Aqueous Geochemistry Environmental Impacts

S&T’s aqueous geochemistry research focuses on understanding fundamental water-rock interactions and applying this knowledge to environmental problems. These problems include addressing pollution from agricultural runoff, acid rock and mine drainage, and produced waters. Researchers focus on understanding the fate and transport of metals and metalloids in aqueous systems.

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Interested in discussing the research we are working on or learning more? Please contact:

Dr. David Borrok

Gulf Oil Foundation Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Research Interests

Water resources, water quality, aqueous geochemistry, petroleum geochemistry, and geomicrobiology.

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Dr. Marek Locmelis

Assistant Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Research Interests

Geochemistry, petrology, planetary evolution and analytical chemistry.  Investigating the fundamental processes that underlie the formation of metal deposits in Earth's interior and on Mars.

For additional information regarding Dr. Locmelis's research, please see his website, or select here for publications.

Dr. Jonathan Obrist Farner

Assistant Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Research Interests

Sedimentology, stratigraphy, basin analysis, petroleum geology, and paleolimnology.

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Dr. Ryan Smith

Assistant Professor, Geological Engineering

Research Interests

Groundwater resources, remote sensing, airborne and ground-based geophysics, physics-based modeling, and machine learning.

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Dr. David Wronkiewicz

Associate Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Research Interests

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