Jeff Westrop

Jeff Westrop

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Background
  • Interests

Contact Information

TitleAssistant Geoscientist
Faculty RankAssistant Geoscientist
Address612 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583–0996
Phone
  • office: 402-472-9422
E-mailjwestrop2@unl.edu
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My Story

My research involves investigating how interactions between sediments, water, and microorganisms can influence water quality. I spent 5 years studying the occurrence and mobility of uranium in the High Plains Aquifer as part of my PhD. Soon after graduating, I accepted a position as an Assistant Geoscientist at the Nebraska Conservation and Survey Division. I plan on continuing my work on uranium mobility in the High Plains while applying my expertise in geochemistry to new problems including soil health and how groundwater chemistry can impact the lifespan of agricultural equipment.

Background

Education

DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Doctorate of PhilosophyEarth and Atmospheric ScienceUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln2021
Master of ScienceGeologyUniversity of Oklahoma2015
Bachelor of ScienceGeologyUniversity of Oklahoma2013

 

Affiliations

 

SNR Program Areas

  • Environmental Science

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Aqueous Geochemistry
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Sedimentology
  • Water Quality