Scherer Research Group

Our research is in the general area of Environmental Geochemistry. We are particularly interested in redox reactions at mineral-water interfaces such as those shown in the images above. We investigate the kinetics of both surface redox reactions and adsorption processes using a variety of experimental approaches including Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, and isotope tracer studies. Current projects are focused chlorinated ethene reduction by reduced Fe minerals, electron transfer and atom exchange reactions of Fe oxides and Fe-containing clay minerals.

We are always looking for motivated graduate students to join our group. Students joining our group come from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, engineering, chemistry, environmental science, geology, or physics. If you would like to learn more about what specific projects we have available, please contact me.

For a summary of the Scherer group research on Fe(II)-Fe(III) electron transfer see the following youtube video: