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

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.

11 May 2015

More than 100 faculty and scientists across campus are involved in water-related research. Many of these researchers presented their work at the Water@UW Sympoisum. Eleven of the researchers, including Christy, were featured in an article for In Common, the Nelson Institute’s biannual magazine.

7 May 2015

Laura Linde, a former undergrad researcher in our lab, is off to Nicaragua for Peace Corps. Follow her adventures on her blog.

30 January 2015

We are happy to announce that Christy was recently awarded an NSF CAREER award for a project entitled "An Adaptive Approach to Oxidize Emerging Organic Contaminants in our Drinking Water." Read the UW Madison College of Engineering’s article on the project here, as well as NSF's 2015 release here.

23 January 2015

The University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute recently featured our work on manganese in Madison’s drinking water. Check out the article here.

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