Research

Research Areas

1. Understanding the biosphere of shale gas wells and wastewaters using metagenomic analyses (part of NSF-DEB project)
2. Ultrahigh-resolution analyses of organic constituents in shale well fluids and their environmental persistence (part of NSF-CBET project)
3. Developing experiments to understand the degradation of specific additives using an isolated bacteria from the Marcellus Shale Energy Environment Lab (part of NSF-DEB project)
4. Treatment options for hydraulic fracturing wastewaters (seeking funding)
5. Understanding traditional contaminants (e.g., organic nitrogen) and emerging contaminants (e.g., pharmaceuticals) in New England watersheds (seeking funding)

Recent Publications

- Luek, J.L., Harir, M., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Mouser, P.J., Gonsior, M. 2018. Temporal dynamics of halogenated organics in a Marcellus shale gas well. Water Research 136, 200-206. DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2018.02.055.
- Powers, L.C., Luek, J.L., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Campbell, B.J., Magen, C., Cooper, L.W., Gonsior, M. 2018. Organic Geochemistry 122, 87-97.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.05.005
- Aiona, P.K., Nizkorodov, S.A., Luek, J.L., Timko, S. Gonsior, M. 2018. Effect of Photolysis on Absorption and Fluorescence Spectra of Light-Absorbing Secondary Organic Aerosols. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 2, 235-245. DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00153
- Luek, J.L., Thompson, K.T., Larsen, R.K., Heyes, A.H, Gonsior, M. 2017. Sulfate-reducing bacteria produce high levels of chromophoric dissolved organic matter. Scientific Reports 7: 8829. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-09223-z
- Luek, J.L., Gonsior, M. 2017. A Review of Organic Compounds in Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids and Wastewaters. Water Research 123, 536-548. DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2017.07.012
- Zhao, Z., Gonsior M., Luek, J., Timko, S., Ianiri, H., Hertkorn, N., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Fang, X., Zeng, Q., Jiao, N., Chen, F. 2017. Picocyanobacteria and Deep-Ocean Fluorescent Dissolved Organic Matter share Similar Optical Properties. Nature Communications 8:15284, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15284.
- Gonsior, M., Luek, J.L., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Grebmeier, J.M., Cooper, L.W. 2017. Optical Properties and Molecular Diversity of Dissolved Organic Matter in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. Deep Sea Research II 144C, 104-111. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.01.003
- Luek, J.L., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Mouser, P., Richardson, S.D., Petty, W.T., Gonsior, M. 2017. Halogenated organics identified in produced waters using ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry. Environmental Science & Technology 51, 5377-5385.DOI:10.1021/acs.est.6b06213
- Luek, J.L., Dickhut, R.M., Cochran, M.A., Falconer, R.L., Kylin, H. 2017. Persistent organic pollutants in the Atlantic and Southern Oceans and oceanic atmosphere. Science of the Total Environment 583, 64-71.DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.189

For more publications and abstracts visit my ResearchGate page