DWRC-affiliated faculty and staff advise research students from the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), and Engineering (COE), and Delaware State University, College of Agriculture (COA).

Research Interests
Delaware Geological Survey (CEOE) Andres, A. Scott Hydrogeology
Plant and Soil Sciences (CANR) Balascio, Carmine C., P.E. Stormwater management and surface water hydrology
Institute for Public Administration (CAS) Barnes,Philip Coastal Resilience
Delaware Geological Survey (CEOE) Baxter, Stefanie Hydrogeology
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CAS) Byrne, John Political economy; sustainable development; environmental justice; technology, environment and society.
Entomology and Wildlife Ecology (CANR) Chirnside, Anastasia E.M. Agricultural practices/waste management, reconstructed wetlands, water quality, fate of pollutants, bioremediation
Geological Sciences (CEOE) Chan, Clara geomicrobiology, biomineralization, biofilms, biosignatures, nano-and environmental mineralogy, environmental geochemistry
Civil and Environmental Engineering (COE) Chiu, Pei Fate of organic pollutants in aquatic and subsurface environments; Accelerated bioremediation of contaminated groundwater; Development of new technology for treatment of groundwater and industrial wastewater
Geography (CEOE) DeLiberty, Tracey Climatology, GIS, remote sensing
Civil and Environmental Engineering (COE) Di Toro, Dominic M.

Water quality modeling, water quality criteria and standards, sediment quality criteria (metals, pesticides, PAHs, mixtures), modeling stormwater impacts in surface water, modeling control systems (stormwater retention, treatment devices)

Applied Economics and Statistics (CANR) Duke, Joshua M Demand-side management, law with respect to wetlands, and land use
Aquaculture (DSU-CANR) Fox, Dewayne Habitat selection and delineation in aquatic systems

Applied Economics and Statistics (CANR)

Hastings, Steven

Economic development

Delaware Geological Survey (CEOE) He, Changming Numerical modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport; Aquifer characterization; Stochastic hydrogeology
Water Resources Center (CAS) Homsey, Andrew Computer-based geospatial techniques, remote sensing of the environment, computer applications in planning and water resources, database administration, web development, urban regional planning, historic preservation, smart growth
Civil and Environmental Engineering (COE) Huang, Chin Pao Environmental physical-chemical processes including the chemistry of heavy metal and its control, industrial and hazardous waste management, soil and groundwater remediation, environmental sonochemistry, implications and applications of nanotechnology, sustainable technology, impacts of climate change to the water environment.

Applied Economics and Statistics (CANR)

Ilvento, Thomas

Economic development

Civil and Environmental Engineering (COE) Imhoff, Paul T. Transport of fluids and contaminants in multiphase systems, including groundwater transport, stormwater infiltration, and movement of leachate through landfills;  mass transfer processes in subsurface environments; mathematical modeling
Plant and Soil Sciences (CANR) Inamdar, Shreeram Identifying watershed hydrologic flow paths Impact of riparian and wetland ecosystems Contaminant transport and fate Modeling hydrologic and water quality processes
English (CAS) Jenkins, McKay Relationship between humans and water through literature
Plant and Soil Sciences (CANR) Jin, Yan Measurement and modeling of contaminant fate and transport in soil and groundwater. Recent projects include: 1) fate and transport of viruses in porous media, 2) fate and transport of volatile organic compounds and non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) in unsaturated porous media, and 3) colloid-facilitated transport of radionuclides in the vadose zone.
Political Science and International Relations (CAS) Johnson, Janet B. Riparian buffers and landowner attitudes; Watershed protection policy
Water Resources Center (CAS) Kauffman, Gerald J. Regional watershed management, water supply planning and management, intergovernmental water policy relationships
Marine Policy (CEOE) Kempton, Willett Marine policy; Environmental values; Energy policy; Citizen’s environmental values and actions
Marine Biology / Biochemistry (CEOE) Kirchman, David Microbial ecology of heterotrophic bacteria in aquatic environments (mainly estuaries and oceans); bacterial and degradation of macromolecules and other organic compounds; inorganic nutrient cycling of heterotrophic bacteria; phylogenetic structure of bacterial assemblages as revealed by molecular techniques.
Geography (CEOE) Leathers, Dan Snow hydrology, Delaware water resources
Geography (CEOE) Legates, David R. Hydroclimatology, precipitation and climate change, computational methods.
Geography (CEOE) Levia, Delphis F. Forest hydrology, biometeorology, biogeochemistry, field methods and instrumentation.
Oceanography (CEOE) Luther, George W. Editor-in-chief of Aquatic Geochemistry. Redox reactions in the environment, trace element speciation in freshwater and marine waters and sediments including metal-ligand complexes, biogeochemical processes in freshwater and  marine environments, application of molecular orbital theory to geochemical processes, in situ electrochemistry and microelectrode technology.

