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Kate Maher
Assistant Professor, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Clayman Institute Faculty Voice and Influence Fellow, 2012-2013

Kate Maher is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. Kate Maher received her B.A. from Dartmouth College in Environmental Earth Science in 1999, her M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 2001 and her Ph.D in Earth and Planetary Sciences from U.C. Berkeley in 2005. Prior to coming to Stanford as an Assistant Professor in 2007, she was a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow with U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA.

Her research is focuses on environmental geochemistry, including carbon dioxide storage in the subsurface and groundwater contamination. She is the currently a principal investigator on the GCEP project: “The Reactivity of CO2 in the Subsurface” and recently completed an exploratory project on “Geological Sequestration of CO2 – An Exploratory Study of the Mechanisms and Kinetics of CO2 Reactions with Mg-Silicates”.   Kate also serves as the Director of the Stanford ICPMS/TIMS facility, a new shared analytical facility for isotopic and geochemical analysis of environmental samples.