August 10, 2010
Andrew Quicksall joined the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering with a joint appointment in the Huffington Department of Earth Sciences as a new faculty member in June of this year. Dr. Quicksall received his PhD in Earth Science from Dartmouth College. Prior to arriving at SMU, Dr. Quicksall was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame.
He has active research spanning aqueous geochemistry and environmental mineralogy and pursues projects in both pure science and those with a more directly applied component. Past and current research focuses on the basic science of the partitioning of metals between the aqueous and solid phases as well as the fundamental surface structure and reactivity of environmentally relevant solids. This has yielded inquiry into clay-organic ligand-metal interactions, iron nanoparticle structure and reactivity, persistence of trace metals in the rock record and paleoenvironmental interpretation, natural and synthetic iron mineral reactivity, and the fate and transport of toxic trace metals in aquifers.