Dr. Sims

Dr. J. Thomas Sims
Director of the Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality
T.A. Baker Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: Soil and water quality with an emphasis on nutrient cycling and the development of management practices to prevent nonpoint source pollution of surface and ground waters.

E-mail: jtsims@udel.edu
Home page
: http://ag.udel.edu/plsc/faculty/jtsims.html

Maria C. Pautler

Maria C. Pautler
Program Coordinator of the Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality
Research Associate in Environmental Soil Management
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: Environmental chemistry of phosphorus in soils, with respect to factors influencing phosphorus sorption, desorption, and the potential for nonpoint source phosphorus pollution of surface and ground waters.

E-mail: mpautler@udel.edu
Home page
: http://ag.udel.edu/envsoil/currentmembers.html

Dr. Donald L. Sparks

Dr. Donald L. Sparks
Steering Committee of the Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality
S. Hallock du Pont Chair of Soil and Environmental Chemistry
Chairperson of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: Chemistry of soil reactions; reaction (kinetics) rates of metals, nutrients, and organics with soils, clay minerals, iron, aluminum, and manganese oxides, and humic substances; use of surface microscopic and spectroscopic techniques to elucidate mechanisms of metal, nutrient and organic retention, release, and speciation on soils and oxide and clay surfaces.

E-mail: dlsparks@udel.edu
Home page
: http://ag.udel.edu/plsc/faculty/sparks.html

Dr. Gregory D. Binford

Dr. Gregory D. Binford
Assistant Professor of Soil and Water Quality
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: Understanding the relationships between nutrient management, water quality, and the economically viable production of crops.

E-mail: binfordg@udel.edu
Home page
: http://ag.udel.edu/plsc/faculty/gbinford.html

Dr. Jeffry Fuhrmann

Dr. Jeffry Fuhrmann
Professor of Soil and Environmental Microbiology
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: Ecology and biodiversity of microbial populations in soil-plant systems; genetic characterization and identification of fecal bacteria in soils and surface/ground waters; symbiotic ecology of soybean rhizobia.

E-mail: fuhrmann@udel.edu
Home page: http://ag.udel.edu//plsc/faculty/fuhrmann.html

Karen L. Gartley

Karen L. Gartley
Director of the University of Delaware Soil Testing Program
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: Analytical services including, but not limited to, soil testing; educational materials and programs related to soil testing and nutrient management for use by and the benefit of the Delaware community as well as others who may find them helpful.

E-mail: kgartley@udel.edu
Home page: http://ag.udel.edu/other_websites/DSTP

Dr. Yan Jin

Dr. Yan Jin
Associate Professor of Soil Physics
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: Measurement and modeling of contaminant fate and transport in soil and groundwater. Recent projects include: 1) fate and transport of viruses in porous media, 2) fate and transport of volatile organic compounds and non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) in unsaturated porous media, and 3) colloid-facilitated transport of radionuclides in the vadose zone.

E-mail: yjin@udel.edu
Home page: http://ag.udel.edu/plsc/faculty/jin.html

Dr. Richard W. Taylor

Dr. Richard W. Taylor
Extension Specialist in Agronomy
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: Sustainable agriculture; forage and cover crop management; nutrient management; profitability in agriculture issues; production practices for soybeans, small grains, and grain sorghum.

E-mail: rtaylor@udel.edu
Home page
: http://ag.udel.edu/plsc/staff/taylor.htm

Dr. Bruce L. Vasilas

Dr. Bruce L. Vasilas
Professor of Soil and Crop Management
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: Wetland hydrology; assessment of wetlands for function and water quality standards; improving the accuracy of identifying and delineating freshwater wetlands using plant, soil, and hydrology indicators.

E-mail: bvasilas@udel.edu
Home page: http://ag.udel.edu/plsc/faculty/vasilas.html

Dr. K. Eric Wommack

Dr. K. Eric Wommack
Assistant Professor of Microbial Biotechnology
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Research: Use of molecular genetic tools to investigate population-level processes occurring in microbial communities; virus populations in estuarine and coastal waters as well as deep-sea hydrothermal environments; microbial degradation of chiral organic pollutant compounds in soils and water; in situ molecular detection methods for free living nitrogen fixing bacteria.

