Chad Jafvert

Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

(765) 494-2196


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 1985
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 1982
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Iowa State University, 1979

Research Summary

Dr. Jafvert's research areas include chemical speciation and distribution in engineered and natural systems, environmental photochemistry, environmental monitoring and assessment, environmental chemistry of surfactants, sediment remediation and risk assessment, and chlorine chemistry. His current research project topics include manufactured carbon nanomaterials in the aquatic environment, photochemical and fungal transformations of carbon nanotubes in the environment, and coal tar contaminated sediments.

Selected Publications

  • Hou, W.-C., L. Kong, K. A. Wepasnick, R. G. Zepp, D. H. Fairbrother, and C. T. Jafvert,, Photochemical Transformation of Aqueous C60 Clusters: Wavelength Dependency and Product Characterization??, Environ. Sci. Technol., 44:6674-6679, 2010.
  • Gall, H. E., S. A. Sassman, L. Lee, C. T. Jafvert, Hormone Discharges from a Midwest Tile-Drained Agroecosystem Receiving Animal Wastes??, Environ. Sci. Technol., 45:8755-8764, 2011.
  • Hyun, S, H. Park, M-Y. Ahn, Andrew R. Zimmerman, and C. T. Jafvert, Fluxes of PAHs from coal tar-impacted river sediment under variable seepage rates??, Chemosphere, 80:1261-1267, 2010.