Guy Riefler joined the Civil Engineering Department in September 2000 after completing MS, PhD, and post-doctoral work at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Riefler has three years of environmental consulting experience at ENVIRON Corporation in Arlington, VA and received his B.S. from Cornell University.
Dr. Riefler seeks to investigate chemical and biological interactions that affect the transport and transformation of pollutants in the environment. This work typically entails the heavy use of analytical chemistry, molecular biology, and numerical modeling. Dr. Riefler's research currently focuses on the biodegradation of explosives contamination, phytoremediation, iron nanoparticles for groundwater remediation, chemical and biological processes in acid mine drainage remediation, and strip mining impacts on streams.