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2017 Speaker Schedule

Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium

Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium

The 2017 speaker schedule is below.  The 2018 schedule will be available after March 3.


BellSouth Auditorium

Meeting Rooms 1/2

Meeting Rooms 3/4




Moderator: Patrick Hicks

NA and Bioremediation
Moderator: David Freedman
Moderator: Larry Murdoch


Using Klozur® KP (Potassium Persulfate) as an Extended Release Oxidant and Permeable Reactive Barrier
Hicks, Patrick

A Paradigm Shift in Methods to Monitor Petroleum Natural Attenuation 
Palaia, Tom

Geophysical Borehole Logging in Fractured Rock for Hydrogeological Applications 
Tallent, Jeff


Influence of Methane Inhibitors and High Molecular Mass Electron Donors on Chlorinated Solvent Biodegradation
Ivey, Morgan

Laboratory Testing in Support of Monitored Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvents
Dennis, Phil

Characterizing Formation Properties by Analyzing Subsurface Deformation in Response to Applied Loads 
Moak, Rob

9:20 Enhanced Amendment Emplacement Best Practices to Ensure Contact with Contaminants and Successful Remediation 
Kelley, Robert

Enhanced Biotic and Abiotic Attenuation of TCE in Fractured Sandstone 
Yu, Rong

Flow in the Rhizosphere: Imaging and Measurements in a 2D System 
Pales, Ashley

9:45 The Role of Phyto Remedies in Plume Management at Maritime Training Center, Mobile, Alabama
Redmond, Jymalyn 

Quantification of TCE Co-oxidation in Groundwater Using a Carbon-14 Assay
Mills, James

Applying an Electrical Scanning Technology to Determine Contaminant Impacts and Preferential Flow Pathways
Kluger, Mark

10:10 Utilizing Un-Orthodox Materials for Sediment Pond Closure at a Textile Plant
Rudd, Barry

Modeling Microbial Transport in Response to Bioaugmentation for In Situ Bioremediation of 1,4-Dioxane
Ramos-García, Angel

Investigation of Uranium and Thorium Uptake in Plants From a Naturally Occurring Source
Santoso, Sam


Break/Please move to the Main Ballroom


Keynote: The Critical Role of Water in Critical Zone Science: An Exploration of Water Fluxes in the Earth’s Permeable Skin, Kamini Singha



Surfactants & Phytoremediation
Moderator: Gary Birk

Modeling and Contaminants
Moderator: Ron Falta

Water Quality
Moderator: Andy Alexander


Optimizing in situ Remediation Amendments using Innovative Surfactant System Formulationss
Alden, David

Improving Geothermal Heat Pump Air Conditioning Efficiency with Wintertime Cooling of the Ground Loop 
Falta, Ron

Investigation and Remediation of a Water Drainage Problem on a Golf Course Green
Alexander, Andrew


Ex Situ Treatments of Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Impacted Water
Birk, Gary

Evaluation of a Semi-analytical/Numerical method for Modeling Matrix Diffusion Effects in Groundwater Chemical Transport
Muskus, Noelia

Challenges to Rural Community Water Supply Development in Nicaragua
Black, Erin


The Impact of Surfactant on the Transport of Toxoplasma gondii Oocysts Through Natural Soil
Kinsey, Erin

Development and Application of a Groundwater-Flow Model of the Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifers, Aiken County, South Carolina to Support Water Resource Decisions
Campbell, Bruce

Nitrogen Loading and Coliform Bacteria in Eighteen Mile Creek
Wykel, Matt



Replacement of Pump & Treat System with a PHYTO-INTEGRATED™ Remediation System to Address a 1,4-Dioxane Plume – Four Years to NFA
Thomas, Paul

Perfluoroalkyl Contaminants
Rossabi, Joe

Description and Histological Analysis of Cranial Elements in Newly Recovered Triceratops horridus Remains from North Dakota
Brown, Arthur



Moderator: Rob Workman
Geologic Mapping
Moderator: Scott Brame
Carbon Flux and More
Moderator: Alan Coulson

Reductive Dechlorination: Progressing Past Co-contaminant Inhibition
Workman, Rob

Petrographic Analysis of Ultramafic Rocks in the Blue Ridge and Inner Piedmont of South Carolina
Seigler, Matthew

Characterization of Accelerated Erosion and Failure Potential along Hunnicutt Creek using In-situ Vane Shear Testing
Avard, David


Remediating Low Level Chlorinated VOCs Using Cost-Effective, Slow-Release Potassium Permanganate Cylinders in a Fractured Bedrock Aquifer
Muroski, Leanna

Interpretation of Mylonites and Other Ductile Shear Indicators from the Six Mile Quad, SC
Marcacci, Katelyn

Using a Mobile Eddy Covariance Tower to Measure CO2 Flux
Nguyen, Sharlen


Reevaluating the Monetary Reality of Effecting Closure of UST Sites in the Southeast
Sohl, John

Mapping Distinct Units within the Tallulah Falls Formation in the Southern Portion of the Six-Mile Quadrangle, SC
Coolman, James

The Effect of Atmospheric CO2 on the Chemical Weathering of Silicate Minerals as Measured by Cation Flux in the Vadose Zone
Smith, Jacob

4:20 Limitations and Appropriate Use of MIP in HRSC
Carlson, Brad

Interpreting Transitions in the Seneca Fault Zone, Old Pickens Quadrangle, SC
Ives, Geoffrey

Comparing Seasonal Soil Carbon Flux of Three Botanically Distinct Areas in the Clemson Botanical Gardens
Christison, Joseph


A Perspective of Environmental Consulting and Select Case Studies
Horner, Jen

Origin and Geochemical Relationships between Pegmatites of the Upper Piedmont in South Carolina
Martuch, Alan

Groundwater Seepage Flux in Lake Issaqueena, Pickens County, SC
Nigro, Nick


Mixer at Clemson Outdoor Lab

Optimization of ISCO Program in Unique Lithology with Applied Flexible Design and Site Characterization
Law, Whitney

Vertical hydraulic gradients and groundwater-surface water interaction under a pre-restoration Piedmont urban stream, Charlotte, NC
Haydin, R.D

Water Solutions and Bridge Design in El Serrano, Nicaragua
Hennessy, Sarah

Designing Rope Pumps for the Women’s Garden of Brufut, the Gambia
Girvin, Zach 

Workshop: Career Kickstart: 3:30-5:00