christof2.png​​​Christof Meile

Associate Professor

► short CV

► classes taught

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Heewon Jung

Postdoctoral Fellow - Pore-scale reactive transport modeling

Ph.D. in Hydrology 2017, Colorado School of Mines

M.S. in Environmental Engineering 2014, Korea University, South Korea

B.S. in Earth Sciences 2011, Korea University, South Korea


xiaojia.pngXiaojia He

Ph.D. student

M.S. in Environmental Science 2014 - Jackson State University

B.E. in Bioengineering 2011 - Ocean University of China

Research topic: Modeling of microbial metabolism


miklesh2.pngDavid Miklesh

Ph.D. student

B.S. in Physics 2011 - University of Minnesota-Duluth

Research topic: Vegetation patterns and pore water salinity in tidal marshes



rooze2.pngJurjen Rooze

Ph.D. student

M.S. in Geochemistry 2013 - Utrecht University, NL

B.S. in Earth Science 2011 - Stenden University, NL

Research topic: Hydrocarbon and hydrate dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico


yuwang.pngYu Wang

M.S. student

B.S. in Oceanography 2015 - Nanjing University, China

Research topic: Sediment resuspension in the Gulf of Mexico



yuwang.pngAbby Pinaud

Undergraduate researcher

B.S. in Biology 2018 expected

Research topic: Heat transfer in salt marsh sediments




Former Lab Members & Guests

yimeng2.pngPaul Roland (now at University de Bretagne Occidentale)

Intern as part of his studies at ENGEES (Strasbourg, France)

Research topic: Modeling of near-seafloor dissolved gas distribution at GC600, Gulf of Mexico


yimeng2.pngYimeng Shi (now graduate student at Rutgers)

B.S. 2016 in Mathematics & Statistics - UGA

Undergraduate research topic: Anaerobic oxidation of methane

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TommyDornhoffer2.pngTommy Dornhoffer (now at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley)

Ph.D. 2015 in Marine Sciences - The benthos and nutrient cycling: Insights from multi scale analysis

B.S. 2009 in Biology - Hendrix College


JohnLedoux2.pngJonathan Ledoux

M.S. 2015 in Marine Sciences - Drivers of groundwater flow at the Georgia coast

B.S. 2011 in Marine Sciences - Coastal Carolina University



Maggie Esch (now a Research Associate at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Ph.D. student - Carbon cycling and flow dynamics in salt marshes

M.S. 2011 in Environmental Science, Western Washington University

B.S. 2007 in Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

“Eric2.png"Eric King (now at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)

Ph.D. 2013 in Marine Sciences - Microbial metabolism in reaction transport models

M.S. 2006 in Environmental and Biological Sciences, Georgia College & State U.

B.S. 2004 in Molecular and Cellular Biology, U. Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

“Kathy2.png"Kathy Loftis (now at the Center for Applied Isotope Studies at UGA)

Ph.D. 2013 in Marine Sciences (with M. Sun)- Organic carbon dynamics in coastal sediments

B.S. 2005 in Chemistry, Florida International University


BenLarson2.pngBen Larson (now at NOAA)

Postdoctoral Fellow - Reactive transport modeling of hydrothermal vents

Ph.D. 2008 in Chemical Oceanography, University of Washington

B.S. 1999 in Chemistry, Ohio State University

“priya2.png"Sivapriya Kaza (now at Fellow Robots)

M.S. 2012 in Artificial Intelligence - Quantification of bioirrigation using image analysis

B.Tech 2009 in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, JNTU, India


“MathildeHagens2.png"Mathilde Hagens (now at Wageningen University)

M.S. 2010 in Geochemistry - Intertidal hotspots in salt marshes

B.S. 2008 in Earth Sciences, Utrecht University



Bill Porubsky (now at Algenol Inc.)

Ph.D. 2008 in Marine Sciences (major adivsor S. Joye) - Biogeochemical dynamics in coastal sediments and shallow aquifers

Beth Orcutt (now at Bigelow)

Ph.D. 2007 in Marine Sciences (major advisor S. Joye) - Anaerobic oxidation of methane in cold seeps and gas hydrates

Lanny Miller (now at Algenol Inc.)

Postdoctoral Fellow - simulations of small scale heterogeneity of flow and microbial substrates in porous media

Carlos Lopez-Maisonave

Analysis of high resolution image data to quantify the effect of burrowing organisms on early diagenesis

Matteo Kausch  (visitor from UC Berkeley, Pallud Lab)

Modeling iron transformation in soil aggregates