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Daniel Giammar

Walter E. Browne Professor of Environmental Engineering
Professor Giammar is an environmental engineer with active educational and research programs.  He currently teaches courses on environmental engineering and water quality, and he has developed courses on the energy-water nexus and environmental implications of energy technologies.  His current and recent research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and Water Research Foundation.  He has active collaborations with faculty in Earth and Planetary Science, Chemistry, and Social Work that enable interdisciplinary investigations of important environmental systems.  Professor Giammar is currently an Associate Editor of Environmental Science & Technology and a member of the Journal Editorial Board of Journal American Water Works Association. 

Professor Giammar completed his B.S. at Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. and Ph.D. at Caltech, and postdoctoral training at Princeton University before joining Washington University in St. Louis in 2002.  In 2012-2013 he was a visiting professor at Princeton, and he visited the University of Vienna in 2007 as a guest professor.  Professor Giammar has enjoyed other international collaborations with colleagues in India, China, and Turkey.  Professor Giammar received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2006.  He has also been recognized for his teaching through awards at the university and in the St. Louis region. 
Professor Giammar's research focuses on chemical reactions that affect the fate and transport of heavy metals, radionuclides, and other inorganic constituents in natural and engineered aquatic systems.  He is particularly interested in reactions occurring at solid-water interfaces.  His recent work investigated the removal of arsenic and chromium from drinking water, control of the corrosion of lead pipes, geologic carbon sequestration, and biogeochemical processes for remediation of uranium-contaminated sites. 
Selected Publications

Wan, W., Pepping, T.J., Banerji, T., Chaudhari, S., and D.E. Giammar, Effects of water chemistry on arsenic removal from drinking water by electrocoagulation, Water Research, 45: 384-392, 2011.

Wang, Y, Xie, Y, Li, W., Wang, Z., and D.E. Giammar, Formation of lead(IV) oxide corrosion products from lead(II) compounds, Environmental Science & Technology, 44(23): 8950-8956, 2010.

Singh, A. Ulrich, K.-U., and D.E. Giammar, Impact of phosphate on uranium(VI) immobilization in the presence of goethite, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74: 6324-6343, 2010.

Xie, Y., Wang, Y., and D.E. Giammar, Impact of chlorine disinfectants on dissolution of the lead corrosion product PbO2, Environmental Science & Technology, 44(18): 7082-7088, 2010.

Ulrich, K.-U., Ilton, E., Sharp, J., Veeramani, H., Bernier-Latmani, R., Schofield, E., Bargar, J., and D.E. Giammar, Dissolution kinetics of biogenic UO2 under oxidizing conditions and in the presence of carbonate, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73(20): 6065-6083, 2009.

Selected Research
Title: Interfacial Reactions Affecting Heavy Metal Fate and Transport
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title:  SLAC Science Focus Area on Stability of Biogenic Uranium(IV)
Role:  Co-Investigator (PI: John Bargar at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center)
Sponsor:  Department of Energy
Title:  Manganese Redox Mediation of UO2 Stability and Uranium Fate in the Subsurface
Role:  Co-Investigator (PI: Brad Tebo at Oregon Health and Science University)
Sponsor:  Department of Energy
Title:  Lead(IV) Oxide Formation and Stability in Drinking Water Distribution Systems
Role:  Principal Investigator
Sponsor:  Water Research Foundation
Title:  Life Cycles of Metals in Coal Combustion
Role:  Principal Investigator
Sponsor:  Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization
Title:  Mechanisms and Kinetics of Multiphase Fluid-Formation Mineral Reactions in Carbon Dioxide Geologic Sequestration
Role:  Co-Investigator (PI:  Young-Shin Jun)
Sponsor:  Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization
Contact Daniel Giammar
Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1180
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130
Office Brauer Hall, Room 1023
Phone (314) 935-6849
Fax (314) 935-5464
Email giammar@wustl.edu
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PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2001
MS, California Institute of Technology, 1998
BS, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Brauer Hall, CB 1180, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
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