Dept. of Civil Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Bill Arnold is the Joseph T. and Rose S. Ling Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. He joined the University of Minnesota in 1999 after completing his Ph.D. in environmental engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. He is on the graduate faculty of the Water Resources Science and Stream Restoration programs and is an associate fellow in the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. Arnold was awarded the 2011 George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Research by the College of Science and Engineering.
His research focuses on the fate of organic chemicals in natural and engineered aquatic systems. Current efforts are focused on the photochemistry of pharmaceutical compounds, the growth of minerals during reactions with contaminants, and pesticide processing by reduced sulfur species.
With his IonE fellowship, Arnold plans to explore how human alterations of the environment lead to and affect chemical pollution problems, including how changes in organic matter affect photochemistry and the production of “natural” pollutants.
See Arnold's faculty page for more info.