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Christopher Gorski

Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

231F Sackett Building

cag981@psu.edu

814-865-5673

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Environmental Engineering

Interest Areas:

Environmental Redox Chemistry

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Purdue University, 2005
  • Ph D, Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 2009
  • Post-Doc, Environmental Chemistry, Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, 2012

Publications

Book, Chapter

  • Christopher Gorski and Michelle M. Scherer, 2011, Fe2+ Sorption at the Fe Oxide-Water Interface: A Revised Conceptual Framework, pp. 315-343

Journal Article

  • Mohammad Rahimi, Taeyoung Kim, Christopher Gorski and Bruce E Logan, 2018, "A thermally regenerative ammonia battery with carbon-silver electrodes for converting low-grade waste heat to electricity", Journal of Power Sources, 373, pp. 95-102
  • Mohammad Rahimi, Anthony P Straub, Fang Zhang, Xiuping Zhu, Menachem Elimelech, Christopher Gorski and Bruce E Logan, 2018, "Emerging electrochemical and membrane-based systems to convert low-grade heat to electricity", Energy & Environmental Science, 11, (2)
  • Zhen Yan, Prachi Joshi, Christopher Gorski and James G Ferry, 2018, "A biochemical framework for anaerobic oxidation of methane driven by Fe (III)-dependent respiration", Nature communications, 9, pp. 1642
  • Taeyoung Kim, Christopher Gorski and Bruce E Logan, 2018, "Ammonium Removal from Domestic Wastewater Using Selective Battery Electrodes", Environmental Science & Technology Letters, In Press
  • Sydney M Stewart, Thomas B Hofstetter, Prachi Joshi and Christopher Gorski, 2018, "Linking Thermodynamics to Pollutant Reduction Kinetics by Fe2+ Bound to Iron Oxides", Environmental science & technology, 52, (10), pp. 5600--5609
  • Taeyoung Kim, Christopher Gorski and Bruce E Logan, 2018, "Ammonium Removal from Domestic Wastewater Using Selective Battery Electrodes", Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 5, (9), pp. 578--583
  • Piyali Chanda, Christopher Gorski, Rosie L Oakes and Matthew Fantle, 2018, "Low temperature stable mineral recrystallization of foraminiferal tests and implications for the fidelity of geochemical proxies", Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 506, pp. 428-440
  • Mohammad Rahimi, Liang Zhu, Kelly L Kowalski, Xiuping Zhu, Christopher Gorski, Michael A Hickner and Bruce E Logan, 2017, "Improved electrical power production of thermally regenerative batteries using a poly (phenylene oxide) based anion exchange membrane", Journal of Power Sources, 342, pp. 956–963
  • Mohammad Rahimi, Zachary Schoener, Xiuping Zhu, Fang Zhang, Christopher Gorski and Bruce E Logan, 2017, "Removal of copper from water using a thermally regenerative electrodeposition battery", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 322, pp. 551–556
  • Christopher Gorski and Matthew Fantle, 2017, "Stable mineral recrystallization in low temperature aqueous systems: A critical review", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 198, pp. 439–465
  • T Wu, AM Griffin, Christopher Gorski and ES Shelobolina1and EE Roden, 2017, "Interaction Between Microbial Reduction of Fe(III) Oxides And Fe(III) Phyllosilicates 2: Studies with Natural Sediments", Geomicrobiology Journal, 34, (3), pp. 231-241
  • Taeyoung Kim, Bruce E Logan and Christopher Gorski, 2017, "A pH-Gradient Flow Cell for Converting Waste CO2 into Electricity", Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 4, (2), pp. 49–53
