Specialties: 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.
Ph.D., Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana
M.S., Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana
B.S., Geology, National Taiwan University
Robert B. Cook Professor, Auburn University
Professor, Auburn University
Associate Professor, Auburn University
Assistant Professor, Auburn University
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.
Reza, A.H.M., S., Jean, J.-S., Yang, H.-J., Lee, M.-K., Liu, C.-C., Lee, J.-F., Luo, S.-D., 2010, Distribution of arsenic in core sediments and groundwater in the Nawabganj District, Northwestern Bangladesh, Water Research, 44, 2021-2037.
Nath B., Jean, J., Lee, M.-K., Liu, C.-C., 2008, Geochemistry of high arsenic groundwater in Chia-Nan plain, Southwestern Taiwan: Possible sources and reactive transport of arsenic, J. of Contaminant Hydrology, 99, 85-96.
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.
Lee, M.-K., Griffin, J., Saunders, J.A., Wang, Y., Jean, J., 2007, Reactive transport of trace elements and isotopes in Alabama coastal plain aquifers, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, G02026, doi:10.1029/2006JG000238.
Penny, E., Lee, M.-K., and Morton, C., 2003, Groundwater and microbial processes of the Alabama coastal plain aquifers: Water Resources Research, v. 39(11), 1320, doi:10.1029/2003WR001963.