Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Haydn Murray Chair; Adjunct Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs and School of Public Health
Research Interests: I study the chemistry of water and its reactions with minerals and rocks. How water reacts with minerals and rocks is not merely an intellectual curiosity. Many urgent environmental challenges are intimately related to these interactions. These challenges include improving water quality, mitigating the global warming trend (e.g., geological carbon storage), and utilizing geological disposal of high-level nuclear waste. My research projects have addressed these challenges.