American Chemical Society news release
July 2017 – Our research shows that release of treated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing contaminates lake. (See details)
July 2017 – The Borch group’s recent uranium paper published in Nature Communications was featured as a Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource Science Highlight. (See details)
A new twist on uranium’s origin story!
June 2017 – Dr. Borch’s group published a paper in Nature Communications. Scientists sampled a 650-foot deep sediment core from roll-front uranium deposits at an unmined site at Wyoming’s Smith Ranch Highlands. By characterizing the mineralogical and microbial composition of the sample, Dr. Borch team discovered a new form of biologically produced uranium…(See details)
Dr. Borch is the guest editor of a special issue of Soil Processes
May 2017 – Dr. Borch is the guest editor of a special issue “Soil Processes Controlling Contaminant Dynamics” (See details).
Welcome Dr. Kimberly Hageman!
May 2017 – Welcome to Dr. Kimberly Hageman who is doing a sabbatical in our group! (Dr. Kimberly Hageman’s Homepage).
Welcome Dr. Ruben Kretzschmar!
May 2017 – Welcome to Prof. Dr. Ruben Kretzschmar who is doing a sabbatical in our group! . (Dr. Ruben Kretzschmar’s Homepage).
February 2017 – Dr. Borch is a co-PI on a $6.1 million grant from DOE ARPA-e to learn about plant genetics from exploring plant roots as well as the soil around the plants (more details).
June 2016 – “Hydraulic fracturing chemical spills on agricultural land need scrutiny”, say Dr. Borch (more details).
May 2016 – Congrats to Molly on her first (ES&T) paper “Spills of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals on Agricultural Topsoil” (more details).
Mar 2016 – Past member Georgina A. McKee and Dr. Borch published a new paper on Biogeochemistry: An integrated spectroscopic and wet chemical approach to investigate grass litter decomposition chemistry (more details).
Dr. Borch’s research on analysis of emerging contaminants was featured in a special ACS Virtual Issue
Jan 2016 – Dr. Borch’s research on analysis of emerging contaminants was featured in a special ACS Virtual Issue (more details)
Dec 2015 – Dr. Thomas Borch is a co-organizer of the International Conference on Emerging Contaminants (EmCon2016) and Micropollutants (WiOW2016) in the Environment, Sydney, Australia, 20th-23rd September 2016.
Thomas Borch the co author of 1st place of 2015 Wetland Soils Division Graduate Student Poster Presentation Contests
Octomber 19th 2015 – Linden Schneider, University of California-Berkeley, won the 1st place of 2015 Wetland Soils Division Graduate Student Poster Presentation Contests. Dr. Borch is a co author. Congratulations!
October 23rd 2015 – Dr. Borch has been invited by The Danish Society for Analytical Chemistry to present two invited talks at their workshop entitled “Chemical techniques for analytical characterization of hydraulic fracturing chemicals”.
Thomas Borch to be the recipient of the Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award
Oct 2015 – Dr. Thomas Borch received the “Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award” from the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) . Congratulations. Dr. Borch! More details.
Sept 2015 – Dr. Thomas Borch will be presenting “Fracking Chemicals and the Environment” at Pateros Creek Brewery in Fort Collins as part of the Science on Tap Series on Monday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 PM. Grab a beer and learn about some of the environmental impacts of this controversial technology!
May 2015 – Jeramy Jasmann earned the 2015 ACS Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. Ellen Daugherty was named a 2015-2016 SoGES Sustainability Leadership Fellow. Congratulations, Jeramy and Ellen!
May 2014 – Current research projects are outlined in our new Borch-Lab-Brochure. Please contact us if you are interested in donating money or sponsoring research.