Christy Remucal

Position title: Associate Professor


Website: Christy Remucal's website

Phone: (608) 262-1820

Water Science & Engineering Laboratory
660 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

PhD 2009, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California – Berkeley

MS 2004, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California – Berkeley

BS, 2003, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Remucal’s Aquatic Chemistry research group works in two major areas. First, we investigate the transformation of polar organic contaminants in both natural and engineering aquatic systems. Contaminants of interests include aquatic pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). We are interested in photochemical reaction mechanisms, oxidative transformation at mineral surfaces, and fate in conventional and advanced drinking water treatment systems. Second, we study the molecular composition and reactivity of dissolved organic matter (DOM). We couple optical properties and analysis by high resolution mass spectrometry to assess the reactivity of DOM in lakes and engineered treatment systems. By studying fundamental reaction mechanisms, our group aims to develop models and real-world applications that can be used to improve water quality.