Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
120 EWRE1351 Beal Avenue, 120 EWRE Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125
Dr. Demond’s research focuses on the physico-chemical aspects of movement and removal of organic contaminants from subsurface soils, in particular the change in soil properties due to contamination and remediation. Projects have included the assessment of exposure to soil contamination in vicinity of Dow Chemical in Midland, MI, evaluation of iron sulfide for use in permeable reactive barriers for the remediation of groundwater, impact of organic compound chemistry on subsurface transport, changes in the wettability of soil due to contact with waste, impact of municipal landfill leachate composition on clay properties, and reduction of permeability during surfactant-enhanced aquifer remediation. As part of her service activities, she served as a coordinator of DOE’s Subsurface Science Program’s Multiphase Fluid Flow Subprogram for five years, as well as an Associate Editor for Environmental Engineering Science. Furthermore, she has served on a number of National Research Council boards and committees, including the Board on Engineering Education and the Committee for the Review of DOE’s Environmental Restoration Priority System. She is a professional engineer, licensed in the State of Michigan, and also maintains Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response certification.
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