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Kenneth C. Carroll

Associate Professor
Plant and Environmental Sciences
New Mexico State University


Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona Major: Hydrology and Water Resources Minor: Soil, Water, and Environmental Science M.S., Ohio University Major: Aqueous/Environmental Geochemistry B.S., Ohio University Major: Geological Sciences Professional Appointments: 2017 - Present Associate Professor: Plant & Environmental Sciences Department NMSU. 2013 - 2017 Assistant Professor: Plant & Environmental Sciences Department NMSU. 2010 - 2013 Research Scientist: Environmental Systems Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 2007 - 2010 Postdoctoral Researcher/Laboratory Manager: University of Arizona Soil, Water, & Environmental Sciences Department 2003 - 2007 Hydrogeologist and Geochemist: Water Management Consultants and Hydro Geo Chem, Inc. 1999 - 2003 Research Assistant: Soil, Water, and Environmental Science Department at University of Arizona 1997 - 1999 Teaching Assistant: Geological Sciences Department at Ohio University Interdisciplinary Degree Program in Water Science & Management: I also support the WSM graduate program, which aims to provide graduate education for addressing state, national, and international water issues, and to train the next generation of water professionals needed to meet several water resources challenges including the supply, development, quality, management, and administration of water resources. A major need exists to train the next generation of water resource researchers, educators, and managers to address these challenges, both inside and outside New Mexico. More information may be found at http://wsm.research.nmsu.edu/.

Research Interest

Advancing our understanding of water supply and water quality in arid regions Development of innovative water resources, environmental-remediation, carbon-capture, and energy-production alternatives Experimental and numerical evaluation of coupled multiphase-fluid flow, biogeochemical, and mass-transfer processes


  • Dettmer*, A., R. Ball, T.B. Boving, N. Khan*, T. Schaub, N. Sudasinghe, C.A. Fernandez, and K.C. Carroll (2017) Stabilization and Prolonged Reactivity of Aqueous-Phase Ozone with Cyclodextrin. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 196:1–9.

  • M.C. Padgett, G.R. Tick, K.C. Carroll, and W.R. Burke (2017) Chemical Structure Influence on NAPL Mixture Nonideality Evolution, Rate-Limited Dissolution, and Contaminant Mass Flux. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 198:11–23.

  • Mateas, D.J., G.R. Tick, and K.C. Carroll (In Press 2017) In Situ Stabilization of NAPL Contaminant Source-Zones as a Remediation Technique to Reduce Mass Discharge and Flux to Groundwater. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology.

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