Research Projects

2020-2021: Simulating the transport and distribution of metals and DO/BOD in Dhaleswari-Kaliganga-Buriganga-Lakhya River system in and around Dhaka, Bangladesh

2018-2021: Understanding sources of high salinity in rivers and lakes and simulating water quality in the Awash Basin, Ethiopia

2018-2020: The fate and impact of halogens in dynamic water environment

2017-2020: Reversing pollution in the Turag, Balu and Buriganga River Systems in Dhaka: modelling and biosensor technology to assess risk, impacts and restoration measures linked to human health

2018-2019: Modeling flow, nutrient and sediment dynamics in the Mekong River catchment and assessing impacts of environmental and climate change on downstream delta drivers

2013-ongoing: Understanding the sources and transport of salinity and modeling future road salt impacts on stream water salinity in New York State

Undergraduate Research Projects

Zachary Saltsman, Geology and GIS
Spring 2021, Trace metals analysis in the Dhaleswari-Kaliganga-Buriganga-Lakhya River system, Bangladesh. Presented presented at SUNY Cortland Transformations in April 2021.

Richard Milleville, Geology
Spring 2019, Water quality analysis of trace metals in the Turag-Balu-Bariganga river systems in Bangladesh. Research presented at SUNY Cortland Transformations in April 2019.

Amanda May, Individualized Degree Program
Spring and Fall, 2017 and Spring 2018, Assessing seasonal changes of groundwater chemistry at the Cortland Water Works. Research presented NEGSA meeting in March 2018 and SUNY Cortland Transformations in April 2018.

Rebeka Smith, Geology
Spring 2017, Groundwater sampling techniques at Cortland Water Works. Research presented NEGSA meeting in March 2018 and SUNY Cortland Transformations in April 2018.

Brittany Parody, Chemistry
Spring 2017, Alternative methods of using salt on roads in central New York. Research presented NEGSA meeting in March 2018 and SUNY Cortland Transformations in April 2018.

Christy Donker, Geology
Spring 2016, Road salt and its effects on river water quality, Cortland, Central New York. Research presented at SUNY Cortland Transformations in April 2016.

Matt Chase, Geology
Spring 2016, Road salt and its effects to river water quality, Cortland, central New York. Research presented at SUNY Cortland Transformations in April 2016.

Jacklyn Machover, Mathematics
Spring 2016, Creating water quality database and assessing INCA model calibration performance using statistical tools.

Rachel Perry, Geology
Spring 2015, Road salt impact to Trout Brook, McGraw. Research presented at SUNY Cortland Transformations in April 2015.

Chris Hedger, Geography
Spring 2014, Linking water quality data with river network characteristics using GIS.

Jared Hall, Geology
Spring 2014, Chemical analysis of East and West Branches of the Tioughnioga River, New York. Research presented at NEGSA meeting in March 2014 and SUNY Cortland Transformations in April 2014.

Eric Fisher, Physics
Spring 2014, Chemical analysis of East and West Branches of the Tioughnioga River, New York. Research presented at NEGSA meeting in March 2014 and SUNY Cortland Transformations in April 2014.

Kristina Gutchess, Geology
2012 Fall to 2013 Fall, Examining the temporal and spatial changes in water chemistry at West and East Branches of Tioughnioga River. Research presented at NEGSA meetings in March 2014 and March 2015.

Jami June, Geology
2012 Fall, Determining water quality of Otter Creek and nearby ponds during the baseflow condition. Co-author on two NEGSA conference abstracts in 2013.

Kristina Gutchess, Geology
2012 Spring and 2012 Fall, Understanding spatial and temperal patterns of water chemistry in Otter Creek, New York. Research presented at NEGSA meeting in March 2013, SUNY Cortland Transformation and CNY Earth Science Student Symposium in April 2013.

Collin Nowalk, Geology
2012 Spring and 2012 Fall, Using in situ measurement to fingerprint water sources to Otter Creek in Cortland County, New York. Research presented at NEGSA meeting in March 2013, SUNY Cortland Transformations and CNY Earth Science Student Symposium in April 2013.

Amie Whitlock, Geology
2012 Spring, Determining water quality of Otter Creek during spring snowmelt. Co-authored on two NEGSA conference abstracts in 2013.