Dr. Eric M. Pierce is a senior scientist and leader of the Earth Sciences Group in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science with emphasis in low-temperature geochemistry from Tulane University in 2002. Dr. Pierce currently serves as an Associate Editor for Applied Geochemistry. His research focuses on low-temperature environmental geochemistry with emphasis in solid-fluid interactions. Specific interests are the application of experimental, spectroscopic, and computational approaches to characterize, interpret, and predict the weathering of soil minerals/glass and the fate and transformation of metals and radionuclides in environmental systems. (ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4951-1931).