Senior Fellow, By Courtesy - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Professor - Earth System Science
Senior Fellow, by Courtesy
Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
Freshwater, Public Health
Scott Fendorf's research seeks to define processes (chemical, biological, and hydrological) that drive the cycling and fate of trace elements (e.g. arsenic, chromium, uranium) within soils, sediments, and surface waters. His research uses molecular-level techniques to define the processes under study and to examine time-dependent (kinetic) factors. Dr. Fendorf studies chemical environments that develop as a result of both biotic and abiotic processes, and strives to account for the physical complexity and hydrology of natural settings. Dr. Fendorf is particularly interested in chemical environments and reactions involving contaminants and nutrients.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
Stanford Earth scientist Scott Fendorf helped discover how trace amounts of arsenic were moving from sediments into groundwater aquifers in Southern California.
By Ker Than
Discusses findings of study co-authored by Woods Senior Fellows Steven Gorelick (Earth System Science), Barton Thompson (Law) and Scott Fendorf (Earth System Science)