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Research Interests in Environmental Chemistry:

Our research group is interested in the chemistry of mineral/water interfaces.

Current projects include studies of redox chemistry in Fe-bearing clay minerals
and investigations of the structure of water at the surface of colloidal particles.
The results of this research will help us to better understand the chemical transformations
that affect the fate of common groundwater contaminants.


We use a range of analytical techniques in our investigations of aqueous interfaces including
attenuated total internal reflection Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR),
diffuse reflectance visible spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy (AFM).




Recent Members of the McGuire Research Group

Bryan Bzdek ('08), Mike Utz ('06), Haley Kerr ('07),
Eric Fournier ('08), Eliot Weinstein ('05)
and honorary group member Barney (under the table)


Ryan Bailey (M.S. '07)


Brit Merola ('07) and Bryan Bzdek ('08) at the Clay Minerals Society banquet in New Orleans


Brit Merola ('07) in her finest professional attire for the ACS meeting in New Orleans