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Ming-Kuo Lee
Geosciences
Robert B. Cook Professor

Research Areas: Hydrogeology and environmental geology. Active research involves: (1) groundwater geochemistry and microbiology; (2) in situ bioremediation of metals-contaminated groundwater; (3) basin hydrology modeling; and (4) earthquake hydrology.

Office: 2052 Beard Eaves Coliseum

Address:
2050 Beard Eaves Coliseum
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-4898
Fax: (334) 844-4486
E-Mail: leeming@auburn.edu


Education

Ph.D., Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana
1993
M.S., Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana
1990
B.S., Geology, National Taiwan University
1984


Professional Employment

Robert B. Cook Professor, Auburn University
2010 - Present
Professor, Auburn University
2006 - Present
Associate Professor, Auburn University
2000 - 2006
Assistant Professor, Auburn University
1995 - 2000


Research and Teaching Interests

Ming-Kuo Lee teaches undergraduate courses in Physical Geology and Environmental Geology. At the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, he teaches courses in Hydrogeology and Groundwater Modeling.  These courses emphasize principles of hydrological sciences and their applications in environmental protection and in petroleum and minerals exploration.  Dr. Lee's research spans many areas in hydrogeology and environmental geology. Active research involves: (1) groundwater geochemistry and microbiology; (2) in situ bioremediation of metals-contaminated groundwater; (3) basin hydrology modeling; and (4) earthquake hydrology.


Selected Publications

  1. Keimowitz, A., Yan, Z., Lee, M.-K., Natter, M., and Keevan J., 2016, Sediment core sectioning and extraction of pore waters under anoxic conditions, Journal of Visualized Experiments. 109, Issue 109; doi: 10.3791/53393.
  2. Wang, Y., Gu, B., Lee, M.-K., Jiang, S., Xu, Y., 2014, Isotopic evidence for anthropogenic impacts on aquatic food dynamics and mercury cycling in a subtropical wetland ecosystem system in US, Science of the Total Environment, 487, 557-564.
  3. Looper, J., Cotto, A., Kim, B., Lee, M.-K., Liles, M.R., Ni Chadhain, S.N., and Son, A., 2013, Microbial community analysis of Deepwater Horizon oil-spill impacted sites along the Gulf Coast using functional and phylogenetic markers, Environmental Science: Processes and Impact, 15, 2068-2079.
  4. Natter, M., J. Keevan, A. S. Keimowitz, B.Okeke, Y. Wang, A. Son, and M.-K. Lee, 2012, Level and degradation of Deepwater Horizon spilled oil in coastal marsh sediments and pore-water, Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 5744-5755.
  5. Saunders, J.A., Lee, M.-K., Shamsudduha, M., Dhakal, P., Uddin, A., Chowdury, M.T., and K.M. Ahmed, 2008, Geochemistry and mineralogy of arsenic in (Natural) anaerobic groundwaters, Applied Geochemistry, 23, 3205-3214.






Last updated: 09/14/2016