  • Mohammad Rahimi, Adriana D’Angelo, Christopher Gorski, Onofrio Scialdone and Bruce E Logan, 2017, "Electrical power production from low-grade waste heat using a thermally regenerative ethylenediamine battery", Journal of Power Sources, 351, pp. 45–50
  • Taeyoung Kim, Bruce E Logan and Christopher Gorski, 2017, "High power densities created from salinity differences by combining electrode and Donnan potentials in a concentration flow cell", Energy & Environmental Science, 10, (4), pp. 1003–1012
  • Xiuping Zhu, Taeyoung Kim, Mohammad Rahimi, Christopher Gorski and Bruce E Logan, 2017, "Integrating Reverse-Electrodialysis Stacks with Flow Batteries for Improved Energy Recovery from Salinity Gradients and Energy Storage", ChemSusChem, 10, (4), pp. 797–803
  • Michael V Schaefer, Xinxin Guo, Yiqun Gan, Shawn G Benner, Aron M Griffin, Christopher Gorski, Yanxin Wang and Scott Fendorf, 2017, "Redox controls on arsenic enrichment and release from aquifer sediments in central Yangtze River Basin", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 204, pp. 104–119
  • Boya Xiong, Zachary Miller, Selina Roman-White, Travis L Tasker, Benjamin Farina, Bethany Piechowicz, Prachi Joshi, Liang Zhu, Christopher Gorski, William D Burgos, others and Manish Kumar, 2017, "Chemical Degradation of Polyacrylamide during Hydraulic Fracturing", Environmental science & technology, 52, (1), pp. 327-336
  • Tao Wu, AM Griffin, Christopher Gorski, ES Shelobolina, Huifang Xu, Ravi K Kukkadapu and Eirc E Roden, 2017, "Interactions between Fe (III)-oxides and Fe (III)-phyllosilicates during microbial reduction 2: Natural subsurface sediments", Geomicrobiology Journal, 34, (3), pp. 231-241
  • Taeyoung Kim, Christopher Gorski and Bruce E Logan, 2017, "Low energy desalination using battery electrode deionization", Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 4, (10), pp. 444-449
  • Meret Aeppli, Andreas Voegelin, Christopher Gorski, Thomas B Hofstetter and Michael Sander, 2017, "Mediated electrochemical reduction of iron (oxyhydr-) oxides under defined thermodynamic boundary conditions", Environmental science & technology, 52, (2)
  • Prachi Joshi, Matthew Fantle, Philip Larese-Casanova and Christopher Gorski, 2017, "Susceptibility of Goethite to Fe2+-Catalyzed Recrystallization over Time", Environmental science & technology, 51, (20), pp. 11681--11691
  • Xiuping Zhu, Mohammad Rahimi, Christopher Gorski and Bruce E Logan, 2016, "A Thermally-Regenerative Ammonia-Based Flow Battery for Electrical Energy Recovery from Waste Heat", ChemSusChem, 9, pp. 873–879
  • Prachi Joshi and Christopher Gorski, 2016, "Anisotropic Morphological Changes in Goethite during Fe2+-Catalyzed Recrystallization", Environmental Science & Technology, 50, (14), pp. 7315–7324
  • Taeyoung Kim, Mohammad Rahimi, Bruce E Logan and Christopher Gorski, 2016, "Evaluating Battery-like Reactions to Harvest Energy from Salinity Differences using Ammonium Bicarbonate Salt Solutions", ChemSusChem, 9, (9), pp. 981–988
  • Abhishek Kar, Michael McEldrew, Robert F Stout, Benjamin E Mays, Aditya Khair, Darrell Velegol and Christopher Gorski, 2016, "Self-Generated Electrokinetic Fluid Flows during Pseudomorphic Mineral Replacement Reactions", Langmuir, 32, pp. 5233–5240
  • Elizabeth J Tomaszewski, S Sarah Cronk, Christopher Gorski and Matthew Ginder-Vogel, 2016, "The role of dissolved Fe (II) concentration in the mineralogical evolution of Fe (hydr) oxides during redox cycling", Chemical Geology, 438, pp. 163–170
  • Christopher Gorski, Rebecca Edwards, Michael Sander, Thomas B Hofstetter and Sydney M Stewart, 2016, "Thermodynamic Characterization of Iron Oxide–Aqueous Fe2+ Redox Couples", Environmental Science & Technology, 50, (16), pp. 8538–8547
