Amy Wolfe, Environmental Scientist
Dr. Wolfe is a federal post-doctoral Environmental Scientist in GWERD’s Subsurface Remediation Branch. She holds a B.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Geochemical Society, the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and the Mineralogical Society of America. Her research interests are monitored natural attenuation, geologic sequestration of carbon, and hydraulic fracturing.
Dr. Wolfe’s research uses experimental research, geochemical and isotopic data to investigate rates and mechanisms of mineral–fluid interactions, as well as those in solution. These data are integrated with geochemical modeling in order to understand how contaminants are cycled, mobilized, transported, and transformed within the environment. Current areas of research include:
- Using nontraditional isotope systems, coupled with elemental chemistry, to source track (contaminated) water
- Understanding geochemistry of sulfide/oxide minerals when exposed to CO2-enriched solutions
- Integrating field and laboratory data with geochemical models to predict water quality
Liu, R. A.L. Wolfe, D.A. Dzombak, B.W. Stewart, and R.C. Capo, R.C. (2008). “Comparison of Dissolution Under Oxic Acid Drainage Conditions for Eight Sedimentary and Hydrothermal Pyrite Samples.” Environmental Geology, 56, 1: 171–182.
Liu, R., A.L. Wolfe, D.A. Dzombak, C.P. Horwitz, B.W. Stewart, and R.C. Capo. (2008). “Electrochemical Study of Hydrothermal and Sedimentary Pyrite Dissolution.” Applied Geochemistry, 23, 9: 2724–2734.
Wolfe, A.L., R. Liu, B.W. Stewart, B.W., R.C. Capo, and D.A. Dzombak. (2007). “A Method for Generating Uniform Size Segregated Pyrite Particle Fractions.” Geochemical Transactions, 8: 9.