This is an example of how microfocused hard X-rays can be used to determine mineralogical associations of trace elements in soils.

2019 – Present

Assistant Professor, Applied Environmental Soil Chemistry, Department of Plant and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2016 – 2018

    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN), University of Delaware, Newark, DE

2014 – 2016

    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical Oceanography (trace element marine geochemistry, School of Marine Science and Policy, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware, Lewes, DE

2007 – 2013

    Ph.D., Environmental Soil Chemistry, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Delaware, Newark, DE


    B.S., double major in Environmental Sciences and Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Exchange programs: Institute for Central American Development Studies, San Jose, Costa Rica; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

Keywords: environmental science, soil science, soil chemistry, environmental aqueous geochemistry, marine geochemistry, low temperature geochemistry, biogeochemistry, mineral water interface, trace and transition metals, oxidation reduction (redox) reactions, adsorption (sorption), desorption, precipitation, heavy metals, trace elements, contaminants, fate and transport, mobility, bioavailability, remediation, phytoremediation, synchrotron, X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), extended X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (EXAFS), X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy, Tender Energy X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy(TES), cyclic voltammetry, electrochemistry, solid state mercury amalgam electrodes, microelectrodes, Python

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