Professor, Geology & Geophysics Department
University of Utah
William Johnson is a Professor in the Geology & Geophysics Department and an Adjunct Professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Utah. His research group research examines fate and transport in water of contaminants ranging from particles and pathogens to trace elements such as mercury as well as organic compounds. Their work and spans field to laboratory settings and experimental to advanced computing numerical simulations. Research contexts include developing theory for predicting nano- and micro-particle transport in porous media, selenium and mercury cycling in Great Salt Lake, impacts from tar sand mining/processing in eastern Utah, and gold mining processing impacts to rivers in southern Ecuador. Dr. Johnson strives to sustain an interactive synergistic learning community of undergraduates through PhD candidates.