Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering

The Johns Hopkins University

M. Gordon Wolman Seminar Series

Fall 2010


The seminar always starts at 3.00 pm in Ames Hall Room 234 unless noted otherwise.  For disability information, contact Ms. Denise Nowlin (


August 31

Prof. Ed Bouwer:

            Departmental Orientation


September 7

Dr. Javier Atencia, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Controlled Cellular Microenvironments

Host: Kai Loon Chen


September 15 (Wednesday, 3pm, Dunning 212)

Prof. Jiangyong Hu, National University of Singapore

UV Disinfectant of Drinking Water Treatment: Repair of Bacteria, Lamp Effect, and Pilot-Testing

Host: Kai Loon Chen


September 21

Prof. Kenneth Reckhow, Duke University:

Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Modeling: A Critical Assessment

            Hosts: Ben Hobbs and Melissa Kenney


September 28




October 1 (Friday, University of Maryland, College Park)

            Special Seminar

Prof. David Dzombak, Carnegie Mellon University

AEESP Distinguished Lecture

Geologic Sequestration of CO2: Evaluating and Monitoring Seal Rock Integrity


October 5

Prof. Harsh Bais, University of Delaware

Rhizospheric Processes: From Plant Defense and Invasion Biology to Kin Recognition

Host: Alan Stone


October 12

Prof. Jeffrey Talley, Southern Methodist University

Engineering the Peace

Host: Ed Bouwer


October 19

Prof. Linda Abriola, Tufts University

The Charles and Mary O’Melia Lecture in Environmental Science

Transport of Nanomaterials in the Subsurface: Environmental Threat or Innovative Tool


October 26

Dr. Frank Barranco, P.G., EA Engineering, Science, and Technology

Innovations in Surfactant Enhanced Remediation for Accelerated Recovery of Subsurface LNAPL

Host: Ed Bouwer


November 2

Prof. Arne Bomblies, University of Vermont

Hydrological Controls of Malaria Transmission

Host: Lynn Roberts


November 9

Dr. Allen Gellis, US Geological Survey, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center

Sources, Storage, and Flux of Sediment in the Chesapeake Watershed

Host: Peter Wilcock


November 16

Prof. Robert Clemen, Duke University

Decision Analysis, Expert Judgment, and Environmental Models

Hosts: Ben Hobbs and Melissa Kenney


November 23

Timothy Reese, P.E., EA Engineering, Science, and Technology

Munitions Investigation and Interim Removals at Fort Monroe, VA

Host: Ed Bouwer


November 30

Dr. Karen Stupski, Goddard College

Permaculture: A Method of Sustainable Systems Design

Host: Justin Williams