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Christophe Darnault

Christophe DarnaultAssistant Professor
CETL/436B Brackett Hall

Ph.D. Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Cornell University, 2000
Combined MS & BS (Dimplomed'Ingenieur), Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Engineering, Institut Superieur d'Agriculture, Lille, France, 1995

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Faculty Overview

Dr. Darnault’s teaching and research interests are in the fields of biological and environmental engineering, agricultural engineering, hydrological sciences, and water resources engineering. His research focuses on (1) the hydrologic, geochemical, and microbiological processes at any range of scales (micro to global) that impact water quality and quantity in order to protect ecosystems and the public health; (2) the flow and transport phenomena in complex surface and subsurface environments; (3) the development and application of novel methods/tools to monitor biological/ environmental systems and processes; (4) the optimization of biological water treatment processes; (5) the impacts of the hydrological cycle/climate on infrastructure and natural systems to mitigate potential risk(s); and (6) the sustainable management of soil and water resources.

Professor Christophe Darnault is a Co-PI on the Department of Energy, Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Implementation Project "Radionuclide Waste Disposal: Development of Multi-scale Experimental and Modeling Capabilities" (2014-Present)

Class Information

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BE 4210 Engineering Systems for Soil Water Management
BE 4211 Engineering Systems for Soil Water Management Laboratory
BE 4240
Ecological Engineering
BE 4730 Ecohydrology
BE 8710 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 

Selected Publications

Yun, S.W., Park, C.G., Jeon, J.H., Darnault, C.J.G., Baveye, P.C., Yu, C., 2016. Dissolution behavior of As and Cd in submerged paddy soil after treatment with stabilizing agents. Geoderma 270, 10–20. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.11.036

Green, L.Y., Mikhailova, E.A., Post, C.J., Darnault, C.J.G., Bridges, W.C., Schlautman, M.A., 2016. A cloud-based spatial-temporal inventory for sustainable urban soil management. Urban Ecosyst. 19, 811–822. doi:10.1007/s11252-015-0512-2

Peng, Z., Tian, F., Hu, H., Zhao, S., Tie, Q., Sheng, H., Darnault, C., Lu, H., 2016. Spatial variability of soil moisture in a forest catchment: Temporal trend and contributors. Forests 7, 1–19. doi:10.3390/f7080154

Uyuşur, B., Snee, P.T., Li, C., Darnault, C.J.G., 2016. Quantitative Imaging and In Situ Concentration Measurements of Quantum Dot Nanomaterials in Variably Saturated Porous Media. J. Nanomater. 2016, 1–10. doi:10.1155/2016/8237029

Mikhailova, E.A., Schlautman, M.A., Darnault, C.J.G., Sharp, J.L., Post, C.J., Hall, K.C., Ouzts, E.V., Barfield, M.A., 2015. Effects of compost on the chemistry of an urban upper piedmont South Carolina soil. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 46, 2787–2797. doi:10.1080/00103624.2015.1089270

Uyuşur, B., Li, C., Baveye, P.C., Darnault, C.J.G., 2014. pH-dependent reactive transport of uranium(VI) in unsaturated sand. J. Soils Sediments 15, 634–647. doi:10.1007/s11368-014-1018-x

Reddy, K.R., Darnault, C.J.G., Darko-kagya, K., 2014. Transport of Lactate-Modified Nanoscale Iron Particles in Porous Media. J. Geotech. Geoenvironmental Eng. 140. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001015.

Koken, E., Darnault, C.J.G., Jacobson, A.R., Powelson, D., Hendrickson, W., 2013. Quantification of Cryptosporidium parvum in natural soil matrices and soil solutions using qPCR. J. Microbiol. Methods 92, 135–144. doi:10.1016/j.mimet.2012.11.015

Godinez, I.G., Darnault, C.J.G., Khodadoust, A.P., Bogdan, D., 2013. Deposition and release kinetics of nano-TiO2 in saturated porous media: Effects of solution ionic strength and surfactants. Environ. Pollut. 174, 106–113. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.11.002

Baveye, P.C., Rangel, D., Jacobson, A.R., Laba, M., Darnault, C., Otten, W., Radulovich, R., Camargo, F.A.O., 2011. From Dust Bowl to Dust Bowl: Soils are Still Very Much a Frontier of Science. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 75, 2037–2048. doi:10.2136/sssaj2011.0145

Awards & Honors

Alpha Epsilon Honor Society

Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society

Certificate of Appreciation from Cornell University Assemblies 1998 - 1999