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

29 May 2014

Celebrating the completion of Beth Tomaszewski’s EC&T preliminary exam with a jump in Lake Mendota. A belated congrats to Andy Maizel for passing his CEE qualifying exam and Megan McConville for passing her EC&T prelim exam. More swimming pictures can be found here.


20 February 2014

Collecting stormwater samples as part of our Sustainability Innovation in Research and Teaching grant on Water, sustainability and green infrastructure: A model 21st century campus by 2025 (PI: LaGro, Co-PIs: Ginder-Vogel, Harrington, Likos, Loheide, Remucal). Check out more sampling pictures here.


2 November 2013

We hosted groups of 6th-8th grade girls in the Water Sciences and Engineering Lab as part of the Expanding Your Horizons program. Thanks Megan, Beth, Jackie, Zana, and Alex for leading the water chemistry demos!


26 October 2013

The Remucal and Ginder-Vogel groups go bowling at the Sett!


23 July 2013

The group visited the USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center to learn more about their aquatic invasive species control program. Check out the pictures here!


1 July 2013

Welcome Andy! We are happy to welcome our newest PhD student, Andy Maizel. Andy holds a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology and an MS in Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley. He comes to us from a two year position at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center where he focused on trace metal biogeochemistry.


29 June 2013

Welcome Rosannae! Billionrosannae Chhouk comes to us from San Diego State University, where she is majoring in Environmental Sciences. She is a participant in the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program and will be co-advised by Prof. Matt Ginder-Vogel.


3 April 2013

Congratulations Megan! Megan McConville was recently awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Nice work!