Applied Economics and Statistics (CANR)

Mackenzie, John

GIS; Land use

Aquaculture (DSU-CANR)

McIntosh, Dennis (pdf)

Aquaculture water quality, effluent  reduction/reuse

Delaware Geological Survey (CEOE) McKenna, Thomas (Tom) Regional hydrogeology (field studies and ground-water modeling); Geographic information systems for spatial analysis;  Surface and borehole geophysics (focus on shallow-depth geology and hydrogeology); Sedimentary-basin modeling (burial history, multiphase-fluid and heat flow);Water resources.
Delaware Geological Survey (CEOE) McLaughlin, Jr., Peter P. Stratigraphy; Micropaleontology; Sedimentology; Aquifer
geology/hydrogeology; Water resources.
Geological Sciences (CEOE) Michael, Holly Hydrogeology, water supply sustainability, geostatistical modeling
Water Resources Center (CAS) Minni, Nicole Watersheds, water resources, geographic information systems, GIS use within the K-12 curriculum, planning, web development

Consumer Studies (CAS)

Morrison, James L.

Consumer and the environment Global trends in business bottled water consumption strategies

Physical Ocean Science and Engineering (CEOE) Muenchow, Andreas Inner shelf dynamics DE/NJ/MD;  South American shelves; Arctic shelves, slopes, and canyons;  Baffin Bay
Water Resources Center (CAS) Narvaez, Martha Regional watershed technical and policy support; water resources research, education, and outreach
Water Resources Center (CANR) Pautler, Maria Research Associate III
Geological Sciences (CEOE) Pizzuto, James E. Fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport
Mechanical Engineering (COE) Prasad, Ajay Environmental fluid dynamics, experimental methods for fluid mechanics, bio-fluid mechanics, heat transfer in the environment, advanced measurement techniques for temperature and velocity.
Mechanical Engineering (COE) Roberts, Dustyn Urban stormwater management

Geography (CEOE)

Clark-Sather, Afton

Irrigation in the Delmarva Peninsula

Geography (CEOE)

Schreuder, Yda

Global conservation, economic geography

Oceanography (CEOE) Scudlark, J.R. Environmental chemistry; biogeochemical cycles of trace elements in coastal ecosystems; atmospheric sources, transport and deposition of nutrients and trace element.
Plant and Soil Sciences (CANR) Seyfferth, Angelina Water Chemistry
Oceanography (CEOE) Sharp, Jonathan Estuarine, coastal, and oceanic microbial biogeochemistry
Plant and Soil Sciences (CANR) & Cooperative Extension Shober, Amy Nutrient cycling, fate, and transport in soils. Development of agricultural management practices for water quality protection.
Plant and Soil Sciences (CANR) Sparks, Donald L. Kinetics and mechanisms of soil chemical reactions
Geological Sciences (CEOE)

Trembanis, Art

Measuring and modeling hydrodynamics; Near bed turbulence; Boundary layer processes; Scour evolution; Scour forecasting; Water quality monitoring; Marine robotics; Seafloor morphology; Bedform dynamics
Oceanography (CEOE) Ullman, William J Geochemical Cycles; Coastal, Estuarine and Near Shore Processes; Early Diagenesis of Sediments; Rock/Water Interactions; Role of Bacteria and Metabolic Products on Rock/Water Interactions; Groundwater Chemistry; Geochemistry of Halogens; Non-Marine Evaporite Deposits; Fate of Aquatic and Marine Pollutants.
Plant and Soil Sciences (CANR) Vargas, Rodrigo Water Chemistry
Plant and Soil Sciences (CANR) Vasilas, Bruce Intern field oriented projects dealing with freshwater wetlands addressing: * Improvement of accuracy in identifying and delineating wetlands. *  Functional assessment of wetlands for mitigation purposes. *  Functional assessment of wetlands for water quality purposes. * Plant and wildlife ecology of wetlands. * Hydrology of wetlands. Interns will be trained in plant identification, plant ecology, soil science, and hydrology.

Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CAS)

Wang, Young-Doo (pdf)

Sustainable water resources management; Water demand forecasting; Least cost water supply options; Drought demand rates; Water conservation technologies; Water conservation and stream flows; Conflict resolution in watershed management.

Plant and Soil Sciences (CANR) Wommack, K. Eric Environmental virology; Marine biology and biochemistry