William R. Roy, Ph.D.
Senior Geochemist, Geochemistry SectionSenior Geochemist
Office: Room 309, Natural Resources Building
B.S. Geology, Indiana University, 1977
M.A. Geology, Indiana University, 1980
Ph.D. Soil Physical Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985
His research areas include sequestration of carbon dioxide in geologic formations, environmental impacts of agriculture, chemical fate and transport of contaminants in soil and groundwater, coal combustion by-product management, and radioactive waste management. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois. He is a member of the Soil Science Society of America (since 1981) and the American Nuclear Society. William has been with the ISGS since 1980.
Current Professional Activities
Principal Investigator of "Protecting Drinking Water by Reducing Uncertainties Associated with Geologic Carbon Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers". Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2009 to 2012.
Co-Principal Investigator of "An Evaluation of the Carbon Sequestration Potential of the Cambro-Ordovician Strata of the Illinois and Michigan Basins". Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, 2009 to 2013.
Teaching (spring semesters) NPRE 442. Radioactive Waste Management.
Member of the ISGS Safety Committee, INRS Naturally Illinois Expo Committee, and the Nuclear Reactor Committee (NPRE).
Glessner, J.J.G. and W.R. Roy. 2009. Paleosols in Central Illinois as Potential Sources of Ammonium in Groundwater. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 29, 56-64.
Berger, P.M., W.R. Roy, and E. Mehnert. 2009. Geochemical Modeling of Carbon Sequestration, MMV, and EOR. Energy Procedia, 1: 3437-3444.
Tsui, L. and W.R. Roy. 2008. The Potential Applications of Using Compost Chars for Removing the Hydrophobic Herbicide Atrazine from Solution. Bioresource Technology, 99, 5673-5678.
Tsui, L. and W.R. Roy. 2007. The Effect of Compost Age on Atrazine Removal from Solution. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 139, 79-85.
Roy, W.R. and I.G. Krapac. 2006. Potential Soil Cleanup Objectives for Nitrogen-containing Fertilizers at Agrichemical Facilities. Soil and Sediment Contamination, 15, 241-251.
Updated 09/15/2011 SLD