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

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.


9 September 2014

We are excited to welcome Sarah Balgooyen and Rosannae Chhouk as our newest Environmental Chemistry PhD students. Sarah and Rosannae will work on a project related to organic contaminant oxidation by manganese oxides in collaboration with Prof. Matthew Ginder-Vogel .


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.


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