Professor Emeritus Timothy R. Ginn

Professor Emeritus Timothy R. Ginn retired from Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2015 and has recently relocated to Washington State University.


Please visit his current website at WSU


CV: GinnCV2015

Research foci Ureolytic calcite precipitation in porous media; Anaerobic biogeochemical cycling & kinetics; Colloid filtration theory; Lamella-based upscaling of reactive flow & transport; Groundwater age and sustainability; Inverse problems; In-well vapor stripping; Bacterial transport and population dynamics; Horizontal gene transfer; New fuels multimedia risk assessment.

Research metrics:115+ papers, ~4200 citations, h-index=28 (Google scholar 12/14), successful project leadership and grantsmanship, 5 active grants totaling ~ $1.6M. Over 150 abstracts, over 100 presentations delivered 33 of which are invited/plenary.

Currently funded projects:

NSF/EAR 1417495 A practical upscaling of subsurface reactive transport 2014-2017

NSF/CMMI 1234367 Bio-Cementation Field-Scale Trials: Addressing the Challenges of Treatment Uniformity & Verification, Biostimulation, & By Product Management 2013-2015

NSF/EAR 1215756 Collaborative Research: Near-Surface Repulsion and Mixing-Limitations: Upscaling of Colloid Transport in Non-Uniform Media under Unfavorable Conditions 2012-2014

NSF/EAR 1114257 Collaborative Research: Horizontal Gene Transfer in Porous Media: Experiments and Modeling 2012-2014

CA Air Resources Board – Multimedia Risk Assessment for Alternative Fuels 2011-2016

UC Office of President – Seed Grant for Outreach and International Activities: Educational Use of Environmental Tracers in the Calibration of Aquifer Models and Management of Groundwater 2013-2014

Prior research pages link is here: for updated notes on currently funded projects see dropdowns under PROJECTS

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