Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences
My research aims to link environmental geochemistry and isotope hydrology in order to trace the sources and mechanisms of water contamination and relationships with human health. Current research includes global changes of the chemical and isotopic compositions of water resources due to human intervention and contamination, salinization of water resources in the Middle East and Northern Africa, naturally occurring contaminants (arsenic, fluoride, boron) and radioactivity in water resources, the impact of coal combustion residues on the environment, and the impact of gas drilling and hydro-fracking on the quality of shallow groundwater.
- Ph.D., Australian National University (Australia) 1990
- M.S., Hebrew University 1986
- B.S., Hebrew University 1984
Merola, R. B., J. Kravchenko, T. Rango, and A. Vengosh. “Arsenic exposure of rural populations from the Rift Valley of Ethiopia as monitored by keratin in toenails.” Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 24, no. 2 (2014): 121–26.
Lgourna, Z., N. Warner, L. Bouchaou, S. Boutaleb, M. Hssaisoune, T. Tagma, N. Ettayfi, and A. Vengosh. “Elucidating the sources and mechanisms of groundwater salinization in the Ziz Basin of southeastern Morocco.” Environmental Earth Sciences 73, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 77–93. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-014-3396-1. Full Text
Liu, Yu-Ting, Tsan-Yao Chen, William Greer Mackebee, Laura Ruhl, Avner Vengosh, and Heileen Hsu-Kim. “Selenium speciation in coal ash spilled at the Tennessee Valley Authority Kingston site.” Environmental Science & Technology 47, no. 24 (December 4, 2013): 14001–9. https://doi.org/10.1021/es4041557. Full Text
Foster, G. L., B. Hönisch, G. Paris, G. S. Dwyer, J. W. B. Rae, T. Elliott, J. O. Gaillardet, N. G. Hemming, P. Louvat, and A. Vengosh. “Interlaboratory comparison of boron isotope analyses of boric acid, seawater and marine CaCO3 by MC-ICPMS and NTIMS.” Chemical Geology 358 (November 4, 2013): 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.08.027. Full Text
Vinson, D. S., T. Tagma, L. Bouchaou, G. S. Dwyer, N. R. Warner, and A. Vengosh. “Occurrence and mobilization of radium in fresh to saline coastal groundwater inferred from geochemical and isotopic tracers (Sr, S, O, H, Ra, Rn).” Applied Geochemistry 38 (November 1, 2013): 161–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2013.09.004. Full Text
Vengosh, A. “Salinization and Saline Environments” 11 (November 1, 2013): 325–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-095975-7.00909-8. Full Text
Warner, Nathaniel R., Cidney A. Christie, Robert B. Jackson, and Avner Vengosh. “Impacts of shale gas wastewater disposal on water quality in western Pennsylvania.” Environmental Science & Technology 47, no. 20 (October 2, 2013): 11849–57. https://doi.org/10.1021/es402165b. Full Text Open Access Copy
Rango, Tewodros, Avner Vengosh, Gary Dwyer, and Gianluca Bianchini. “Mobilization of arsenic and other naturally occurring contaminants in groundwater of the Main Ethiopian Rift aquifers.” Water Research 47, no. 15 (October 2013): 5801–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2013.07.002. Full Text
Vengosh, Avner, T Ty Lindberg, Brittany R. Merola, Laura Ruhl, Nathaniel R. Warner, Alissa White, Gary S. Dwyer, and Richard T. Di Giulio. “Isotopic imprints of mountaintop mining contaminants.” Environmental Science & Technology 47, no. 17 (September 2013): 10041–48. https://doi.org/10.1021/es4012959. Full Text Open Access Copy
Warner, N. R., T. M. Kresse, P. D. Hays, A. Down, J. D. Karr, R. B. Jackson, and A. Vengosh. “Geochemical and isotopic variations in shallow groundwater in areas of the Fayetteville Shale development, north-central Arkansas.” Applied Geochemistry 35 (August 1, 2013): 207–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2013.04.013. Full Text