Matthew F. Kirk

Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Email:, Office: 785-532-2616

Teaching and research: Matt joined the department in 2013. He teaches introductory geology, geomicrobiology, and geochemical modeling. His research primarily focuses on subsurface biogeochemistry related to energy and water quality questions. Current studies in his laboratory include efforts to better understand how variation in carbon dioxide levels affects microbial activity in the subsurface, controls on arsenic mobility in freshwater aquifers, and factors that influence biogenic natural gas formation in unconventional natural gas reservoirs.

More information is available on Matt's personal website.

Dr. Kirk