6th year of Science on Tap
Thanks to the continued support of UNM, Explora and the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
A time to eat, drink & talk about science!
Join us Thursday, April 5th at 5:30
Afraid of Complex Environmental Systems? Surface Science: A New Hope
Investigation of environmental systems is often complex due to the simultaneous interaction of physical, chemical, and biological processes. However, most of these processes happen at the interface of water and solids which offer an opportunity to integrate conventional water chemistry techniques with advanced surface science tools. This conversation intends to motivate students and the general audience to recognize the invaluable opportunities that surface science tools offer to advance the current knowledge about the fate and transport of chemicals of concern in environmental systems.
Dr. Jose M. Cerrato
Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Civil Engineering, UNM
Dr. Cerrato’s research interest is related to biogeochemical processes at the interface of water and energy that affect the cycle of metals and radionuclides in the environment. He leads the E-H2O Research Group which applies spectroscopy, microscopy, aqueous chemistry, and molecular biology tools for the study of complex environmental interactions. Dr. Cerrato was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been a recipient of the OAS-LASPAU-Fulbright Scholarship, National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (IGERT), Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, the University of New Mexico Faculty of Color Research Award, and the NSF CAREER Award.
|In conjunction with the NMAVS Southwest Student Chapter|