Scientific research in my group focuses on aqueous environmental chemistry and the development of analytical methods and approaches for water analysis and monitoring.. Our current projects include a study of uranium chemistry and uranium contamination in the four corners area of the U.S. southwest, a study of dissolved organic matter in high mountain streams in northern New Mexico, the development of an autonomous water analysis laboratory, and the development of automated, in situ analyzers for iron and ammonia in natural waters. Click on Research above for more details.
In addition to scientific research, I also develop and direct programs designed to increase the retention and engagement of undergraduate STEM students. Current projects include a statewide undergraduate research program and a program to develop 2+3 degree STEM degree programs with five colleges in northern New Mexico and to support students in those programs. Click on Educational Projects above for more information.
I supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students in Chemistry. If you are interested in working in my group, please apply to the graduate program in chemistry at New Mexico Tech. You are also welcome to contact me directly to discuss research topics, etc. Information about our graduate program is available here. Information on the graduate application process is available here. I occasionally supervise students in Earth Sciences. Information on their graduate program is available here.