The team

Aquatic physics

professor Daniel F. McGinnis
Assistant Professor in Aquatic Physics
Office : C209, Uni Carl Vogt
Phone : +41 22 379 0792
E-mail
http://www.dfmcginnis.com

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

aquatic greenhouse gas transport & emissions aquatic eddy correlation
aquatic-terrestrial linkages bubble & plume modeling
benthic fluxes constituent and pollutant transport and fate
biogeochemical-physical interactions lake management & restoration
change impacts on aquatic systems lake modeling
limnology & coastal oceanography sediment and water column modeling
sediment fluxes turbulence

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, December 2003
Two-dimensional lake and reservoir modeling: natural and plume-induced mixing mechanisms
M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, May 2000
Predicting oxygen transfer in hypolimnetic oxygenation devices
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, Virginia Tech, June 1996

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2014 – Present Assistant Professor, Institute F.-A. Forel, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2013 – 2014 Senior Scientist, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany
2010* – 2013 Research Associate, University of Southern Denmark SDU, Odense, Denmark
2008 – 2011* Senior Scientist, GEOMAR, Marine Biogeochemistry, Kiel, Germany
2003 – 2008 Postdoc, Surface Waters – Research and Management, Eawag, Luzern, Switzerland
2000 – 2003 Guest Researcher during PhD studies, Eawag, Luzern, Switzerland
1995 – 2000 Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia USA

* 2010 – 50% at GEOMAR and 50% at SDU

MAJOR STUDIES ON INLAND WATERS

  • Danube River (Romania). Silica retention and hydrodynamics (McGinnis et al. 2006).
  • Lake Alpnach (Switzerland). Benthic oxygen fluxes (Brand et al. 2008; Bryant et al. 2010a; 2010b)
  • Lake Hallwil (Switzerland). Seasonal monitoring, artificial oxygenation system, diurnal Chaoborus migration, CH4 emissions (Flury et al. 2010; Lorke et al. 2004; McGinnis et al. 2004)
  • Saar River (Germany). Temperature and hydrodynamic controls of CH4 and CO2 fluxes (Lorke et al. 2012; 2013; Maeck et al. 2013).
  • Schwentine River (Germany). Temperature and hydrodynamic controls of CH4 and CO2 fluxes.
  • Wohlensee (Switzerland). Benthic oxygen fluxes, CH4 emissions (McGinnis et al. 2008; DelSontro et al. 2010).

SCIENTIFIC CRUISES AND MAJOR EXPEDITIONS

  • Young Sound Sea Ice Expedition, Greenland, March 13 – March 31, 2012.
  • RV Urania, Mediterranean, July 27 –August 1, 2011. Cruise Leader (19 Scientists)
  • Buksefjord Expedition, Greenland, June 2 – June 26, 2011.
  • RV Poseidon, Red Sea, February 1 – February 20, 2011.
  • RV Alkor, Baltic Sea, June 10 – June 21, 2010.
  • Kobbefjord Sea Ice Expedition, Greenland, March 8 – March 19, 2010.
  • RV Celtic Explorer, North Sea, July 20 – August 14, 2009.
  • RV Alkor, North Sea, October 8 – October 30, 2008.
  • RV Sonne, South Pacific, January 31 – February 25, 2007.
  • RV Professor Vodyanitskiy, Black Sea, August 16 – 22, 2005.
  • RV Professor Vodyanitskiy, Black Sea, May 25 – June 8, 2004. Eawag Expedition leader
  • RV Istros, Danube River, Bazias to Orsova, Romania, October 14 – 19, 2001.

RECENT CO-SUPERVISED PH.D. STUDENTS:

2010 – present Karl Attard, University of Southern Denmark
Topic: Aquatic eddy correlation, seasonal carbon dynamics in Greenlandic fjords
2007 – 2011 Tonya DelSontro PhD, Eawag, Surface Waters, Switzerland
Topic:Methane emissions from aquatic systems
2006 – 2010 Claudia Lorrai PhD, Eawag, Surface Waters, Switzerland
Topic: Aquatic eddy correlation, turbulence and fluxes in the benthic boundary layer
2006 – 2010 Lee Bryant PhD, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engr., USA
Topic: O2 fluxes at the sediment-water interface, lake/reservoir oxygenation
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