Department of Environmental Science,

Policy and Management

Environmental Geochemistry @Cal



Subramanian, N., Whittaker, M.L., Ophus, C. and Lammers, L.N. (2020) Structural Implications of Interfacial Hydrogen Bonding in Hydrated Wyoming-Montmorillonite Clay. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.


Druhan, J.L., Lammers, L. and Fantle, M.S. (2020) On the utility of quantitative modeling to the interpretation of Ca isotopes. Chemical Geology, 119469.


Lammers, L.N., Kulasinski, K., Zarzycki, P. and DePaolo, D.J. (2020) Molecular simulations of kinetic stable calcium isotope fractionation at the calcite-aqueous interface. Chemical Geology 532.


Chang, E., Brewer, A.W., Park, D.M., Jiao, Y. and Lammers, L.N. (2020) Surface complexation model of rare earth element adsorption onto bacterial surfaces with lanthanide binding tags. Applied Geochemistry 112,  104478.


He, J., Ju, Y., Lammers, L., Kulasinski, K. and Zheng, L. (2019) Tortuosity of kerogen pore structure to gas diffusion at molecular-and nano-scales: A molecular dynamics simulation. Chemical Engineering Science 215, 115460.


Brewer, A., Chang, E., Park, D.M., Kou, T., Li, Y., Lammers, L.N. and Jiao, Y. (2019) Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Geothermal Fluids through Bacterial Cell Surface Adsorption. Environmental Science & Technology 53, 7714-7723.


Brewer, A., Dohnalkova, A., Shutthanandan, V., Kovarik, L., Chang, E., Sawvel, A.M., Mason, H.E., Reed, D., Ye, C., Hynes, W.F., Lammers, L.N., Park, D.M. and Jiao, Y. (2019) Microbe Encapsulation for Selective Rare-Earth Recovery from Electronic Waste Leachates. Environmental Science & Technology 53, 13888-13897.


Whittaker, M.L., Lammers, L.N., Carrero, S., Gilbert, B. and Banfield, J.F. (2019) Ion exchange selectivity in clay is controlled by nanoscale chemical–mechanical coupling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116, 22052-22057.


Prus, M., Szymanek, K., Mills, J., Lammers, L.N., Piasecki, W., Kedra-Królik, K. and Zarzycki, P. (2019) Electrophoretic and Potentiometric Signatures of Multistage CaCO3 Nucleation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 544, p. 249-256. 10.1016/j.jcis.2019.03.002


Lammers, L. N. & Mitnick, E. (2019) Magnesian calcite solid solution thermodynamics inferred from authigenic deep-sea carbonate. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 248, p. 343-355. 10.1016/j.gca.2019.01.006


He, J., Ju, Y., Kulasinski, K., Zheng, L. and Lammers, L. N. (2019) Molecular dynamics simulation of methane transport in confined organic nanopores with high relative roughness. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 62, p. 202-213. 10.1016/j.jngse.2018.12.010


Schilling, K., Brown, S.T. and Lammers, L.N. (2018) Mineralogical, nanostructural, and Ca isotopic evidence for non-classical calcium phosphate mineralization at circum-neutral pH. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 241, 255-271. 10.1016/j.gca.2018.08.019


Mitnick, E.H., Lammers, L.N., Zhang, S., Zaretskiy, Y. and DePaolo, D.J. (2018) Authigenic carbonate formation rates in marine sediments and implications for the marine δ 13 C record. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 495, 135-145. 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.05.018


Oerter, E., Mills, J., Maurer, G., Lammers, L. N. and Amundson, R. (2018) Greenhouse gas production and transport in desert soils of the southwestern United States. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32, p. 1-15. 10.1029/2018GB006035


Okumura, M., Kerisit, S., Bourg, I. C., Lammers, L. N., Ikeda, T., Sassi, M., Rosso, K. M. and Machida, M. (2018) Radiocesium interaction with clay minerals: Theory and simulation advances post–Fukushima. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 189, p. 135-145. 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2018.03.011


Schaettle, K., Ruiz Pestana, L., Head-Gordon, T., & Lammers, L. N. (2018) A structural coarse-grained model for clays using simple iterative Boltzmann inversion. The Journal of Chemical Physics. 148(22), 222809. 10.1063/1.5011817


