The Remucal and Ginder-Vogel groups at Lake Mendota.
From left to right: Ginder-Vogel, Linde*, Remucal*, McConville*, Mejia, Stern, Maizel*, Chhouk*, Tomaszewski


Assistant Professor Christy Remucal (née Christina Renée Keenan) leads the Aquatic Chemistry group at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is a faculty member in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, the Environmental Chemistry & Technology Program, and the Limnology & Marine Science Program. She holds an MS (2004) and a PhD (2009) in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS (2003) in Environmental Engineering Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining the UW faculty, Christy completed a post-doc in the Institute for Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. A complete CV is available here.

PhD Students

Megan McConville received her B.A. in environmental chemistry from Whitman College in 2007. She then spent a year studying water management in the Netherlands at the Technical University in Delft and the UNESCO-Institute for Water Education, also in Delft. From 2009 to 2012 Megan worked as an environmental consultant at Ross Environmental Associates, Inc. in Stowe, Vermont. Currently she is studying photochemistry and the role pH, natural organic matter, and sunlight play on the photodegredation of lampricides, chemicals used in the Great Lakes to target the sea lamprey, an invasive species. In her free time, Megan enjoys playing soccer, woodworking, and biking (occasionally in the snow).


Andrew Maizel is a doctoral student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, working in the lab of Dr. Christy Remucal. At UW-Madison he studies the photochemistry of DOM using novel size fraction techniques and advanced mass spectrometry instruments. Andrew obtained a BA in Molecular Biology in 2006 and a MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2010, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, he worked as a physical sciences research technician in the Microbial Ecology Lab of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland and as an analytical chemist at Brooks Rand Labs in Seattle, Washington.


Erin Ostrem received a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa in 2008. She then spent a year with Americorps restoring salmon habitat in the Puget Sound area, and attended a year as a post baccheloreate at the University of Washington-Seattle studying Environmental Science. She is currently co-advised by Christy Remucal and Jae-Hyuk Yu, and is investigating the degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by the soil dwelling fungus Aspergillus.


Rosannae Chhouk received her B.S. in environmental science and B.A. in Sociology from San Diego State University in 2014. At San Diego State University, she worked as a lab assistant in the Public Health Department using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to assess the presence of organic pollutants in the natural environment. Currently, Rosannae is a doctoral student in Civil and Environmental Engineering in the lab of Dr. Christy Remucal. She is studying how molecular-scale changes occurring on manganese oxides surfaces affect its ability to oxidize important organic contaminants and the role of Mn(II/III/IV) in the redox reaction.


Undergraduate Researchers

William Kamp


Sonia Chandra


Jing (Juno) Li

Group Alumni