“We believe life wouldn’t exist without air and water, but soil is just as critical to life. Billions of soil microbes facilitate crop growth that feeds the world, removes carbon from the atmosphere and so much more. The possibilities of this work are endless, and Talam is taking on that challenge.”
Though Alan earned his PhD studying analytical chemistry through soil, a more accurate title for him at Talam would be “puzzle solver.” As an analytical scientist, he analyzes soil and plant tissues to understand the chemistry of heavy metals in the soil and how plants take them in. He thrives on the challenging nature of research and development where every piece of collected data is another piece in the puzzle helping find new innovations that solve global food and environmental challenges.