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Piatt, Joseph, PhD
Chemistry
Associate Professor
Environmental Science
Associate Professor
General Education
Adjunct Instructor
 
Office: Charles House 301
Office Phone: 262-524-7156
Email: jpiatt@carrollu.edu
 
Education:
Ph.D.     1997     The University of Arizona, Tucson,
Department of Soil, Water, & Environmental Science

MSCE     1993     The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Department of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences

B.S.     1989     Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Majors: Chemistry and Mathematics

 
Areas of Specialization:
Environmental analytical chemistry
Contaminant hydrogeology and remediation
Water and soil resources
 
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:
Sandrin, S.K.; Brusseau, M.L.; Piatt, J.J.; Bodour, A.A.; Blanford, W.J.; Nelson, N.T. Spatial variability of in-situ microbial activity: Biotracer tests. Ground Water, 2004, 42(3), 374-383.

Alter, S.R.; Brusseau, M.L.; Piatt, J.J.; Rai-Maitra, A.; Wang, J.-M.; Cain, R.B. Use of tracer tests to evaluate the impact of enhanced-solubilization flushing on in-situ biodegradation. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 2003, 64, 191-202.

SETAC North America 28th Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 11-15, 2007. Rebecca Klaper, Joseph Piatt, and Patrick Anderson. "Distribution of pharmaceuticals from tributaries into the Lake Michigan ecosystem. Preprints - abstract #713.

International Conference on Tourism, Economy, and Business, Kokshetau Sh. Ualikhanov State University, Kokshetau, Kazakhstan, May 23-25, 2007. Joseph J. Piatt. "Relevance of pharmaceuticals and personal care products to tourism and environmental health."

233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, Ill., March 25-29, 2007. Kaprice J. Knaup and Joseph J. Piatt. “Investigating the occurrence of pharmaceuticals in wastewater.” Preprints - paper #1123.

231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30, 2006. Erick R. Anderson and Joseph J. Piatt. “Impact of soil structure and fertility on plant succession in a recently drained impoundment.” Preprints - paper #0837.

Senior Honors Banquet, Carroll College, Waukesha, WI, December 11, 2005. Jennifer L. Thieme and Joseph J. Piatt (mentor). “Environmental Assessment of Poplar Creek Subdivision with a Green Community Alternative.”

53rd Annual Midwestern Association of Chemistry Teachers in Liberal Arts Colleges Meeting, Appleton, Wis., October 28-29, 2005. Joseph J. Piatt. “Integrating fluorescence theory and practice into the undergraduate curricula using student-designed, independent, laboratory group projects.”

Wisconsin Ground Water Association, Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells, Wis., April 29, 2005. G. Tranberg and J.J. Piatt. “Hydrologic analysis of ground water conditions along a millrace near the Genesee Roller Mill Dam.” *best undergraduate presentation award*

229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, Calif., March 13-17, 2005. Joseph J. Piatt and Michael D. Schuder. “Integrating fluorescence theory and practice into the undergraduate curricula using student-designed, independent, laboratory group projects.” Preprints - paper #0093.

International Conference on Ecology and the Environment, Kokshetau Sh. Ualikhanov State University, Kokshetau, Kazakhstan, May 18, 2004 (ISBN: 9965497370). Joseph J. Piatt and K.M. Mogen. "Reversing the Flow: Effects of Drawdown in Southeastern Wisconsin."

227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, Calif, March 28-31, 2004. Abigail M. Daniels and J.J. Piatt. “Baseline analysis of diesel range organics in pond sediment.” Preprints - paper #307.

Wisconsin Ground Water Association, Annual Conference, Green Bay, Wis., April 9, 2003. K.M. Mogen and J.J. Piatt. “Reversing the flow: Effects of drawdown in Southeastern Wisconsin.” *2nd place undergraduate presentation award*

225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, La, March 23-27, 2003. M.L. Riha, S.M. Brastad and J.J. Piatt. “Baseline pesticide analysis of stream sediments at the Greene Field Station.” Preprints - paper #307.
 
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
• Editor, Amalgamator, Newsletter of the Milwaukee Section ACS, 2007- present
• Coordinator, Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, Milwaukee Section ACS, 2007
• Charter Organization Representative, Boy Scouts of America, Potawatomi Council, Pack 59, Waukesha, Wis., February 2007- present.
• Member, Planning Committee, “Water-Wise in Waukesha County II,” March 17, 2007
• Past-Chair, Milwaukee Section American Chemical Society, 2007
• Coordinator, National Chemistry Week, Milwaukee Section ACS, 2006
• Member, Waukesha Conservation Coalition, Waukesha County, September 2006 – present
• Coordinator, Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, Milwaukee Section ACS, 2006
• Member, Planning Committee, “Water-Wise in Waukesha County,” March 25, 2006
• President, Midwest Conference, 2005-2006
• Chair, Milwaukee Section American Chemical Society, 2006
• Chair-Elect, Milwaukee Section American Chemical Society, 2005
• Organizer, “Water Supply Issues in Waukesha County,” Symposium, Dec. 8, 2004
• Member, Urban Ecology Center Research Advisory Board, September 2004 – present
• Treasurer/ Coordinator of Volunteers/ Lesson leader. “Wisconsin Groundwater Festival,” Planning Committee, April 2004
• Faculty Shepherd (Chair), Science Facilities Renovation, February 2004-present
• Member, “Wisconsin Groundwater Festival,” Planning Committee, April 2003
• Mentor, Council of Independent Colleges/Eisenhower Professional Development Program, Teacher Scholars Program, 2002-2003
• Chair, Waukesha County Groundwater Guardian Community, 2001-2004
• Member, “Waukesha Water Festival,” Planning Committee, May 1-4, 2001
• Member, Assessment Committee, Carroll College, 2002-2004
• Member, Admissions Committee, Carroll College, 2001-2002
• Member, Student/Faculty Ethics Committee, Carroll College, 2001-2003
• Assessment Program Coordinator, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, 2000-2005
• Chair, Midwest Conference, Conference Oversight Committee, 2004-2005
• Vice President, Midwest Conference, 2004-2005
• Secretary, Midwest Conference, 2001-2004
• Member, Midwest Conference, Executive Committee, 2001-2006
• Faculty Athletic Representative, Midwest Conference, 1999-2006
• Member, Carroll College United Way Fundraising Committee, 1999 & 2000
• Member, Student Travel Awards Committee, Milwaukee Section American Chemical Society, 2000-2005
• Member, Local Section Award Committee, Milwaukee Section American Chemical Society, 2000-2005
 
Honors and Awards:
Greatest Community Involvement Award in Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, Office of Community Activities, American Chemical Society, Sept. 14, 2006

Dr. George E.P. Smith Memorial Fellowship, 1995-1996

Dr. and Mrs. Wallace H. Fuller Scholarship, 1994-1995

USDA National Needs Fellowship, 1992-1995

Sommerfeld Fellowship, 1989-1990

Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society

Phi Beta Kappa, National Arts & Sciences Honor Society

Phi Lambda Upsilon, National Chemistry Honor Society

Pi Mu Epsilon, National Mathematics Honor Society

 
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