Dr. Samuel J. Traina

Phone: 
2092287964
Location: 

 S&E 1 Bldg., RM 311F

Education: 

Ph.D., 1983 — University of California, Berkeley
B.S., 1978 — University of California, Berkeley

Current Position: 
Vice Chancellor for Research
Professor, School of Natural Sciences
Research Interests: 

Using a wide range of analytical methods (infra-red spectroscopy, electron microsocpy, x-ray absorption spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy), Professor Traina's group studies:

  • Chemical transformations of pollutants in soils, surface and ground water
  • Linkages between chemical form or speciation of particular pollutants and their relative toxicities in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • Roles of geoparticle surfaces and bacteria in pollutant fate

Current projects include the study of:

  • Contaminants at Department of Energy waste sites (Cr, Pu and U)
  • Role of Fe(II) and HSe- in transformations of nitroaromatic pesticides in wetlands
  • Fate of pharmaceuticals in the surface waters of National Parks