Jennifer J. Guerard

Research Description

Dr. Guerard focuses on investigating the photo- and redox transformation reactions of organic constituents in aqueous systems. Her lab studies dissolved organic matter composition and reactivity, and its influence on reactive oxygen species production, organic contaminant transformation, and biogeochemical cycling within the water column.  Her research integrates fieldwork, analytical and spectroscopic methods, and quantum chemical modeling in order to characterize and quantify properties of electron transfer and photooxidation mechanisms on a molecular level, which has implications for better understanding the future of Arctic water quality and ecosystem health in a changing climate.

Selected Publications
  1. Guerard, J. J., J. S. Arey. Critical Evaluation of Implicit Solvent Models for Predicting Aqueous Oxidation Potentials of Neutral Organic Compounds. J. Chem. Theory Comp. 2013 9:5046-5058.
  2. Cawley, K., D. McKnight, R. Cory, R. Fimmen, J. Guerard, M. Dieser, C. Jaros, Y. P. Chin, P. Miller, C. Foreman. Characterization of fulvic acid fractions of dissolved organic matter (DOM) during ice-out in a hyper-eutrophic, coastal pond in Antarctica. Env. Res. Lett. 2013 8: 045015.
  3. Guerard, J. J. and Y. P. Chin. Photodegradation of ormetoprim in Mississippi dissolved organic matter. J. Ag. Food Chem. 2012 60: 9801-9806.
  • B.S., 2005, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Chemistry / minors: Mathematics, Political Science)
  • Ph.D., 2009, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Environmental Sciences)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, 2010-2014, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (Environmental chemistry modeling laboratory)

phone: 907.474.5231

Jennifer J. Guerard
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6160

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