Dr. Philip M. Gschwend
Work and Contact Information
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Cambridge, MA 02139
About the Contributor
Phil Gschwend is a Professor in MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received his BS in Biology from Caltech and his PhD in Chemical Oceanography from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He pursues research and teaching in the areas of environmental organic chemistry and geochemistry, investigating the fates of organic compounds in the environment. In particular, he has focused on factors and processes controlling transport of chemicals in environmental settings (e.g. sorption kinetics, sorption to colloids and black carbons, and passive sampling for contaminated sediment sites’ evaluations.) Finally, he is co-author of the textbook: Environmental Organic Chemistry by R.P. Schwarzenbach, P.M. Gschwend, and D.M. Imboden, 3rd edition, 1024 pages, John Wiley and Sons, 2016.