Environmental Sciences, Ph.D.

Wright State grad Behzad Ghanbarian wins prestigious geophysics award for Ph.D. research


Behzad Ghanbarian ’14 will receive the Donald L. Turcotte award from the American Geophysical Union for his dissertation on the physical and hydraulic properties of rocks and soils. Continue reading

Attack on white fringetree by emerald ash borer likely to be widespread, says Wright State researcher

Don Cipollini holding piece of white fringetree affected by emerald ash borer

Wright State biology professor Don Cipollini suggests use of white fringetree by emerald ash borer is likely to be widespread and that the beetle may move to close relatives. Continue reading

Polar express

Wright State’s Alison Agather to measure mercury levels in Arctic Ocean as part of international expedition
Alison Agather and Chad Hammerschmidt in museum

Graduate environmental science student Alison Agather will measure mercury levels in the Arctic Ocean as part of an international expedition. Continue reading

Wright State researcher finds emerald ash borer may have spread to different tree

Biology professor Don Cipollini

Wright State biology professor Don Cipollini finds that the emerald ash borer has apparently spread to white fringetree in the United States. Continue reading

Soil toil: Wright State grad student Behzad Ghanbarian rising star in terra-firma research

Wright State grad student Behzad Ghanbarian

Environmental sciences Ph.D. student Behzad Ghanbarian is a prolific scholar, publishing many papers on soil-related research. Continue reading

Wright State, Ohio State, other institutions receive $3.5 million grant to increase underrepresented graduates in STEM fields

Photo of Amma Boakye

The Ohio State University, Wright State University and nine other Ohio colleges and universities will share a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant over the next five years… Continue reading

Filling the Pipeline: State-of-the-art software used to train future geologists

(Left to right) Earth and environmental sciences professor Robert Ritzi, student Reza Soltanian, research associate Naum Gershenzon

Schlumberger Limited, the world’s largest oilfield services company and a leader in environmental services, is drilling for good students at… Continue reading

Fishing for mercury contamination answers

Photo of Chad Hammerschmidt Environmental Science Professor

Inside three freezers in a Wright State University lab is the bottom of the ocean. Continue reading