Joe Ryan is a professor in the Environmental Engineering Program at CU Boulder, where he has been teaching and conducting research since 1993. Ryan holds a BS in geological engineering from Princeton University and MS and PhD degrees in environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research and outreach focuses on the fate and transport of contaminants in natural waters. Recent efforts include investigations of the role of organic matter on the speciation and bioavailability of mercury, the effects of oil and gas development on water quality, and the transport of metals in acid mine drainage. Ryan and his co-authors have published more than 90 articles on these topics. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Chemical Society, and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.
My main goals for participation in the program are to (1) make Colorado residents and communities aware of our willingness to share our expertise in support of issues and concerns facing these residents and communities, and (2) make contact with Colorado residents and communities about water quality problems they face and collaborate to resolve these problems. ~Joseph Ryan