People

Heileen (Helen) Hsu-Kim

Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Duke University

email       View full CV

office:                                     mailing address:
127A Hudson Hall                   Box 90287
phone: (919) 660-5109          121 Hudson Hall
fax: (919) 660-5219               Durham, NC 27708
 
 

Kaitlyn Porter

Research Technician and Lab Manager

(B.S., Westminster College)

email


 

 

 

Grace Schwartz

Graduate Student

(B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University)

email

Thesis topic: Biogeochemical transformations of trace element pollutants during the disposal of coal combustion by-products

 

 

 

Chuanjia (CJ) Jiang

Graduate Student

(B.S., M.S. Tsinghua University)

email

Thesis topic: Aggregation, dissolution, and surface composition of soluble metal-based nanomaterials in the environment

 

 

 

Sarah Diringer

Graduate Student

(B.S., UCLA)

email

Thesis topic: Mercury biogeochemistry in the Madre de Dios watershed and engineering controls to minimize mercury releases during gold mining and processing.

 

 

Jonathan Ticknor

Graduate Student

(B.S., M.S. University of South Florida)

email

Thesis topic: Predicting mercury speciation and bioaccumulation in natural and engineered systems

 

 

 

Andrew Matsumoto

Graduate Student

(B.S., Gonzaga University)

email

Thesis topic: Remediation of contaminated sediments

 

 

Ross Taggart

Graduate Student

(B.S., Duke University)

email

Thesis topic: Environmental implication of nanotechnolgoy

 

 

Janie Cooper

Graduate Student

(B.S., University of michigan)

email

Thesis topic: Geochemical fingerprinting of water originating from oil and natural gas extraction

 

 

 

Katarzyna (Kate) Kucharzyk

Postdoctoral Scientist

(Ph.D., Univ. of Idaho)

email

Research expertise: Bioremediation of contaminants, environmental microbiology, perchlorate biodegradation, mechanisms of mercury biotransformations

 

 

Gretchen Gehrke

Postdoctoral Scientist

(Ph.D., Univ. of Michigan)

email

Research expertise: Environmental and isotope geochemistry, trace metals biogeochemistry, environmental organic chemistry

 

 

 

Anh Pham

Postdoctoral Scientist

(Ph.D., Univ. of California, Berkeley)

email

Research expertise: Environmental engineering, environmental chemistry, surface and colloidal chemistry, catalysts for degradation of contaminants

 

 

 

Sung-Woo Lee

Postdoctoral Scientist

(Ph.D., Univ. of Michigan)

email

Research expertise: Microbial geochemistry, Environmental engineering

 

 

 

Lab alumni:

Tong Zhang, Ph.D. graduate
Current affiliation: WHOI

Andreas Gondikas, Ph.D. graduate
Current affiliation: University of Vienna

Amrika Deonarine, Ph.D. graduate
Current affiliation: U.S. Geological Survey

Boris Lau, Former Postdoctoral Scientist
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, Baylor University

Lee Bryant, Former Postdoctoral Scientist
Current affiliation: GEOMAR

Amanda Morris, Former Postdoctoral Scientist

Yu-ting (Lusia) Liu, Former Postdoctoral Scientist
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, Tunghai University

(photo credit: K. Kucharzyk)