial methanogenesis in natural systems.
Eric received his BA in Earth & Planetary Sciences and Chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University in 2015, and he completed his PhD in Environmental Engineering at Yale University in 2020. Prior to joining the MIT EAPS community, Eric researched low-cost drinking water disinfection methods for application in low-income countries. His technologies relied on edible and natural compounds that interact with sunlight to produce reactive oxygen species for pathogen inactivation.