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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. Tim Ginn

Tim Ginn

Professor

Office:

PACCAR 344

Phone:

(509) 335-0528

Fax:

(509) 335-7632

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1988, Purdue University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, 1985, Purdue University
  • B.S., Classics, Environmental Sciences, 1982, University of Virginia

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, WSU, 2016 – Present
  • Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis, 2001-2015
  • Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis, 1999-2001
  • Acting Associate Professor of Civil & Environ. Engineering, UC Davis, 1997-1999
  • Senior Research Scientist, Battelle Pacific Northwest National Lab, 1994-1997
  • Research Scientist, Battelle Pacific Northwest National Lab, 1991-1994
  • Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, Battelle PNNL, 1989-1991
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1988-1989

Awards

  • Outstanding Engineering Mid-Career Award, College of Engineering, UC Davis, 2010
  • Excellence in Reviewing, American Geophysical Union, 1991 and 2014

Research Interests

  • Biogeochemical reactive transport
  • Exposure time in mass balance modeling and hydrologic age
  • Colloid filtration theory and microbial transport
  • Ureolytic calcite precipitation in granular media
  • Inverse problems in hydrology
  • Horizontal gene transfer
  • Alternative fuels environmental risk assessment
  • Nonlocal transport processes and modeling

Teaching

  • Reactive transport
  • Hydrogeology
  • Probability and Statistics

Publications

  • Lu, N., A. Massoudieh, X Liang, T. Kamai, J. L. Zilles, T. H. Nguyen and T. R. Ginn, A kinetic model of gene transfer via natural transformation of Azotobacter vinelandii , Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 1(3):363-374, 2015.
  • LeBorgne, T., T. R. Ginn, and M. Dentz, Impact of Fluid Deformation on Mixing-Induced Chemical Reactions in Heterogeneous Flows, Geophysical Res. Letters, 41(22):7898–7906, 2014.
  • Sutton, P., and T. R. Ginn, Sustainable in-well vapor stripping: a design, analytical model, and pilot study for groundwater remediation, J. Contam. Hydrol., 171:32-41, 2014.
  • Nassar, M. and T. R. Ginn, Cauchy data requirement of the inverse problem of the mean age equation, Water Resources Research 50(4):3583-3588, 2014b.
  • Nassar, M. and T. R. Ginn, Cauchy data requirement of the inverse problem of the mean age equation, Water Resources Research 50(4):3583-3588, 2014b.
  • Ginn, T. R., M. K. Nassar, T. Kamai, K. Klise, V. Tidwell, and S. McKenna, On a recent solute transport laboratory experiment involving sandstone and its modeling, Water Resour. Res. 49(11):7327-7338, 2013.
  • Spycher, N.F., M. Issarangkun, B. D. Stewart, S. S. Sengör, E. Belding, T. R. Ginn, B. M. Peyton, R. K. Sani, Biogenic uraninite precipitation and its reoxidation by iron(III) (hydr)oxides: A reaction modeling approach, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75 (16), pp. 4426-4440, 2011.
  • Nelson, K. E. and T. R. Ginn, New collector efficiency equation for colloid filtration in both natural and engineered flow conditions, Water Resour. Res. 47(5) Art. W05543, 2011.
  • Barkouki, T.H., B. C. Martinez, B. M. Mortensen, T. S. Weathers, J. D. DeJong, T. R. Ginn, N. F. Spycher, R. W. Smith, Y. Fujita, Y., Forward and Inverse Biogeochemical Modeling of Microbially Induced Calcite Precipitation in Half-Meter Column Experiments, Transport in Porous Media, 90(1):23-39, 2011.
  • Ginn, T. R., Generalization of the Multirate Basis for Time-Convolution to Unequal Forward and Reverse Rates and Connection to Reactions with Memory, Water Resour. Res. 45, W12419, 2009.
  • Ginn, T. R., H. Haeri, L. Foglia, and A. Massoudieh, Notes on groundwater age in forward and inverse modeling, Transport in Porous Media,79:117-134, 2009.
  • Woolfenden L. and T.R. Ginn. Modeled Groundwater Age Distributions. Ground Water, 47(4): 547-557, 2009.
  • Massoudieh A. and T. R. Ginn, Modeling Colloid-Enhanced Contaminant Transport in Storm-water Infiltration Basin Best Management Practices, Vadose Zone J., 7(4):1215-1222, 2008.