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Gary Icopini
Senior Research Professor/Hydrogeologist


Professional Experience

2012Present, Senior Research Professor
20072012, Associate Research Professor
20052007, Assistant Research Professor, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Montana Tech of University of Montana

20032005, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

20002003, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Geological Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

19961998 and 19992000, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, Michigan State University

19941996 and 1998-1999, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, Michigan State University

19931994, Staff Hydrogeologist, Water Resources Center, Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada

19901993, Graduate Research Assistant, Water Resources Center, Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Education

Ph.D.Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Thesis:  Chromium Speciation and Mobility in Contaminated Soils, Sault Ste.

M.S.Geosciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Thesis:  Evaluation of a filter pack dewatering on VOC concentrations in a simulated low-yield monitoring well.

B.A.Geology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Thesis:  Geology in the Northwest Part of the Potomac Vall

 

Certification

OSHA 40 hour safety training course (1991) subsequent 8-hour annual refresher courses.

Radiological Worker II safety training course (2003)

 

Professional Interests

Biogeochemistry of natural waters

Biogeochemistry of human impacted waters

Pharmaceutical contamination of surface and ground waters

 

 


Outside Publications

Ellis, R.J., D.T. Long, and G.A. Icopini, 2011. Understanding partitioning of Fe, Cu, and Zn, in contaminated oxic and anoxic soils, 12th International  Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 8 - 10 September 2011, Rhodes island, Greece, in CEST2011, A-497-506.

Icopini, G.A., Boukhalfa, H., Reilly S.D., and Neu, M.P., 2009. Pu(V)/(VI) Reduction by Metal Reducing Bacteria Geobacter metallireducens GS-15 and Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75(11): 3641-3647.

Boukhalfa, H., Icopini, G.A., Reilly S.D., and Neu, M.P., 2007. Pu(IV) Reduction by Metal Reducing Bacteria Geobacter metallireducens GS15 and Shewanella oneidensis MR1, Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 73(18): 5897-5903.

Icopini, G.A., D.T. Long, R.J. Ellis, and T.L. Marsh, 2007. Intrinsic Remediation of a Chromium Contaminated Wetland by Biogeochemical Stabilization, proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Cos island, Greece.

Icopini, G.A., Boukhalfa, H., and Neu, M.P., 2007. Biological reduction of Np(V) and Np(V)-citrate by metal reducing bacteria, Environmental Science and Technology, 41(8): 2764-2769.

Conrad, C.F., H. Yasuhara, J.Z. Bandstra, G.A. Icopini, S.L. Brantley, and P.J. Heaney , 2007. Modeling the kinetics of silica nanocolloid formation and growth in aqueous solutions as a function of pH and ionic strength, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71(X): 531-542.

Icopini, G.A., Boukhalfa, H., and Neu, M.P., 2006. Environmental reduction of Tc, U, Np, and Pu by bacteria and the stability of reduction products, in Recent Advances in Actinide Science, Eds. I. May, R. Alvares, and N. Bryan, Royal Society of Chemistry, London. 

Ruebush, S.R., Icopini, G.A, Brantley, S.L., and Tien, M., 2006.  In Vitro Enzymatic reduction kinetics of mineral oxides by membrane fractions from Shewanella oneidensis MR1. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70: 56-70.

Neu, M.P., Icopini, G.A., and Boukhalfa, H., 2005. Plutonium Speciation Affected by Environmental Bacteria, Radiochimica Acta, Vol. 93(11): 705-714.

Icopini, G.A., S.L. Brantley, and P.J. Heaney, 2005.  Kinetics of Silica Oligomerization and Nanocolloid Formation as a Function of pH and Ionic Strength at 25oC. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69(2): 293-303.

Icopini, G.A., Anbar, A.D., Ruebush, S.R., Tien, M., and Brantley, S.L., 2004.  Iron isotope fractionation during microbial reduction of iron. Geology, 32(3): 205-208.

