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PhD, Stanford University
MS, Yale University
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Kimberly Parker

Assistant Professor


Professor Parker studies organic chemical reactions in natural and engineered environmental systems. Her research has contributed mechanistic insight into photochemical processes in the coastal environment, advanced drinking water treatment processes, and the impact of salt from hydraulic fracturing operations or seawater intrusion on drinking water quality in affected communities.

Currently, Professor Parker employs her expertise in environmental organic chemistry to investigate fundamental processes governing large-scale challenges in water quality and agriculture. Her research has been selected to receive Environmental Science & Technology’s Best Science Paper of the Year (2016) and the Paul V. Roberts/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.


Professor Parker earned her PhD at Stanford University, where she was supported by the Abel Wolman Fellowship (American Water Works Association), the Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship (from Stanford for excellence in teaching), and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She was then awarded a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (European Commission) to conduct research at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) prior to joining the faculty at Washington University.

environmental organic chemistry in natural & engineered systems