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Dr. Joel Z. Bandstra

Joel Bandstra

Title: Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, Saint Francis University; Adjunct Research Professor, Penn State University
School: Sciences
Academic Department: Engineering
Phone: 814-471-1147
E-mail: jbandstra@francis.edu
Office Location: Science Center 017


  • Post Doctorate, Geosciences, Penn State University
  • Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering, Oregon Health & Science University, 2005
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, 1998


Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 102) Spring 2011
  • Engineering Dynamics (ENGR 202) Spring 2011
  • Transport Processes ( ENVE 312) Spring 2011
  • Modeling and Simulation (ENVE 313) Spring 2011
  • Measurements I (ENVE 321) Spring 2011
  • Engineering Mechanics: Statics (ENGR 201) Fall 2010
  • Fluid Mechanics (ENGR 301) Fall 2010

Theory and applications of environmental chemical kinetics. Active projects include:
1. groundwater remediation using granular iron metal
2. dissimilatory metal reducing bacteria
3. surface evolution during mineral weathering
More research interests of Joel Bandstra

Selected Publications
  • Bandstra, J.Z.; Ross, D.E.; J.; Burgos W.D.; Brantley S.L. Compendium and Synthesis of Bacterial Manganese Reduction Rates. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. In Revision.
  • Williams, J.Z.; Bandstra, J.Z.; Pollard, D.; Brantley S.L. The temperature dependence of feldspar dissolution determined using a coupled weathering – climate model for Holocene-aged loess soils. Geoderma 2010 156, 11-19.
  • Bandstra, J.Z.; Brantley, S.L. Stochastic Modeling of Surface Evolution during Mineral Dissolution. Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta. 2008, 72, 2587.
  • (DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2008.02.023)
  • Bandstra, J. Z.; Brantley, S. L. Fitting Kinetic Data for Geochemical Reactions. In: Kinetics of Water Rock Interactions; Eds. S. L. Brantley, J. D. Kubicki, and A. F. White. Springer, New York. 2008, 211-258.
  • Bandstra, J.Z.; Tratnyek, P.G. Central Limit Theorem for Chemical Kinetics in Complex Systems. J. Math. Chem. 2005, 37, 409.

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