Joseph Ryan


Contact Information
ECOT 517

Affiliated Departments

Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering

Secondary Core Area

Research Interests

Aquatic chemistry, fate and transport of contaminants in natural waters, microbes in groundwater, acid mine drainage.


Ph.D. 1992 Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Research topics:

  • Colloid mobilization and transport in saturated porous media.
  • Particle mobilization in soils.
  • Microbe transport in groundwater.
  • Mercury binding by organic matter.
  • PAH interactions with organic matter.
  • Water quality and off-road vehicles in the James Creek watershed.
  • Metal loading from acid mine drainage in the Left Hand watershed.