  • Taeyoung Kim, Mohammad Rahimi, Bruce E Logan and Christopher Gorski, 2016, "Harvesting energy from salinity differences using battery electrodes in a concentration flow cell", Environmental Science & Technology, 50, pp. 9791–9797
  • T. Wu, R.K. Kukkadapu, A.M. Griffin, Christopher Gorski, H. Konishi, H. Xu and E.E. Roden, 2016, "Interactions between Fe(III)-oxides and Fe(III)-phyllosilicates during microbial reduction 1: Synthetic sediments", Geomicrobiology Journal, 33, pp. 793-806
  • Michael Sander, Thomas B. Hofstetter and Christopher Gorski, 2015, "Electrochemical Analyses of Redox-Active Iron Minerals: A Review of Nonmediated and Mediated Approaches", Environmental Science & Technology, 49, (10), pp. 5862-5878
  • Fubo Luan, Yan Liu, Aron M. Griffin, Christopher Gorski and William D Burgos, 2015, "Iron(III)-Bearing Clay Minerals Enhance Bioreduction of Nitrobenzene by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32", Environmental Science & Technology, 49, (3), pp. 1418-1426
  • Fubo Luan, Christopher Gorski and William D Burgos, 2015, "Linear Free Energy Relationships for the Biotic and Abiotic Reduction of Nitroaromatic Compounds", Environmental Science & Technology, 49, pp. 3557-3565
  • Daniela Soltermann, Maria Marques Fernandes, Bart Baeyens, Rainer Daehn, Prachi A. Joshi, Andreas C. Scheinost and Christopher Gorski, 2014, "Fe(II) Uptake on Natural Montmorillonites. I. Macroscopic and Spectroscopic Characterization", Environmental Science & Technology, 48, (15), pp. 8688-8697
  • Fubo Luan, Christopher Gorski and William D Burgos, 2014, "Thermodynamic Controls on the Microbial Reduction of Iron-Bearing Nontronite and Uranium", Environmental Science & Technology, 48, pp. 2750-2758
  • Edward J O’Loughlin, Maxim I Boyanov, Theodore M Flynn, Christopher Gorski, Scott M Hofmann, Michael L McCormick, Michelle M Scherer and Kenneth M Kemner, 2013, "Effects of bound phosphate on the bioreduction of Lepidocrocite ($?$-FeOOH) and Maghemite ($?$-Fe2O3) and formation of secondary minerals!!!", Environmental science & technology, 47, (16), pp. 9157–9166
  • Christopher Gorski, Laura E. Kluepfel, Andreas Voegelin, Michael Sander and Thomas B. Hofstetter, 2013, "Redox Properties of Structural Fe in Clay Minerals: 3. Relationships between Smectite Redox and Structural Properties", Environmental Science & Technology, 47, (23), pp. 13477-13485
  • Kristina I Lilova, Carolyn I Pearce, Christopher Gorski, Kevin M Rosso and Alexandra Navrotsky, 2012, "Thermodynamics of the magnetite-ulvöspinel (Fe3O4-Fe2TiO4) solid solution", American Mineralogist, 97, pp. 1330–1338
  • Haihan Chen, Alexander Laskin, Jonas Baltrusaitis, Christopher Gorski, Michelle M. Scherer and Vicki H. Grassian, 2012, "Coal Fly Ash as a Source of Iron in Atmospheric Dust", Environmental Science & Technology, 46, (4), pp. 2112-2120
  • Christopher Gorski, Robert M. Handler, Brian L. Beard, Timothy Pasakarnis, Clark M. Johnson and Michelle M. Scherer, 2012, "Fe Atom Exchange between Aqueous Fe2+ and Magnetite", Environmental Science & Technology, 46, (22), pp. 12399-12407
  • Drew E. Latta, Christopher Gorski and Michelle M. Scherer, 2012, "Influence of Fe2+-catalysed iron oxide recrystallization on metal cycling", Biochemical Society Transactions, 40, pp. 1191-1197
  • Drew E. Latta, Christopher Gorski, Maxim I. Boyanov, Edward J. O’Loughlin, Kenneth M. Kemner and Michelle M. Scherer, 2012, "Influence of Magnetite Stoichiometry on U-VI Reduction", Environmental Science & Technology, 46, (2), pp. 778-786