Ruiz Pestana, L., Minnetian, N., Lammers, L. N., & Head-Gordon, T. (2018) Dynamical inversion of the energy landscape promotes non-equilibrium self-assembly of binary mixtures. Chemical Science. 9, p. 1640-1646. 10.1039/C7SC03524A


Cao, B., Stack, A. G., Steefel, C. I., DePaolo, D. J., Lammers, L. N., & Hu, Y. (2018) Investigating calcite growth rates using a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 222, p. 269-283. 10.1016/j.gca.2017.10.020


Jin, H., Park, D. M., Gupta, M., Brewer, A. W., Ho, L., Singer, S. L., Bourcier, S. W., Woods, S., Reed, D. W., Lammers, L. N., Sutherland, J. W. & Jiao, Y. (2017) Techno-economic Assessment for Integrating Biosorption into Rare Earth Recovery Process. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5(11), p. 10148-10155. 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02147


Park, D. M., Brewer, A., Reed, D. W., Lammers, L. N., & Jiao, Y. (2017). Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Low-Grade Feedstock Leachates Using Engineered Bacteria. Environmental Science & Technology. 51(22), p. 13471-13480.


Lammers, L.N., Rasmussen, H., Adilman, D., deLemos, J., Zeeb, P., Larson, D.G. & Quicksall, A.N. (2017) Groundwater uranium stabilization by a metastable hydroxyapatite. Applied Geochemistry. 84, p. 105-113.


Ruiz Pestana, L., Kolluri, K., Head-Gordon, T. & Lammers, L. N. (2017) Direct exchange mechanism for interlayer ions in non-swelling clays. Environmental Science & Technology. 51, p. 393-400.


Lammers, L. N., Bourg, I. C., Okumura, M., Kolluri, K., Sposito, G. & Machida, M. (2017) Molecular dynamics simulations of cesium adsorption on illite nanoparticles. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 490, p. 608-620.


Myers, R., Geng, G., Li, J., Rodriguez, E., Ha, J., Kidkhunthod, P., Sposito, G., Lammers, L. N., Kirchheim, A.P. & Monteiro, P.J.M. (2016) Role of adsorption phenomena in cubic tricalcium aluminate dissolution. Langmuir. 33, p. 45-55. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03474.


Maher, K., Johnson, N.C., Jackson, A., Lammers, L.N., Torchinsky, A.B., Weaver, K.L., Bird, D.K. & Brown, G.E. Jr. (2016) A spatially resolved surface kinetic model for forsterite dissolution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 174, p. 313-334.


Lammers, L.N., Brown, G.E. Jr., Bird, D.K., Thomas, R.B., Johnson, N.C., Rosenbauer, R.J. & Maher, K. (2015) Sedimentary reservoir oxidation during geologic CO2 sequestration. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 155, p. 30-46.


Watkins, J.M., Nielsen, L.C., Ryerson, F.J. & DePaolo, D.J. (2013) The influence of kinetics on the oxygen isotope composition of calcium carbonate. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 375, p. 349-360.


Nielsen, L.C. & DePaolo, D.J. (2013) Ca isotope fractionation in a high-alkalinity lake system: Mono Lake, California. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 118, p. 276-294.


Nielsen, L.C., DeYoreo, J.J.  & DePaolo, D.J. (2013) General model for calcite growth kinetics in the presence of impurity ions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 115, p. 100-114.


Nielsen, L.C., Bourg, I.C. & Sposito, G. (2012) Predicting CO2-water interfacial tension under pressure and temperature conditions of geologic CO2 storage. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 81, p. 28-38.


Nielsen, L.C., DePaolo D.J. & DeYoreo, J.J. (2012) Self-consistent ion-by-ion growth model for kinetic isotope fractionation during calcite precipitation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 86, p. 166-181.


Nielsen, L.C., Druhan, J., Yang, W., Brown, S. & DePaolo, D. (2011) Ca isotopes as tracers of biogeochemical processes. In Handbook of Environmental Isotope Geochemistry (ed. M. Baskaran). Springer-Verlag, New York. p. 105-124.