E-mail: wommack@dbi.udel.edu
Home page
: http://ag.udel.edu/plsc/faculty/wommack.html

Dr. Shreeram Inamdar

Dr. Shreeram Inamdar
Assistant Professor of Watershed Hydrochemistry
Department of Bioresources Engineering

Research:Controls of hydrologic flow paths on the exports of solutes; influence of wetlands and riparian ecosystems on water quality; watershed responses across spatial and temporal scales.


E-mail: inamdar@udel.edu
Home page: http://udel.edu/~inamdar/

Dr. William Ritter

Dr. William Ritter
Professor of Bioresources Engineering
Department of Bioresources Engineering

Research: Groundwater pollution; waste management; water quality modeling; surface water contamination; irrigation management.

E-mail: writter@udel.edu
Home page: http://ag.udel.edu/breg/staff/ritter.htm

Dr. Herbert E. Allen

Dr. Herbert E. Allen
Professor of Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research: Environmental chemistry; fate and effects of pollutants in water, sediment and soil environments; bioavailability of trace metals; development of environmental standards; ecological risk assessment; hazardous chemical treatment of explosives, PAHs and metals.

E-mail: allen@ce.udel.edu
Home page
: http://www.ce.udel.edu/faculty/allen/

 

Dr. Pei C. Chiu
Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research: Fate of pollutants in natural and engineered enviroments; removal and inactivation of viruses in drinking water by zero-valent iron; chemical and microbial degradation of halogenated and nitro organic compounds.

E-mail: pei@udel.edu
Home page
: http://www.ce.udel.edu/~pei

Dr. Steven K. Dentel

Dr. Steven K. Dentel
Professor of Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research: Design and control of contaminant removal processes in water treatment; coagulation and destabilization phenomena in particulate suspensions and sludges; dewatering process strategies for management of wastewater treatment residuals; environmental properties of biosolids: chemistry and environmental interactions of polymers, surfactants, and pollutants.

E-mail: dentel@ce.udel.edu
Home page
: http://www.ce.udel.edu/~dentel/

Dr. C.P. Huang

Dr. C.P. Huang
Steering Committee of the Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality
Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research: Industrial wastewater management; aquatic chemistry; in-situ physical-chemical soil remediation; chemistry of heavy metals.

 

E-mail: huang@ce.udel.edu
Home page
: http://www.ce.udel.edu/~huang

Dr. Paul T. Imhoff
Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research: Transport of fluids and contaminants in multiphase systems; mass transfer processes in soil, groundwater, and surface water; mathematical modeling.

E-mail: imhoff@ce.udel.edu
Home page
: http://www.ce.udel.edu/~imhoff

Dr. John (Jack) Gallagher

Dr. John (Jack) Gallagher
Steering Committee of the Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality
Professor of Marine Biology and Biochemistry
College of Marine and Earth Studies
Co-director of the Halophyte Biotechnology Center

Research: Wetland ecology and restoration; salt tolerant plants (halophytes); physiology; biochemistry and biotechnology; halophyte agronomy.

E-mail: jackg@udel.edu
Home page: http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/people/profile.aspx?jackg

Dr. George W. Luther, III

Dr. George W. Luther, III
Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Marine Studies
College of Marine and Earth Studies

Research: Redox reactions in the environment; trace element speciation in marine waters and sediments including metal-ligand complexes; biogeochemical processes in marine environments; application of molecular orbital theory to geochemical processes; in situ electrochemistry and microelectrode technology.

E-mail: luther@udel.edu
Home page
: http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/people/profile.aspx?luther

Dr. Jonathan G. Sharp

Dr. Jonathan G. Sharp
Professor of Oceanography
College of Marine and Earth Studies

Research: Microbial biogeochemistry of major bioelements in estuarine, coastal, and oceanic waters; refinement of analytical methodology for improved long-term and large-area trend assessment; translation of aquatic chemistry research for resource management.

E-mail: jsharp@udel.edu
Home page
: http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/people/profile.aspx?jsharp

Dr. William J. Ullman

Dr. William J. Ullman
Professor of Marine and Earth Studies and Geological Sciences
College of Marine and Earth Studies

Research: Transport and cycling of nutrients in Coastal Plain watersheds, estuaries, estuarine lagoons, and marshes; surface/ground water interactions; sedimentary diagenesis; role of microbial processes and products on rock/water interactions; and chemistry of non-marine evaporites.

E-mail: ullman@udel.edu
Home page
: http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/people/profile.aspx?ullman

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