Fate and Transport Lab


The Ferguson lab studies the biogeochemical processes that control the fate and transport of contaminants and nutrients in the subsurface. To better understand these complex processes, we use a combination of experiments across temporal and spatial scales, ranging from benchtop lab experiments to field scale experiments.

We are located at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), a research unit of the University of Georgia on the Savannah River Site (Aiken, SC). We are also a part of the University of Georgia's Department of Geology (Athens, GA).

Brief Bio: Dr. Ferguson is a geochemist with a Bachelors in Chemistry and Environmental Studies from Alfred University (Alfred, NY) where she researched the surface interaction between natural organic matter (NOM) and clay that contributed to two papers. She received a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences from Clemson University (Clemson, SC) and conducted her dissertation work on ligand-promoted dissolution of uranyl phosphates. In 2022, Dr. Ferguson joined the faculty of University of Georgia as an Assistant Professor jointly appointed by the Department of Geology and the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.

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