Michael Gonsior

Photo of Michael Gonsior Associate Professor
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
146 Williams Street
Bernie Fowler Laboratory
Solomons, Maryland 20685
Email: gonsior@umces.edu
Phone: 410-326-7245

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

Aquatic biogeochemistry, analytical chemistry, disinfection by-products, photochemistry, wastewater pollutants and tracers, organic contaminants, dissolved organic matter

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Michael Gonsior is a tenured associate professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. He is a trained analytical chemists and his research is largely centered on aquatic biogeochemistry and environmental chemistry. His lab’s interest is in characterizing complex dissolved organic matter in natural and engineered systems. Dr. Gonsior has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications and was a featured scientist in the award-winning documentary “A Plastic Ocean”.


  • RWTH Aachen (GER), Pure and Applied Chemistry, 10/93 – 01/96
  • Jena University (GER), Environmental Chemistry, M.Sc. (1999)
  • Dresden University (GER), Environmental Engineering, M.Sc. (2004)
  • Otago University (NZ),  Aquatic Biogeochemistry, Ph.D  (2008)

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