Dr. Neil Sturchio is the chair of the Department of Geological Sciences in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. Dr. Sturchio moved to UD in September 2014 from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Sturchio's research interests include: biogeochemistry; rock-water interactions; stable and radioactive isotope tracers in aquifers, geothermal systems, sediments, and soils; geochemical applications of synchrotron radiation.
Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
B.A., Earth Sciences, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
Current Research Projects
- Development and application of methods for measurement of kinetic isotope effects in volatile and semivolatile organic compounds during biotic and abiotic degradation (DOD)
- Origin and isotopic composition of perchlorate in the environment
- Geochemical controls on radium isotopes in groundwater of the Nubian Aquifer, Egypt and in submarine groundwater discharge of Delaware estuaries
- Noble gas radionuclides as tracers of groundwater residence time and water-rock interaction in aquifers and geothermal systems (DOE)
- Biogeochemical chlorine cycling in Arctic permafrost soils (NSF)