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Department of Geology


Matthew F. Kirk

Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Email: mfkirk@ksu.edu, Office: 785-532-2616

Matt joined the department in 2013. He teaches introductory geology, geomicrobiology, and geochemical modeling. His research uses tools and concepts from geochemistry and microbiology to examine questions related to water quality and energy. Current projects in his group include efforts to better understand impacts of agricultural contamination on High Plains aquifer groundwater, environmental factors that influence interactions of aquifer microbes, controls on arsenic mobility in groundwater, and factors that influence biological formation of natural gas in unconventional reservoirs. Matt represents the department as an at-large member of the management board for the South-Central Section of the Geological Society of America.

Information about Matt's research publications is available here.

More information is available on Matt's personal website.

Dr. Kirk