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Kimberly M Parker


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Kim has been a PhD student in the Mitch Lab since 2011. She is from Chicago, IL, and received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Yale University. Her thesis work is focused on characterizing photochemical processes in the marine and estuarine environment.

In addition to her primary thesis work, Kim is also exploring how hydraulic fracturing can impact dowstream drinking water quality in a collaborative project with Prof. Avner Vengosh at Duke University.


  1. Parker, K.M.; Mitch, W.A. Halogen radicals contribute to photo-oxidation in coastal and estuarine waters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA2016, in press. (Full Text)

  2. Harkness, J.S.; Dwyer, G.S.; Warner, N.R.; Parker, K.M.; Mitch, W.A.; Vengosh, A. Iodide, bromide, and ammonium in hydraulic fracturing and oil and gas wastewaters: environmental implications. Environ. Sci. Technol. 201549, 1955-1963.(Full Text)

  3. Parker, K.M.; Zeng, T.; Harkness, J.; Vengosh, A.; Mitch, W. A. Increased formation of disinfection by-products in shale gas wastewater-impacted surface drinking water supplies. Environmental Science & Technology 2014, DOI: 10.1021/es5028184. (Full Text)

  4. Parker, K.M.; Pignatello, J.J.; Mitch, W.A. Influence of ionic strength on triplet-state natural organic matter loss by energy transfer and electron transfer pathways. Environ. Sci. Technol2013, 47, 10987-10994. (Full Text)