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Graduate Students

Graduate Students — Environmental Chemistry and Technology Area


Min-Suk Bae — Advisor: James J. Schauer
B.S., 1997, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies/Environmental Science
M.S., 1999, Kwangju Institute of Science & Technology/Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Thesis Topic:
Chemical Analysis and Statistics Receptor Modeling of Atmospheric Organic Compounds

Seung S. Park, M S.Bae and Young J. Kim, 2001. Chemical composition and source apportionment of PM2.5 particles in the Sihwa area, Korea. AWMA (in press)

Dana L. Barton — Advisor: William C. Sonzogni
B.S., Eastern Michigan University/Biology, Earth Science

Thesis Topic:

Shawn Chadwick — Advisor: David E. Armstrong
B.S., 2001, UW-Stevens Point, Water Chemistry

Thesis Topic:
Mercury Cycling in Watersheds

Paul Check — Advisor: Marc A. Anderson
B.S., 1988, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Chemical Engineering
M.S., 1998, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Civil & Environmental Engineering

Thesis Topic:
Photocatalytic Reactor Design

Rachelle Duvall — Advisor: James J. Schauer
B.S., 2000, University of Rochester/Chemical Engineering M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison/Environmental Engineering, expected 2002

Thesis Topic:
Aerosol Characterization

Patrick R. Gorski — Advisor: David E. Armstrong
B.S., 1991, Zoology Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., 1993, Zoology Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests:
Aquatic ecology, food chain interactions, predator-prey relationships, uptake and assimilation of mercury by organisms, mercury cycling in ecosystems, availability of different mercury species to organisms, wetland influence on mercury availability, biomonitoring, bioassy and applied limnology.

Gorski, P.R., R.C. Lathrop, S.D. Hill, and R.T. Herrin. 1998. Temporal mercury dynamics and diet composition in the mimic shiner. Trans.Am.Fish.Soc. (in press)
Herrin, R.T, R.C. Lathrop, P.R. Gorski and A.W. Andren. 1998. Hyplimnetic methylmercury and its uptake by plankton during fall destratification: a key entry point of mercury into lake food chains? Limnol. Oceanog. 43: 1476-1486.
Gorski, P.R. and S.I. Dodson. 1996. Free-swimming Daphnia pulix can avoid following Stokes' Law. Limnolol. Oceanog. 41: 1815-1821.
Gorski, P.R. and R.C. Lathrop. 1995. Results of the 1994 macrophyte survey of Madison Lakes. Wis. Bur. Resourc. Bur. Res. 24pp.
S.I. Dodson, T. Hanazato and P.R. Gorski. 1994. Behavorial responses of Daphnia pulex exposed to carbaryl and Chaoborus kairomone. Envron. Toxicol. Chem. 14: 43-5

Stephen R. Hoffmann — Advisor: David Armstrong
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001 (Expected)

Thesis Topic:
Ultrafiltration as a means to investigate interactions between trace metals and natural colloids in aquatic systems. Characterization of organic colloids and interactions of organic colloids with metals. Effects of colloids on partitioning of trace metals to natural particles.

Sho Kataoka — Advisor: Marc A. Anderson
B.S., 1997, Kyoto University, Japan/School of Industrial Chemistry
M.S., 1999, Kyoto University, Japan/Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Dawn Karner — Advisors: Wiliam C. Sonzogni, David Armstrong
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Zoology

Thesis Topic:
Bioavailability of Trace Metals in DoD Impacted Harbors and Estuaries

Eunkyu "Earny" Lee — Advisor: Profs. Mark Anderson/ Jim Park
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison/ Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1998
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison/Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2000

Thesis Topic:
Comparing a high surface sorption technique and a micro coagulation/micro filtration process for arsenic removal from ground water sources

Glynis Lough — Advisor: James J. Schauer B.S., Case Western Reserve University / Chemical Engineering

Thesis Topic:
Air Chemistry

Hoshio Sakamoto — Advisor: David E. Armstrong
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Thesis Topic:
Methylation/Demethylation rates in Lake Superior sediments

Rebecca Jacobs Sheesley — Advisor: Dr. James Schauer
B.S., Wheaton College (IL), Environmental Science

Thesis Topic:
Organic tracers in atmospheric fine particulate matter

Akawat Sirisuk (Jon) — Advisor: Marc A. Anderson
B.S., Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Topic:
Photocatalytic Degradation of Volatile Organic Compounds over Thin Film of Titanium Dioxide Supported on Glass Plate.

Joanna Skluzacek — Advisor: Marc Anderson
B.S., Mankato State University, Environmental Science

Thesis Topic:
Synthesis of inorganic membranes for water purification and desalination

Ric Stoor — Advisor:David E. Armstrong
B.S., Michigan Technological University, Environnmental Engineering

Thesis Topic:

Ann Wieben — Advisor: David E. Armstrong
B.S., UW-Madison, Botany/Zoology

Thesis Topic:
Development of Translators for Trace Metals Based on Watershed Characteristics

Rong Zhang — Advisor: Marc Anderson
B.S., Southeastern University, 1995, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Thesis Topic:
Optimization of Metal Oxide Coatings for Use in Magnetoelastic Resonance-based Sensors

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