About Us

Malcolm Burbank, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Senior Technologist


Dr. Malcolm Burbank is an environmental scientist with a broad background in environmental microbiology and molecular biology; he has a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.  Dr. Burbank has worked closely with geotechnical and environmental engineers to develop microbiology-based technologies to address several important issues, including bioremediation of heavy metals by indigenous soil bacteria, seismic-induced liquification, the use of microbiology to increase soil bearing capacity, shear strength, altering the hydraulic conductivity and permeability of soil.  Dr. Burbank was the Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of BioCement Technologies Inc., and is currently an Adjunct Graduate Faculty Member at Boise State University in the Department of Civil Engineering.  Additionally, he is the editor at Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences, which is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides rapid publication of articles in all areas of applied ecology and environmental sciences.  Innovation is at the core of Dr. Burbank’s work philosophy.  Having earned the 2010 University of Idaho Innovation Award, he has continued to push boundaries and has numerous patents in the field of indigenous microorganisms.  Dr. Burbank is uniquely qualified to work on projects at the interface of microbiology and engineering

 

Ms. Valerie Vivian-Rogers
Co-Founder & Senior Technologist


Ms. Valerie Vivian-Rogers is a microbiology specialist having earned her Masters of Science in Biology/Microbiology.  With over 30 years of industrial experience, microbiology has been at the forefront of Valerie’s career.  Her passion for the field first started with her graduate work which concentrated on applied microbiological areas involving soil, environmental, and petroleum microbiology.  Since then she has worked on numerous industrial projects for pioneering companies such as the Upjohn Company, Alpharma Animal Health Division, In-Pipe Technology, Infinity AG Solutions, and now with Enbiorganic.  Val has spearheaded the design and management of numerous laboratories dedicated to food, water and soil quality with microbiological and chemical testing of inputs and outs.  With such a deep knowledge, she is considered a subject matter expert in her industry, fielding questions from both clients and team members, as well as being published.  Some of Valerie’s most recent work relates to conducting and facilitating USDA Organic and Global G.A.P audits, developing and maintaining SOPs for manufacturing and laboratory procedures, and working on procedures for monitoring specific Bacillus strains in soil and final product.