Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering

The Johns Hopkins University

M. Gordon Wolman Seminar Series

Fall 2012


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


September 4

            Prof. Ed Bouwer

            Department Orientation


September 11

Prof. Claudia Gunsch, Duke University

Genetic Bioaugmentation: Using Nature to Engineer More Efficient Bioremediation

Host: Alan Stone


September 18

Dr. Georgiana Anderson, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Disasters and Health: Case Studies and Opportunities for Collaborative Research between Epidemiology and Environmental Engineering

Host: Seth Guikema


September 25

Prof. Thomas Meixner, University of Arizona

How Water, Carbon and Energy Drive Evolution of the Critical Zone: The Jemez-Santa Catalina Critical Zone Observatory

Host: Ciaran Harman


October 2

Prof. Paul Westerhoff, Arizona State University

Environmental Nanotechnology: From Nanoprospecting to Global Descriptors for Environmental Modeling

Host: Kai Loon Chen


October 9

Prof. Jaehong Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology

Two Approaches to Achieve Visible Light Upconversion for Environmental Application

Host: Kai Loon Chen


October 16 (Day after Fall Break Day)

No seminar


October 23

Prof. Marcelo Chamecki, Pennsylvania State University

Blowin’ in the Wind: the Fluid Mechanics of Plant Disease Propagation

Host: Grace Brush


October 30

No seminar


November 1 (Thursday 3pm, Mason Hall Auditorium)

The Charles and Mary O’Melia Lecture in Environmental Science

Prof. Janet Hering, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (Eawag)

Biogeochemical Perspectives on Water Sustainability


November 6

Prof. Taylor Perron, MIT

Climate, Erosion, and Landscape Evolution: Lessons from Ocean Islands

Host: Ciaran Harman


November 13 (jointly hosted with the Global Water Program)

Katie O’Meara, Maryland Institute College of Art

Reversible Urbanism: "Boundaries, Edges and Centers"

Host: Luke MacDonald


November 20

Prof. Ciaran Harman

The Hills Are Alive! Topography, Water and Landscape change


November 27

Prof. Anne Jefferson, Kent State University

Drainage Network Evolution is Driven by Coupled Changes in Landscape Properties and Hydrologic Response

Host: Ciaran Harman


December 4