Joe Ryan
Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1992


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

Research Interests

  • 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.