Department of Environmental Science,

Policy and Management



Mitnick, E. M., Lammers, L. N., Zhang, S., Zaretskiy, Y., and DePaolo, D. (2018) Authigenic carbonate formation rates in marine sediments and implications for the marine δ13C record. 495, p. 135-145. 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.05.018


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., Brewer, A., Reed, D., Hageman, P., Lammers, L.N., Jiao, Y. (2017) Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Low-Grade Feedstock Leachates using Engineered Bacteria. Environmental Science & Technology. DOI 10.1021/acs.est.7b02414.


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


Ruiz Pestana, L. R., 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. DOI 10.1021/acs.est.6b04747.


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. DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.11.084.


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. DOI 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, Laura N., G.E. Brown, Jr., D.K. Bird, R.B. Thomas, N.C. Johnson, R.J. Rosenbauer & K. Maher (2015) Sedimentary reservoir oxidation during geologic carbon 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.





Lammers, L.N. (2016) Molecular perspectives on the fate of soil radiocesium contamination: The Fukushima legacy. Geological and Environmental Science Departmental Seminar, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Invited.


Lammers, L.N. and Schilling, K. (2015) Isotopic tracers of non-classical crystallization mechanisms in hydroxyapatite. Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, CZ. Invited.


Lammers, L.N. (2015) Developing a mechanistic view of non-classical and non-ideal mineral growth processes. Contemporary Challenges in Chemical Interfaces: Joint BES Workshop. Berkeley, CA. Invited.


Lammers, L.N. (2014) Up-scaling mineral-aqueous interfacial processes that govern isotope and trace element partitioning during calcite growth. AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA.


Lammers, L.N., Adilman, D. et al. (2014) In situ immobilization of uranium in oxic groundwater via phosphate reprecipitation. Nuclear Metals Inc. Superfund Site Community Meeting hosted by the USEPA.


Nielsen, L. C. (2013) Uptake of biogeochemical tracers at mineral-fluid interfaces. Stanford GES Departmental Seminar, Stanford, CA., and U.C. Berkeley ESPM Departmental Seminar, Berkeley, CA. Invited.


Nielsen, L. C., Maher, K., Brown, G., Bird, D., Johnson, N., Thomas, B. & Rosenbauer, B. (2012) Abiotic CO2 reduction during geologic carbon sequestration facilitated by Fe(II)-bearing minerals. AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA.


DePaolo, D., Nielsen, L. C. Hofmann, A., DeYoreo, J., Gagnon, A., Watkins, J., Ryerson, R., Brown, S. & Richter, F. (2012) Isotopic and impurity element probes of mesoscale chemical dynamics at mineral fluid interfaces. AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA.


Nielsen, L. C., Bourg, I. C., & Sposito, G. (2012) Predicting CO2-water interfacial tension under geologic CO2 storage conditions. Global Climate and Energy Project Student Energy Lecture Series. Stanford, CA. Invited.


Nielsen, L., DeYoreo, J. & DePaolo, D. (2012) Thermodynamic feedbacks in kinetic trace metal-calcite solid solution formation. Goldschmidt Conference. Montreal, Canada.


Nielsen, L., DePaolo, D. & DeYoreo, J. (2011) Molecular model of kinetic isotope fractionation during surface-controlled growth of CaCO3 from aqueous solution. Goldschmidt Conference. Prague, Czech Republic.


Nielsen, L. C., Bourg, I. C. (2011) Predicting carbon dioxide-water interfacial tension under geologic CO2 storage conditions using molecular dynamics simulations. European Center of Atomic and Molecular Calculation (CECAM) Workshop: Microscopic-scale view of CO2 sequestration. Lausanne, Switzerland.


Nielsen, L. C. & DePaolo, D. J. (2010) The influence of solution stoichiometry on surface-controlled Ca isotope fractionation during Ca carbonate precipitation from Mono Lake, California. AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA.


Nielsen, L. C., Bourg, I. C. & Sposito, G. (2010) Molecular modeling of carbon dioxide-water mixtures under geologic sequestration conditions. Geological Society of America Meeting. 42(5), 346. Denver, CO.


Nielsen, L., Bourg, I. & Sposito, G. (2010) Molecular dynamics simulations of CO2-brine interfacial tension and mutual solubility. Goldschmidt Conference. Knoxville, TN.


Nielsen, L. C. & DePaolo, D. J. (2009) Ca isotope fractionation accompanying precipitation of carbonate minerals from alkaline lake water. AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA.


Nielsen, L. & Bostick, B. C. (2008) Integrating aquifer geochemistry and sediment properties into modeling subsurface uranium retention at the Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund site. Geological Society of America Meeting. 239-7. Houston, TX.