Brantley, S.L., Liermann, L.J., Guynn, R.L., Anbar, A., Icopini, G.A., and Barling, J., 2004., Fe isotopic fractionationduring mineral dissolution with and without bacteria.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 68(15): 3189-3204.

Icopini, G.A., and Long, D.T., 2002.  Speciation of Aqueous Chromium by Use of Solid Phase Extractions in the Field. Environmental Science and Technology, 36(16): 2994-2999.

Long, D.T., Icopini, G., Ganev, V., Petropoulos, E., Havezov, I., Voice, T.,Chou, K., Spassov, A., Stein, A., 2001. Geochemistry of Bulgarian Soils in Villages Affected and Not Affected by Balkan Endemic Nephropathy: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, Vol. 14: 193-196.

Pohlmann, K.F., Icopini, G.A., Rosal, C.G., and McArthur, R.D., 1994. Evaluation of sampling and field-filtration methods for the analysis of trace metals in ground water. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA/600/R-94/119, 79 pp.

Pohlmann, K.F., Icopini, G.A., and Rosal, C.G., 1995.  Evaluation of Field-Filtration Variables for Representative Samples of Trace Metals is Ground Water. in Ground Water Sampling - A Workshop Summary, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA/600/R-94/205, p. 39-42.

Selected Oral Presentations (*Presenting Author)

Icopini* G.A., S.L. Brantley, and P.J. Heaney, 2002, Kinetics of silica nanocolloid formation from supersaturated solutions, In Special Issue of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 12th Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Program with Abstracts, Vol. 69(15A), p. A351.

Icopini* G.A., J. Lack, L. Hersman, and Neu, M.P., 2005, The influence of metal reducing bacteria on plutonium and neptunium speciation, In Special Issue of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 15th Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Program with Abstracts, Vol. 66(10), p. A472.

Icopini*, G.A., and Long, D.T., 1999,  Speciation of Dissolved Metals using Solid Phase Extractions in the Field. Programs and Abstracts, Geological Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, p. 218.

Icopini*, G.A., Loconto, P.R., and Long, D.T., 1999,  Quantitative trace environmental analysis:  inorganic anions and selected organic acid anions via capillary electrophoresis with indirect photometric detection.  50th Anniversary Pittsburgh Conference, Orlando, Florida, p. 44.

Icopini*, G.A., Long, D.T., Merlin, C., and Forney, L.J., 1998,  Assessment of Chromium mobility using intact soil core microcosms.  Programs and Abstracts, Geological Society of America 1998 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, p. 255.

Icopini*, G.A., Long, D.T., Ellis, R.J., and Forney, L.J., 1998,  Chromium speciation and mobility in a wetland environment.  Programs and Abstracts, 5th Symposium, Michigan: Its Geology and Geologic Resources, Geological Survey Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Michigan Basin Geological Society, p. 12.

Icopini*, G.A., Long, D.T., Ellis, R.J., and Forney, L.J., 1997,  Chromium speciation in soils: Implications for Biostabilization. Programs and Abstracts, Geological Society of America 1997 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 408.

Long D.T., G. Icopini*, R. Ellis, T. Marsh, C. Merlin, H. Thacker, and L. Forney, 2001, (Invited) Chromium Mobility, DOC, and Microbiological Populations, In Eleventh Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Abstract #3582, LPI Contribution No. 1088, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Selected Poster Presentations

Ellis, R.J., D.T. Long*, and G.A. Icopini, 2012 Understanding partitioning of Fe, Cu, and Zn, in oxic and anoxic soils, 2012 GeologicalSociety of America Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p.340.

Timmer* J., and Icopini, G.A., 2010, Screening for Organic Wastewater Chemicals in the Groundwater of Summit Valley, Montana, Montana AWRA Annual Conference Proceedings, pp 43.

Icopini, G.A., English, A., and Crone, T., 2009, Assessment Of Pharmaceuticals And Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals In The Groundwater Of Gallatin County, Montana, Montana AWRA Annual Conference Proceedings, pp 45-46.

