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Brian J. Teppen

Brian TeppenProfessor, Crop and Soil Sciences

1066 BOGUE ST ROOM 538
517-355-0271 ext. 1254

Research Interests:
Dr. Teppen's areas of expertise include soil chemistry, soil mineralogy, adsorption, clay minerals, and molecular simulation. His research interests lie in surface structures of environmentally relevant colloidal materials; adsorption mechanisms for gaseous and solution species interacting with solid phases in soils and sediments and the implications for geochemical transport and fate; and anthropogenic modification of natural surfaces to optimize adsorbents for a given purpose.

Educational Background:
University of Arkansas, B.Sc., Agronomy, 1990
University of Arkansas, Ph.D., Soil Chemistry, 1994

Selected Professional Activities:
Dr. Teppen's professional affiliations include the American Chemical Society, Clay Minerals Society, Soil Science Society of America, Phi Beta Kappa (academic excellence, member since 1977), Sigma Pi Sigma (physics honor society, member since 1977), and Sigma Xi (scientific research society, member since 1991). His honors include the first H.W. Mann Scholarship to attend the Creative Problem-Solving Institute, Buffalo, NY, 1989 (one of four recipients in the United States); the American Society of Agronomy Outstanding Senior Award in 1989; the University of Arkansas Senior Scholar (valedictorian address) in 1990. He was the president of the Arkansas Graduate Student Organization, 1991-1992, and received a University of Arkansas Graduate School Doctoral Fellowship, 1991-1994, to work on computational soil chemistry.


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Laboratory Trainees:

  • Cun Liu, Visiting Scholar, Crop and Soil Sciences