Purdue Water Community

Cliff Johnston

Contact Information

Lilly 3-464A


Cliff’s research interests are focused on the surface chemistry of natural particles and the biogeochemical processes they regulate. Much of his work is in soils; however, he is interested in the properties of natural particles found in a broad spectrum of aquatic and subsurface environments. He and his group are interested in developing an understanding of how molecules (e.g., contaminants, water, nutrients) interact with natural particles, as well as studying the particles themselves. Research in the Johnston laboratory is focused at the nano- and molecular-scales with application to larger scales.

Selected Publications

Santagata, M., A. Bobet, C. T. Johnston, and J. Hwang. 2008. One-dimensional compression behavior of a soil with high organic matter content. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 134 (1): doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2008)134:1(1)

Filley T. R., M. K. McCormick, S. E. Crow, K. Szlavecz, D. F. Whigham, C. T. Johnston, R. N. van den Heuvel (2008), Comparison of the chemical alteration trajectory of Liriodendron tulipifera L. leaf litter among forests with different earthworm abundance. Journal of Geophysical Research 113, G01027, doi:10.1029/2007JG000542.

Pereira, T. R., D. A. Laird, M. L. Thompson, C. T. Johnston, B. J. Teppen, H. Li, and S. A. Boyd. 2008. Role of smectite quasicrystal dynamics in adsorption of dinitrophenol. Soil Science Society of Amercia Journal 72: 347-354.

Wait, I. W., C. T. Johnston and E. R. Blatchley III. 2007. The influence of oxidation reduction potential and water treatment processes on quartz lamp sleeve fouling in ultraviolet disinfection reactors. Water Research 41 (11): 2427-2436

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