English, A., Crone, T., and Icopini, G.A., 2009, Assessment Of Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products, And Endocrine Disrupting Compounds In Raw And Treated Wastewaters In Gallatin County, Montana, Montana AWRA Annual Conference Proceedings, pp 43.

Crone, T., English, A., and Icopini, G.A., 2009, Assessment And Distribution Of Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products, And Endocrine Disrupting Compounds In Surface Waters In The Gallatin Valley, Gallatin County, Montana, Montana AWRA Annual Conference Proceedings, pp 41.

Icopini* G.A., 2007, Screening for pharmaceuticals and endocrine-disrupting chemicals In Montana ground water, Proceedings of the 24th Annual Montana Water Conference, Montana Section of the American Water Resources Association, Lewistown, MT, Oct. 2007.

Icopini* G.A., J. Lack, L. Hersman, and Neu, M.P., 2005, The influence of metal reducing bacteria on plutonium and neptunium speciation, In Special Issue of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 15th Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Program with Abstracts, Vol. 66(10), p. A472.

Icopini* G.A., S.L. Brantley, S. Ruebush, M. Tien, and T.D. Bullen, 2002, Iron Fractionation During Microbial Reduction of Iron, Eos Trans. AGU, 83(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B11A-0706.

Icopini* G.A., P.J. Heaney, N.P. Mellott, S.L. Brantley, and D.M. Yates, 2001, Sizing Silica Nanocolloids: A Comparison of Gel Filtration Chromatography with Diffraction and Imaging Methods, In Eleventh Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Abstract #3588, LPI Contribution No. 1088, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Long D.T., G. Icopini*, R. Ellis, T. Marsh, C. Merlin, H. Thacker, and L. Forney, 2001, (Invited) Chromium Mobility, DOC, and Microbiological Populations, In Eleventh Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Abstract #3582, LPI Contribution No. 1088, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Icopini*, G.A., Gruhl, W., Gardner, J., Tien, M.,  and and Brantley, S.L., 2000,  Preliminary investigations of membrane bound Fe(III) reductase and siderophore electron transport processes.  Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Fall Meeting.

Icopini*, G.A., and Long, D.T., 1999, Speciation of Dissolved Metals using Solid Phase Extractions in the Field. Programs and Abstracts, Geological Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, p. 218.

Icopini*, G.A., Loconto, P.R., and Long, D.T., 1999, Quantitative trace environmental analysis: inorganic anions and selected organic acid anions via capillary electrophoresis with indirect photometric detection. 50th Anniversary Pittsburgh Conference, Orlando, Florida, p. 44.

Icopini*, G.A., Long, D.T., Merlin, C., and Forney, L.J., 1998, Assessment of Chromium mobility using intact soil core microcosms. Programs and Abstracts, Geological Society of America 1998 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, p. 255.

Icopini*, G.A., Long, D.T., Ellis, R.J., and Forney, L.J., 1998, Chromium speciation and mobility in a wetland environment. Programs and Abstracts, 5th Symposium, Michigan: Its Geology and Geologic Resources, Geological Survey Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Michigan Basin Geological Society, p. 12.

Icopini*, G.A., Long, D.T., Ellis, R.J., and Forney, L.J., 1997, Chromium speciation in soils: Implications for Biostabilization. Programs and Abstracts, Geological Society of America 1997 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 408.

Icopini*, G.A., Ellis, R.J., Long, D.T., Eisenreich, S.J., Swackhammer, D.L. and Sitarz, W., 1996,  Vertical profiles of iron, manganese, arsenic and cobalt concentrations in Great Lakes sediments.  Program and Abstracts, 19th Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop, Purdue University.

Icopini*, G.A., Long, D.T., Ellis, R.J., Eisenreich, S.J., and Swackhammer, D.L., 1996,  Vertical profiles of cobalt concentrations in sediments of the Great Lakes.  Program and Abstracts, 39th Conference, International Association for Great Lakes Research, p. 129.