Bay Lake, Minnesota

The Aquatic Chemistry group at UW Madison focuses on the formation and fate of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in water. These reactive species can be produced by photochemical reactions and by metal redox reactions and can lead to the transformation of aquatic pollutants. By studying these fundamental reaction mechanisms, our group aims to develop models and real world applications that can be used to improve water quality.

Group News

17 May 2016

Christy and Devon’s review paper on “The efficacy of chlorine photolysis as an advanced oxidation process for drinking water treatment” is now available from Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. The paper is part of the journal’s on-going emerging investigator series.


14 May 2016

Jing (Juno) Li graduated with her BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She made great contributions on the study of the optical properties and photochemistry of DOM from the NTL LTER lakes during her time in our lab. We wish her the best as she pursues her MS at Carnegie Mellon.


4 February 2016

Congratulations to Erin Ostrem for receiving the prestigious EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship! This fellowship will support Erin’s research on the transformation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons by Aspergillus in collaboration with Dr. Jae-Hyuk Yu.


11 December 2015

Congrats to Andy for passing his prelim exam and, more importantly, surviving the dip in Lake Mendota in December!


3 September 2015

Christy's paper, "The role of indirect photochemical degradation in the environmental fate of pesticides: A review" was among the top 20 accessed articles in the journal Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts in 2014.


23 July 2015

Madison is a great place to be in the summer. As you can see from these photos, we took the “aquatic” part of “aquatic chemistry” literally this year with group meetings at the Terrace and on Lake Mendota.


20 July 2015

Molly Torinus (age 6) wanted to know how we purify dirty water, and Christy partnered with Blue Sky Science to answer her question in this short video. Blue Sky Science is a collaboration of the Wisconsin State Journal and the Morgridge Institute for Research.


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