Postgraduate Spotlight

A key goal of the Mercury SFA and ORNL is to train the next generation of scientists and engineers. To this end, the SFA has maintained a number of outstanding graduate and postgraduate researchers since its inception.


Placement of Postgraduate Researchers Following ORNL SFA Work

Angela Belic Graduate Student, George Washington University
Yongrong Bian Staff Scientist, Nanjing Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Abir BiswasFaculty, Evergreen State University
Maggie Black Medical Student, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Romain Bridou
University of Pau, France
Wenming Dong Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Andrew Graham Assistant Professor, Grinnell College
Hao-Bo Guo Postdoc, University of Tennessee–Knoxville
Feng He Assistant Professor, Zhejiang University of Technology
Haiyan Hu Staff Scientist, Geochemistry Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Richard Hurt Research Faculty, University of Tennessee
Ryne C. Johnston
Schrodinger, Inc.
Alexander Johs ORNL Staff Scientist
2013 Recipient Stanley Auerbach Award for Excellence in Environmental Sciences
Andrew King
David Kocman Scientist, Jožef Stefan Institute
Hui Lin
Research Scientist, Dow Chemical
Hongwei Lou Ph.D. Student, University of Science Technology of China
Benjamin Mann Chemist, Merck
James Moberly Faculty, University of Idaho
Jennifer Mosher Faculty, Marshall University
Carrie Miller Assistant Professor, Troy University
Todd Olsen
Geosyntec Consultants
Jerry Parks Staff Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Phuong Pham Science Undergrade Laboratory Internship (SULI) Student
Iris Porat Director of R&D, Global Future Solutions US
Yun Qian Lab Manager, Florida International University
Balaji Rao Postdoc Fellow, Texas Tech University
Demian Riccardi Visiting Assistant Professor, Earlham College
Ami RiscassiFaculty, University of Virginia
Chief Scientist, Shenandoah Watershed Program
Recipient of the 2014 GSA Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science Award
Katherine Rush Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
Mankaran Sawnhey Medical Student, University of Memphis
Steve Smith
Anil Somenahally Faculty, Texas A&M University AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Tatiana Vishnivetskaya Research Faculty, University of Tennessee
Wang Zheng Canadian MAGNET Fellowship


The ORNL Mercury SFA is sponsored by the Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR) program within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research.