URI Graduate School of Oceanography Student Wins National
Award in Environmental Chemistry
Narragansett -- February 16, 2000 --The American Chemical Society recently
awarded URI Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) Ph.D. candidate Paul
Hartmann the 2000 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry.
This nationally competitive award is based on a student's academic excellence,
research productivity and potential for future contributions as professionals
in the field.
He will receive a one-year membership in the American Chemical Society's
Division of Environmental Chemistry and a subscription to the scientific
journal Environmental Science and Technology.
Hartmann, a native of Essex, Connecticut, lives in Narragansett. He received
his B.S. in oceanography from Southern Connecticut State University and
is currently working on his Ph.D. in chemical oceanography under the guidance
of GSO chemical oceanographer Dr. James Quinn.
Hartmann's research involves collecting and analyzing sediment samples
throughout Narragansett Bay for soot carbon and organic carbon. In particular,
he has been studying the abundance and distribution of the hydrocarbon linear
alkylbenzene (LAB) which first started being discharged into the environment
in the early 1960s as a byproduct of detergents.
Hartmann is the recipient of the 1998-9 Narragansett Electric Coastal
Fellowship in Oceanography, which supports Ph.D. candidates working on research
projects in and around Narragansett Bay. He also received an award for the
best student platform presentation at a recent Society of Environmental
Toxicology and Chemistry regional meeting.
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