A. Lynn Roberts

Research and Professional Interests

Dr. Roberts is a professor at the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.  She is the departmental Graduate Admissions Officer, chair of the Whiting School of Engineering Divisional Committee on Diversity, and a member of the Academic Council. Her research interests include: aquatic chemistry, environmental pollutant transformations, environmental pollutant transport, groundwater contamination, hazardous waste management, organic pollutants, reaction kinetics and mechanisms in natural waters, and subsurface remediation.

Selected Publications:

  • Sivey, J.D., Roberts, A.L. (2012). Abiotic Reduction Reactions of Dichloroacetamide Safeners: Transformations of Inert Agrochemical Constituents. Environmental Science & Technology. 46(4). 2187-2195.
  • Sivey, J.D., Roberts, A.L. (2012). Assessing the Reactivity of Free Chlorine Constituents Cl-2, Cl2O, and HOCl Toward Aromatic Ethers. Environmental Science & Technology. 46(4). 2141-2147.
  • Yu, J.T., Bisceglia, K.J., Bouwer, E.J., Roberts, A.L., Coelhan, M. (2012). Determination of pharmaceuticals and antiseptics in water by solid-phase extraction and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry: analysis via pentafluorobenzylation and stable isotope dilution. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 403(2). 583-591.
  • Bisceglia, K.J., Roberts, A.L., Lippa, K.A. (2012). A hydrolysis procedure for the analysis of total cocaine residues in wastewater. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 402(3). 1277-1287.
  • Sivey, J.D., Mccollogh, C.T., Roberts, A.L. (2010). Chlorine monoxide (Cl2O) and molecular chlorine (Cl2) as active chlorinating agents in reaction of dimethenamid with aqueous free chlorine. Environ. Sci. Technol.. 44. 3357-3362.
  • Cwiertny, D.M., Arnold, W.A., Kohn, T., Rodenburg, L.A., Roberts, A.L. (2010). Reactivity of alkyl polyhalides toward granular iron: development of QSARs and reactivity cross correlations for reductive dehalogenation.. Environ. Sci. Technol.. 44. 7928-7936.
  • Bisceglia, K.J., Yu, J.T., Coelhand, M., Bouwer, E.J., Roberts, A.L. (2010). Trace determination of pharmaceuticals and other wastewater-derived contaminants by solid phase extraction and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A. 1217. 558-564.
  • Bisceglia, K.J., Roberts, A.L., Schantz, M.M., Lippa, K.A. (2010). Quantification of drugs of abuse in municipal wastewater via SPE and direct injection liquid chromatography mass spectrometry. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 398. 2701-2712.

Research Tools:

Laboratory Science, Conceptual Modeling, Quantitative Modeling, Field Research

Themes Categories:

Water and Health
Water in the Environment
Water and Agriculture
Water and Energy
Water Infrastructure

People Categories:

NSF IGERT Participant


groundwater contamination, hazardous waste management, organic pollutant, reaction kinetics, remediation