  • Christopher Gorski, Michael Aeschbacher, Daniela Soltermann, Andreas Voegelin, Bart Baeyens, Maria Marques Fernandes, Thomas B. Hofstetter and Michael Sander, 2012, "Redox Properties of Structural Fe in Clay Minerals. 1. Electrochemical Quantification of Electron-Donating and -Accepting Capacities of Smectites", Environmental Science & Technology, 46, (17), pp. 9360-9368
  • Christopher Gorski, Laura Kluepfel, Andreas Voegelin, Michael Sander and Thomas B. Hofstetter, 2012, "Redox Properties of Structural Fe in Clay Minerals. 2. Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Characterization of Electron Transfer Irreversibility in Ferruginous Smectite, SWa-1", Environmental Science & Technology, 46, pp. 9369-9377
  • C. I. Pearce, O. Qafoku, J. Liu, E. Arenholz, S. M. Heald, R. K. Kukkadapu, Christopher Gorski, C. M. B. Henderson and K. M. Rosso, 2012, "Synthesis and properties of titanomagnetite (Fe3-xTixO4) nanoparticles: A tunable solid-state Fe(II/III) redox system", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 387, pp. 24-38
  • Christopher Gorski, Michael Sander, Michael Aeschbacher and Thomas B. Hofstetter, 2011, "Assessing the redox properties of iron-bearing clay minerals using homogeneous electrocatalysis", Applied Geochemistry, 26, pp. S191-S193
  • Michael V. Schaefer, Christopher Gorski and Michelle M. Scherer, 2011, "Spectroscopic Evidence for Interfacial Fe(II)-Fe(III) Electron Transfer in a Clay Mineral", Environmental Science & Technology, 45, pp. 540-545
  • Drew E Latta, Christopher Gorski, Maxim I Boyanov, Edward J O’Loughlin, Kenneth M Kemner and Michelle M Scherer, 2011, "Influence of magnetite stoichiometry on UVI reduction", Environmental science & technology, 46, pp. 778–786
  • Kevin M. Rosso, Svetlana V. Yanina, Christopher Gorski, Philip Larese-Casanova and Michelle M. Scherer, 2010, "Connecting Observations of Hematite (a-Fe2O3) Growth Catalyzed by Fe(II)", Environmental Science & Technology, 44, pp. 61-67
  • Christopher Gorski and Michelle M. Scherer, 2010, "Determination of nanoparticulate magnetite stoichiometry by Mossbauer spectroscopy, acidic dissolution, and powder X-ray diffraction: A critical review", American Mineralogist, 95, (7), pp. 1017-1026
  • Edward J. O’Loughlin, Christopher Gorski, Michelle M. Scherer, Maxim I. Boyanov and Kenneth M. Kemner, 2010, "Effects of Oxyanions, Natural Organic Matter, and Bacterial Cell Numbers on the Bioreduction of Lepidocrocite (gamma-FeOOH) and the Formation of Secondary Mineralization Products", Environmental Science & Technology, 44, (12), pp. 4570-4576
  • Christopher Gorski, James T. Nurmi, Paul G. Tratnyek, Thomas B. Hofstetter and Michelle M. Scherer, 2010, "Redox Behavior of Magnetite: Implications for Contaminant Reduction", Environmental Science & Technology, 44, (1), pp. 55-60
  • Christopher Gorski and Michelle M Scherer, 2009, "Influence of magnetite stoichiometry on FeII uptake and nitrobenzene reduction", Environmental science & technology, 43, (10), pp. 3675–3680

Technical Report

  • Th B Hofstetter, Y Sosedova, Christopher Gorski, A Voegelin and M Sander, 2014, "Redox properties of iron-bearing clays and MX-80 bentonite-electrochemical and spectroscopic characterization"

Research Projects

  • January 2015 - December 2015, "EAGER: SusChem: Enhanced electricity production from engineered salinity gradients using capacitive mixing," (Sponsor: NSF - Environmental Engineering).
  • September 2012 - April 2014, "Utilize Observations from Analog Sites and Case Studies to Confirm Key Aspects of System Behavior and/or Methodology," (Sponsor: Department of Energy: National Energy Technology Laboratory).

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