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College of Arts and Sciences

Rudolph Hon

earth and environmental sciences

Rudolph Hon

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1976)
M.S. Charles U., Prague

Phone: 617-552-3656


EESC4484  Fall 2014
EESC2204  Spring 2015
EESC4480  Spring 2015

Current Graduate Students and Projects

Bianca Bello
A High Frequency Specific Conductance Study of Dissolved Road Salt Transport in an Unconfined Massachusetts Aquifer

David Beutel
Groundwater Monitoring in an Aquifer Contaminated By Road Salt

M.S. Alumni and Projects

Shakib Ahmed
Stable isotopic study of groundwater arsenic contaminated plume at Shepley’s Hill Landfill, 2014

Jacob Anderson
Geochemical Tracers of Surface Water and Ground Water Contamination from Road Salt, 2013

Brendan Hildum
Arsenic Speciation and Groundwater Chemistry at a Landfill Site: A Case Study of Shepley’s Hill Landfill, 2013

Yu Xie
Spatial Distribution and Pathways of Arsenic in the Shepley’s Hill Landfill, Ayer, Massachusetts, 2013

Qing Xian
Statistical assessment of hydrochemical characteristics of stream waters in eastern New England, 2009

Matthew Mayo
Arsenic pathways at landfills: a case study of the shepleys hill landfill, 2006

Newton Tedder
A study of saline water transport pathways using high resolution specific conductance records in two watersheds in urban and rural Massachusetts, 2005

David Kammer
Hydrochemical characterization of Old Pond Meadows Aquifer, Norwell, Massachusetts, 2005

Kevin MacKinnon
Equilibria and transport of Fe and Mn in a naturally contaminated aquifer, Norwell, Massachusetts, 2005

Thomas Davidson
Arsenic pathways in leachate plums at five landfill sites in central Massachusetts, 2004

Alisa-Marie King
Hydrochemical characterization of groundwater in a wetland-upland transitional zone, Norwell, Eastern, Massachusetts, 1999

Keith Gallinelli
Geochemistry of biologically assisted tetrachloroethene degradation in the septic groundwater environment, 1997

Yuqin Zhou
Groundwater modeling and nitrogen particle tracking in the Monomoy Lens aquifer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1996

Kim Kutawski
The natural in situ biotransformation of tetrachloroethene, 1995

Peter Dillon
Geochemistry and petrogenesis of the late precambrian plutonic series south of Boston, eastern Massachusetts, 1994

Rebecca Markus
The geochemistry of the Dedham granite suite, north of Boston, Massachusetts, 1993

Vasiliki Philippopoulou
Geochemical study of the siluro-devonian sedimentary rocks of north and north-central Maine, 1993

Catherine Gabis
The geochemistry and petrogenesis of a cordierite-hypersthene dike suite in Greenville, north-central Maine, 1992

Matthew Paige
The petrology, geochemistry and tectonic setting of the Cape Ann complex, eastern Massachusetts, 1991

Carroll Brown
Geochemistry of the horserace quartz diorite, north central Maine, 1989

Ronald Resmini
The thermal structure of the continental crust: computer modeling experiments in heat conduction, 1989

Nancy Davis
Gamma-ray spectroscopy analysis of radon emanation, 1988

Amy Sheridan
Geochemistry of the Milford plutonic suite, 1988

Selected Publications

Hepburn, J.C., Dunning, G.R. and Hon, R. (1997) Geochronology and Regional Tectonic Implications of Silurian Deformation in the Nashoba Terrane, Southeastern New England, Current Perspectives in the Appalachian-Caledonian Orogen: Geologcial Association of Canada, Hibbard, J.P., van Staal, C.R. and Cawood, P.A. (editors), Special Paper 41, pp. 349-366.

Hon, R., Paige, J.S. and Loftenius, C.J. (1993) Petrogenesis of Two Diverse Mid-Paleozoic Complexes of Eastern Massachusetts: A-type Cape Ann Granite and I-type Sharpners Pond Quartz Diorite, in Cheney, J.T. and Hepburn, J.C. (editors) Field Trip Guidebook for the Northeastern United States, 1993 Boston, GSA: Dept. of Geology & Geography, Univ. of Mass, Amherst, MA v. 2, pp. Q1-Q28.

Hon, R.,O'Brien, S.J., Hepburn, J.C. and G.R. Dunning (1991) Assesment of Mafic Magmatism in the Avalon Terranes of Newfoundland and Southeastern New England, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 23, #1, p. 46.

Hon, R., Hepburn, J.C., Bothner, W.A., Olszewski, W.J., Gaudette, H.E., Dennen, W.H. and Loftenius, C. (1986) Mid-paleozoic Calc-alkaline Igneous Rocks of the Nashoba Block and Merrimack Trough, In Newburg, D.W. (editor), Guidebook for Field Trips in Southwestern Maine, 78th New England Intercollegiate Geologic Conference, Lewiston, ME, p.37-52.